This Chicken Stew recipe is easy, hearty, warm, nourishing comfort in a bowl and SO good you’ll want to make it again and again! The Chicken Stew is loaded with juicy chicken, buttery potatoes, hearty carrots and celery, fresh green beans and aromatic onions, garlic and herbs swaddled in a rich, cozy gravy-broth. It’s a hypnotic tapestry of flavor and texture in every spoonful. This easy Chicken Stew recipe is also extremely versatile and pantry friendly – swap the chicken for ground beef or sausage, swap veggies or add more favorites, make it creamy, brothy or stew-like (all variations included). It also make ahead friendly (tips and tricks included) and stores and reheats beautifully!
This Chicken Stew recipe is very simple but it does require some prep work as far as trimming the chicken and chopping vegetables. You can save time by:
The flavors of this Chicken Stew get even better the next day so you can enjoy leftovers for days!
I would not advocate freezing your Chicken Stew because potatoes do not freeze-and-reheat well. They turn into a bizarre, mushy texture. If you still want to freeze your stew, I suggest removing the potatoes unless you’re not a texture person. To freeze Chicken Stew: