A very comforting crock pot chicken stew with vegetables and white wine. It is an easy chicken recipe that you can make ahead of time and eat later. This chicken stew in a slow cooker is a perfect meal for the busy person that still wants to make restaurant quality dishes, even if just to enjoy by yourself. That said, I guarantee that this dish will also impress your guests!
The Crock pot was for years my favorite kitchen gadget but has been in the shadows a bit recently due to my Instant Pot and Air Fryer obsessions.
In the past few days I finally got back to cooking slow cooker recipes and made this delicious Crock Pot Chicken Stew with white wine.
Crock Pot Braised Chicken
This slow cooker chicken stew recipe consists of chicken thighs that were browned beforehand, then cooked with vegetables and aromatic spices in white wine.
It's a very simple dish that offers big flavors. The chicken falls right off the bones, and each bite has a great blend of chicken, veggies and the flavorful spices and wine.
It’s hard to pinpoint the taste of this recipe. With the white wine it has some elements of France (which can also be influenced by the type of wine you use).
The chicken is so tender that it reminds me of a chicken Osso Bucco, and the hearty vegetables I used always remind me of a good hearty American stew.
Labels aren’t important though, taste is what matters and this tastes over the top delicious.
How to Make Chicken Stew in a Slow Cooker
In this recipe, I browned the chicken and cook the vegetables until translucent to add flavors to the stew.
However, if you want to save time, feel free to skip the step 1 and 2. This recipe still works by dumping everything straight into the slow cooker.
Step 1. Brown the Chicken Legs
If you have time, I highly recommend browning the chicken legs beforehand to enhance the flavors of the dish.
Here's how to do it:
- First, season the chicken legs with kosher salt and black pepper. Marinate for about 15 minutes.
- Add flour, toss to coat.
- Heat about 4 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Working in multiple batches, fry the chicken until golden underneath, about 2-3 minutes on each side. Transfer the browned chicken to a slow cooker.
Step 2. Cook the aromatic base
This is also optional.
In the same skillet, cook onion, carrot, celery for about 3 minutes. Add garlic and stir for 1 minute. Transfer the vegetables to a slow cooker.
Step 3. Slow Cook
Add the remaining ingredients into a slow cooker. Cook on low for about 6-8 hours.
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FAQ and Cooking Tips
You can use any white wine that isn't sweet and with a high acidity, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc.
If the stew is too watery, you can mix an equal amount of water and cornstarch or flour with softened butter to make a slurry, then stir in into the stew.
Keep the leftovers in an airtight container. Properly stored, it can last 3-4 days in the fridge or about 4-6 months in the freezer.
Did you make this recipe? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below! I'd appreciate it.
Crock Pot Chicken Stew with White Wine
- a slow cooker
- 5 whole chicken legs , (3 pounds) pat the chicken dry with paper towels.
- 2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup neutral oil
Mirepoix - A Flavor Base
- 1½ cup diced yellow onion
- 3 carrots, (diced)
- 3 celery ribs , (diced)
- 3 garlic cloves, (smashed)
- 1 bay leaf
- ½ cup dry white wine
- 1½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 3 fresh rosemary sprigs
- 3 fresh thyme sprigs
- 3 sage leaves
- Season the chicken legs with salt and black pepper. Let them sit for 15 minutes. Add flour, toss to coat then shake off the excess flour.
- In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown the chicken legs for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Transfer to a slow cooker.
- Add onion, celery, and carrot into the skillet. Cook and keep stirring for 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for about 1 minute. Transfer to a slow cooker.
- Add the remaining ingredients into a slow cooker. Cook on low for about 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours.
Janeane M Davis
My slow cooker is one of my favorite kitchen tools. I would like to try this recipe for my family.
I love my slow cooker. The perfect cooking tool to use on lazy days.
Oh my goodness this looks absolutely delicious, it amazes me the different things you can do with chicken and crock pot!
I'm a big fan of stews and soups made in the crockpot.
Mmmmm.... who can resist to this chicken stew!
Wow looks delicious! I'll definitely be adding this to my list of things to try
This chicken stew was amazing! I made it for dinner tonight and the kids loved it.
Thanks for sharing your feedback, Sara! I am glad that your kids loved it.
Looks like a tasty recipe. I usually don't do crock pot recipes. I just straight up cook it because it will be gone, especially when I cook over at my sister's house. Her brood is large. I may have to try this out over there next time.
Let me know how it goes with this recipe, Nile!
What a great idea for a stew. I haven't used my crockpot in a while and it is nice to have some new ideas.
This Crock Pot Chicken Stew with White Wine is making my tummy growl! I really love to have this on my plate right now.