K, you guys are going to DIE over this healthy chicken stew recipe once you make it, because not only is it healthy as shit, but it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy eating it. To be honest, I should’ve discovered this recipe in the winter, because it would really give you ALL THE FEELS. But whatever. It’s SO good, I’ll eat it anytime.
After having the busiest weekend of life, I had to whip up something quick last night because I hate buying lunches during the week. There’s just something special about making your own food and thoroughly enjoying it. Plus, you know ALL the ingredients that are going into your food. SO KEY.
Anyway, it took me a little over an hour to make this healthy chicken stew. I know it seems like a long time, but an hour is really not long when you’re basically letting it simmer for like 40 mins.
Ok let’s jump right into this healthy chicken stew recipe!
What you need:
- Chicken (I used chicken breast, but you can use thighs if you like those better) You can also use Turkey!
- 5 cups Chicken broth
- Mushrooms – cut into halves
- Potatoes – cut into bite sized pieces
- Carrots – cut into rounds
- 2 Yellow onions
- Flour (for thickening)
- Optional: red wine
Step 1: Start by cutting your chicken into bite size pieces. Then season them however you want. I added salt, pepper, garlic powder, and some Mrs. Dash Italian seasoning.
Step 2: Chop up all your veggies so that they are ready to throw in the pan.
Step 3: Get a large pot and add in some mildly flavoured oil. I use avocado oil. Throw in your chicken and cook them for about 6-7 mins or until brown and almost cooked. Take them out of the pot and plate them for now.
Step 4: In the same pot, throw in your chopped up yellow onion and garlic to the pot. Stir them continuously so that they do not burn. Keep stirring until the onions are soft and brownish.
Step 5: After a few minutes, add in your rosemary, thyme, and a splash of red wine. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Step 6: Add ½ a cup of chicken broth to the pot and let simmer. In another bowl whisk up ½ a cup of chicken broth and some flour to thicken up the broth. Add that to the pot as well.
Step 7: Let it simmer for about 6-7 minutes and then add in 4 cups of chicken broth to the pot. If you need to add more flour for thickness, do it now.
Step 8: Let this simmer for about 10-15 minutes and then add in all your chopped up veggies including your potatoes.
Step 9: Add some more salt and pepper. I also added chilli flakes at this point because I like it a bit spicy!
Step 10: Lower your heat to medium-low, and cover the pot partially, and let it cook/simmer for 15 minutes or until your potatoes and carrots are soft.
Step 11: Add your chicken/turkey back into the pot for another 5-6 minutes to make sure it’s fully cooked.
Step 12: Once everything is cooked, plate your stew (in a bowl) and garnish with parsley.
Honestly, this was the easiest meal to cook and one of the yummiest I’ve ever made.
K, who loves a good stew? You can also switch this up to be a beef or veggie stew as well!
Do you guys want to see more healthy recipes on the blog? Make sure you’re following on me on Insta, because I usually do lots of step-by-step stories whenever I’m cooking.
++ Make sure you check out my YUMMY Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe.
+++ Oh and if you like Butter Chicken, you’ll want this recipe too!