Hearty Chicken Stew in Slow Cooker

Hearty Chicken Stew Slow Cooker Recipes

Here’s one of my favorite slow cooker recipes. Hearty Chicken Stew in Slow Cooker. Our family loves chicken meals, especially stew recipes. My husband is a huge fan of trying different chicken dinners, and this recipe is something that I know he’ll like.  Last week, I was staring at my kitchen’s ceiling, thinking of something to cook, something irresistible. Fortunately, this came to mind and without waiting I hurriedly gather my ingredients and started to cook this meal. I called it “Hearty Chicken Stew”, a dish that I actually cooked for seven hours!  Yes, I cooked it that long, but it is worth the wait. Slow cooker recipes are amazing when you have the time, and it’s always so worthwhile when you try the juiciness of the meat. The flavors all blend together in a positive way, and the process makes me savor the taste of each bite even longer.

I decided to name this dish “Hearty Chicken Stew” because you need a huge heart to prepare and cook this meal!  It is not that hard, it just requires a little patience and time. My kids loved this recipe too… I was trying to think back to when I was a kid and when I tried my first stew.  I had a lot of soup as a youngster but stews were introduced later in life, except for maybe some that was out of a can.  Homemade stews from a slow cooker or hot pot are the best, far better than anything you can buy at a restaurant or premade in the store.

All of the ingredients are very basic, and nothing is foreign. I bet that you have the ingredients in your kitchen and pantry. If-not, they are very easy to find in the grocery. If you are planning to serve it for dinner, it’s best to prepare it right after breakfast. It is perfect with rice, bread, or nacho chips as each of them soaks up the taste. It’s casual but can still work when you have company as it dresses up well enough in the right bowl.  I would be honored if you enjoy it well enough to share this slow-cooker meal with your family or friends.

  • 1 pound boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion {chopped}
  • 2 cups potatoes {washed, peeled and quartered}
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 2 tablespoons capers {drained}
  • 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes {unsalted}
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup pimento olives {pitted, drained}
  • 1 teaspoons garlic {minced}
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt/pepper to taste
  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat. Sprinkle the chicken with salt/pepper and cook until browned. Remove the chicken from heat and put it into the slow cooker. 

  2. Add onions into the same skillet, keep stirring until lightly browned or tender.

  3. Add onions, potatoes, paprika, oregano, cumin powder, capers, diced tomatoes, white wine, pimento olives, garlic and bay leaves into the slow cooker. 

  4. Cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 4 hours. About 30 minutes before serving time, shred the chicken into small pieces and put the chicken back into the slow cooker. Mix well. Season with salt/pepper to taste. 

  5. To serve: Garnish with parsley, mint or other fresh herbs of your choice.

Hearty Chicken Stew Slow Cooker Recipes


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    Apr 1, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Wow! This looks so yummy I want this in my tummy! This looks like an easy meal to make, leave it in a slow cooker, go to work, come back and have this great meal!

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    Apr 1, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    I love a good slow cooker recipe. There’s nothing more convenient than throwing a bunch of ingredients i nthe slow cooker in the morning and coming home to a warm, tasty stew.

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    Apr 1, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    This time of year is so hectic for me and it seems that I use my slow cooker almost daily. This does look good and hearty and has ingredients my family will love!

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    Apr 1, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Nice to have a chicken like chili. Weather is getting warmer here so our chili days are over. Thank goodness time for spring meals. Looks delicious and will save for next fall.

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    Jacqui S
    Apr 1, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Looks like a really good stew. I’m not huge on beans, but they’re not too bad when cooked thoroughly lol. Thanks for sharing!

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    Ana John
    Apr 2, 2017 at 11:14 am

    This is the most delicious and vibrant take on chicken soup, the get well classic. But I could come up with lots bright veggies.

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    Apr 2, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    That looks delicious! I love easy crockpot meals too!

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    Apr 2, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Oh my gosh! This looks so amazing. I am planning on making chili in my crockpot tomorrow, but I might alter it and do this recipe instead especially since I have chicken breasts I can cut up.

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    Andrea R Warren (@WaldorfFries)
    Apr 2, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    I am starving right now! This recipe looks incredible I love hearty dishes especially ones that use fresh herbs there is nothing that compares to to fresh

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    Apr 2, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Oh this looks so good! I like to use my slow cooker to make meals, it helps out so much when we have a busy evening. This is a great meal option, thanks!

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    Apr 2, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Oh man this looks delightful! No one in my house likes thingslike this other than me and my youngest and that is all the excuse I need to make it!! I am drooling, it looks so good!

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    Apr 2, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    This looks like a delicious stew. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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    Jaime Nicole
    Apr 3, 2017 at 4:39 am

    This looks so tasty! I love anything that I can put in my slow cooker – but I love how pretty this dish is – sometimes stuff from the slow cooker doesn’t look the best even though it tastes great but this is gorgeous!

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    Rebecca Swenor
    Apr 3, 2017 at 6:40 am

    I have to admit that I have not made chicken stew before. This recipe looks delicious and anything cooked in a slow cooker taste divine and filled with flavor I believe. Thanks for shairng the recipe.

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    GD Blog
    Apr 3, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Wow! This Chicken Stew from slow cooker is amazing. I’m now thinking of doing this for our chicken in the freezer.

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    Boho Chic (@TotallyTerris)
    Apr 3, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    That chicken stew looks absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to try it this week while the kids are out for spring break. I use my slow cooker daily during school holidays. It’s just easier.

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