Chicken Stew

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


The classic beef stew can absolutely be made with chicken, and it’s just as cozy and comforting—plus, it’s quicker!


  • 1 and ½ Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 and ½ lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs or a mixture, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 lb. onions, cut into ¾-inch dice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • ½ tsp. salt, or more to taste
  • ½ tsp. pepper, or more to taste
  • 5 and ½ cups chicken broth, divided
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 lb. baby carrots or whole carrots cut into ¾-inch pieces
  • 12 oz. boiling potatoes, cut into ¾-inch pieces
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas


  1. In a large Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat, warm the oil.
  2. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  3. Add the onions to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  5. Add 5 cups of the broth, stirring to loosen any browned bits on the bottom of the pot, and bring to a boil.
  6. Meanwhile, whisk the flour into the remaining 1/2 cup of broth and set aside.
  7. Add the carrots. Adjust the heat to maintain a simmer and cook 5 minutes.
  8. Add the potatoes and cook 10 minutes.
  9. Return the chicken to the pot and simmer until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
  10. Rewhisk the broth-flour mixture and add it to the pot. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid comes to a boil and thickens, 1 to 2 minutes.
  11. Add the peas and cook until warmed through, about 2 minutes.
  12. And more salt and pepper to taste and serve.