Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Stew

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Stew is a flavorful dish that is just perfect for spring. Slow cookers aren’t just for the winter – they’re good to use all year round! Simply prep this dish before heading out for the day and you’ll have a tasty dinner ready to enjoy when you step through the door.

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Stew

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions; to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required, and to understand the steps and timings involved.

Are you guilty of using your slow cooker only in the colder autumn and winter months? I know I am! I don’t know why it is a “cold weather appliance” to me, when there is just so much you can make with a slow cooker!

This slow cooker chicken and vegetable stew is delicious and light and perfect for spring.

Like most slow cooker recipes, it is really easy to prepare – all the veggies are chopped and tossed into the pot, then topped with the chopped, browned chicken and then finished off with herbs and chicken stock.

Then you set it and forget it and can go about your day or afternoon. I can be cooked on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.

All that is left to do is to serve up in bowls and enjoy!

Chicken and vegetables in the slow cooker pot.

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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Recipe for Chicken and Vegetable Stew

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Chopped carrots, potatoes, onions and celery in the slow cooker pot

Recipe Tips

To save time, you can prep the veggies the night before and store in an airtight container in the fridge, then all you need to do is quickly brown off the chicken in a skillet and the finish off.

Alternatively, you can just throw in raw chicken pieces if pressed for time. However, partially cooking it off means you help to seal in the juices.

Never part-cook chicken in advance and use later as there may still be bacteria present that won’t be destroyed.

How Do I Make Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Stew?

Just check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

Recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Stew

Slow Cooker Chicken & Vegetable Stew

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 25 minutes

Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Stew is a flavorful dish that is just perfect for spring.


  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 lbs (900g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 3 large celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 3 large carrots, cut into chunks
  • 1½ lbs (700g) tri-color potatoes, halved or quartered
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 4 cups chicken stock, preferably organic
  • 3 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Add the chicken and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook for 6-8 minutes stirring occasionally until the chicken is browned on all sides.

    Searing the Chicken
  2. Meanwhile, place the chopped celery, onion, carrots, and potatoes into the slow cooker pot. Then add the part-cooked chicken on top.

  3. Add the bay leaves, dried herbs, and chicken stock to the pot. Season with additional salt and black pepper, as desired, and stir to combine.

    Adding Chicken Stock to Slow Cooker
  4. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.

  5. Remove the lid and stir to combine. Remove and discard bay leaves.
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired, and serve immediately topped with some fresh chopped parsley. Enjoy!

    Recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Stew

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 309Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 529mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 4gSugar: 8gProtein: 27g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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