Monday, December 6, 2021

Creamy Chicken Stew

It’s October, winter is almost here, and I’m in the mood for some comfort food. After an exhaustive search (kidding!) of Pinterest, I found this Creamy Chicken Stew recipe. It’s full of chicken and vegetables and promises a hearty, creamy broth. The fact that it includes instructions for the stovetop, crockpot, and Instant Pot really sold me. Although I don’t have an Instant Pot (yet), I do love my crockpot. Being able to toss a bunch of ingredients in, press a button, and come back to a delicious meal a few hours later is my jam. Then again so is the whole stovetop thing. Well, on most days. Anyhoo, let’s give this one a try!

This Creamy Chicken Stew recipe is simple to make and tastes great with biscuits or dumplings. Make it on the Stove Top, Crock Pot, or Instant Pot!

Recipe Author: Stephanie at The Cozy Cook
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The Ingredients

I think I only had the olive oil, butter, and Italian seasoning in my pantry. That left me with a good amount of things to shop for, but that wasn’t a problem.

This recipe is full of cooking basics like onion, potatoes, and chicken breasts. It also takes advantage of cream of chicken soup for the broth base and a packet of ranch seasoning for flavor.

While most of the ingredients are fresh, there is an option to use frozen green beans. I took advantage of that to up the convenience factor.

Creamy Chicken Stew Ingredients
Chicken breasts, butter, milk, sour cream, baby carrots, Italian seasoning, cream of chicken soup, ranch dressing mix, frozen green beans, celery, potatoes, olive oil, and onion

The Process

Y’all, making this recipe was a pleasure. It mostly went according to the instructions, and I had it ready in just over an hour. Here’s how my time was spent:

  • 11 minutes to prep
  • 1 hour to cook
  • 1 hour 11 minutes total

Although I like the fact that crockpot instructions were included, I decided to make my Creamy Chicken Stew on the stovetop.

Naturally, I started off with the prep work. That was mostly measuring a few ingredients and cutting the chicken and vegetables into bite-sized pieces. This is where I had my only moment of confusion with this recipe.

The instructions say to slice the potatoes, but that didn’t seem right to me. I used red potatoes that would have made large slices for a soup. Instead of slicing, I also cut the potatoes into bite-sized pieces.

Oh, and speaking of cutting, the baby carrots aren’t. Just toss them into the pot for an extra touch of convenience. And speaking of pots, my 5-quart Dutch oven was made for this recipe.

Once I began cooking, things went very smoothly. I started out by sauteeing the seasoned chicken for 7 minutes. The rest went according to the instructions, and my Creamy Chicken Stew was ready to serve a short time later.

Chopping the potatoes
Chopping the potatoes into bite-sized pieces

To Serve

This Creamy Chicken Stew is certainly hearty enough to serve as a meal, but it also gives a couple of optional sides. The accompanying post includes a link to a buttermilk biscuit recipe and instructions for dumplings.

My husband doesn’t care for dumplings, so I opted to make biscuits. While the author’s Buttermilk Biscuits recipe does sound delicious(!!), I have to admit that I used my favorite biscuit recipe. They were a last-minute addition, I had all the ingredients handy, and I have made it so often that I’m sure I could make it in my sleep. If I had planned better, I would have tried those buttermilk biscuits.

Homemade Biscuits
Homemade biscuits, the perfect side to a hearty soup or stew

So how was it?

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This Creamy Chicken Stew was lovely. It was loaded with chicken and vegetables in a thick broth that had just a little ranch tanginess. I served mine with homemade biscuits, and they were the perfect accompaniment. I even had some leftover stew over biscuits for breakfast the next day. Making this recipe went according to the instructions, and I didn't have any problems. It did take me 11 minutes longer than the total time listed, though, and I'm not sure where the slowdown was. Still, I'm glad I gave this recipe a try, and I'm calling it a Pinterest success.
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