This classic chicken vegetable stew recipe includes browned meat, flour to thicken the broth and plenty of healthy vegetables and potatoes – plus an indulgent splash of cream at the end for a rich, velvety experience!
This delicious stew can be prepared up to 24 hours ahead and frozen, using flour as it thickens without lumping as quickly.
Holden’s Ranch is renowned for their delicious chicken stew, served with saltine crackers on the side.
This recipe calls for chicken thighs instead of breasts for optimal flavor and moisture retention during simmering. If desired, boneless skinless chicken breasts can also be substituted.
Substituting just a handful of potatoes adds starch and thickness to your broth, providing extra starch-rich flavor without overburdening the pot with too many. Cook your potatoes until they’re tender yet not mushy before taking about one coffee cup worth and mashing with a fork before returning them to your stew pot to thicken up!
If your chicken stew broth is too runny, thickening it by mixing flour and water or chicken broth separately before adding it back in will prevent lumps.
As nights turn colder, this soothing stew will offer plenty of comforting warmth from within. Chicken and vegetables simmered together in an aromatic broth will warm you from head to toe!
Browning adds flavor while also helping keep the meat moist as it simmers in a roux-based gravy. Browning is optional but helps add dimension and keep things juicy during their simmer time.
You can use boneless skinless chicken breasts in this recipe. Alternatively, save time and skip frying altogether by opting for pre-cooked rotisserie chicken.
This dish makes an excellent make-ahead meal. It will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days and reheats nicely in a saucepan over medium-low heat to warm through. Furthermore, it can also be frozen for up to three months in an air tight container.
Delicious Chicken Noodle Soup is the ultimate comforting and satisfying winter warmer – easy, satisfying, and comforting all at the same time! Perfect for Fall/Winter evenings.
This recipe takes advantage of several shortcuts that make preparation faster on weeknights without compromising flavor. By using boneless, skinless chicken thighs in combination with store-bought broth with added chicken bouillon you can skip slow simmering, yet still add a delicious base for this stew. Searing gives delicious golden-brown color (the Maillard reaction), adding depth of flavor while saving time in cooking time. Furthermore, creating a roux with flour before adding to melted butter thickens without overcooking which could potentially result in graininess – this step can also be completed prior to adding flour (this step should also be completed ahead of time to save even more cooking time)!
Chicken is tenderized as it simmers in its own flavorful broth. As this meal can all be completed in one pot, cleanup becomes much simpler!
Deglazing your pan with cool water and stirring it into the broth helps lift any flavorful brown bits at the bottom of your pan, known as fond. This process enhances your stew’s overall taste!
Add an extra dose of flavor with paprika or cayenne pepper before the stew is complete, fresh parsley makes an impressive garnish, and leftovers can be stored in the fridge and heated up later when desired – perfect for cold nights of fall and winter! This comforting meal makes an ideal dinner option.
This southern stew recipe makes life simple on busy weeknights with its one-pot solution for browning chicken and sauteing vegetables all taking place within one pot, saving time from cleaning multiple pans.
This chicken stew recipe is simple yet flavorful and hearty enough for two. Serve this hearty and cozy meal alongside crusty bread or biscuits for the full experience!
Flour adds creamy texture and deglazing the pan with cool water creates rich, concentrated flavors for this chicken stew recipe. Deliberately adding cream elevates its taste further and provides a pleasing balance against earthy mushrooms and tender potatoes – and can also freeze well! This tasty dinner option can even make an excellent way to start your weekday off right!