While cold weather may mean trips to the beach and homemade ice cream are temporary things of the past, it makes room for a different set of fun things. One prime example is having a crafty night of fun while supper cooks itself in your crockpot. Yes, crockpot season has finally arrived. So add this easy chicken stew recipe to the top of your recipe must-try list. It’s easy, filling, and absolutely delicious.
Crockpot Chicken Stew Ingredients
- Four boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
- Four cups chicken stock
- Three cups of water
- Six medium red potatoes, cut into eighths
- Three large carrots, diced
- Two cans sweet green peas
- Half cup heavy cream
- Half cup milk
- Four tablespoons cornstarch
- One tablespoon salt
- Half tablespoon pepper
- Two teaspoons garlic powder
- Two teaspoons onion powder
Directions for Crockpot Chicken Stew
- Place chicken, chicken stock and water in the crockpot. Cook for two hours on high heat.
- Add potatoes, carrots, green peas and seasonings to the crockpot. Stir to combine. Cook another two hours on high heat.
- Combine heavy cream, milk, and cornstarch in a separate container. Mix thoroughly until cornstarch has completely combined with the liquid. Add to the crockpot and reduce to medium heat. Cook an additional four hours.
- Reduce heat to low or warm to keep hot. Serve with crackers, biscuits or cornbread.
More Crockpot Stew Options
- Make a cheesy stew by including a half cup of shredded cheddar cheese in step three.
- For a creamier soup, replace the milk/heavy cream/cornstarch mixture with your favorite cream soup. Cream of chicken or mushroom works best, but you can use any.
This easy crockpot chicken stew is sure to become a household favorite this winter, and even during the spring and fall. You can even switch it up by substituting your favorite meat for the chicken for a subtle yet equally delicious recipe. Sausage, lamb, beef and venison are all great substitutions.