Easy Chicken Stew

Easy Chicken Stew

It’s like chicken pot pie but without the pie. And quicker. I’ve even made this dish in 35 minutes. When adding the broccoli, move quickly. Lift the lid, drop the broccoli on top of the stew, and put the lid right back. And if you use salted stock, only add salt to taste. This is the best comfort food ever! - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Makes: 4 servings

Easy Chicken Stew


  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock (I use Swanson’s unsalted)
  • 1/2 cup flour

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts (1 lb.) cut into one-inch pieces
  • 1 cup carrots, cut in 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup celery, cut in 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 cups red potatoes (1/2 lb.) unpeeled, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup mushrooms, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (less if using salted stock – taste first)
  • 2 cups broccoli florets


  1. Whisk stock and flour together in a bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large pan on medium-high, heat the oil and sauté onion & garlic for 1 minute.
  3. Add chicken, sprinkle with salt & pepper, cook & stir 2 minutes.
  4. Add carrots, celery, potatoes, mushrooms, stock mixture, and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Toss broccoli on top of stew, quickly put the lid back on the pan and cook 2 minutes. The broccoli will steam on the top.
  6. Remove from heat and stir to incorporate the broccoli. Stew thickens as it cools.

7 Comments on "Easy Chicken Stew"

  1. Holly

    This is a fabulous dish…so delicious, but I had trouble whisking the flour into the hot stock…it went lumpy and I had to start over with cold water and flour, then whisking that into cool stock.
    It was the only way I could figure out to avoid lumpy sauce.
    Then I added that to the pan of sauted chicken and veggies.
    Love that it has no butter and I used up leftover cooked chicken breast
    Every one loved it ?

  2. Terry

    Love this stew. Was so good without having to use my favorite wine to cook with, not necessary, happy hour was most enjoyable, love your recipes, you are a gem!!! Next I will try the chicken stew??

  3. Liz

    Easy, tasty, and worthy of my table. Very good recipe. I wouldn’t change a thing.

  4. ally

    hi jenny can you use whole wheat flour instead .

    • Jenny

      I would not use whole wheat flour as it may bring a different taste to the stew.

  5. Sammie

    This is an amazing dish! What an excellent alternative to beef! This will be made again and again. It was,very simple and perfect for a busy weeknight. Taste as if I cooked all day.

    This is my first recipe I have tried of yours and look forward to more.

    Thank you, your delishish!

  6. Carolyn

    Thanks for a great recipe !! I’m new to this site; and I’m already impressed. I found it when I was searching for a healthy alternative to fried paczki. I will be trying your baked version this week end. As for the salt in this recipe, I think I would omit it entirely and flavor it with Mrs Dash seasoning.

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