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Easy chicken stew

Updated on January 19, 2015

Homemade chicken stew is always a winner

What could be more soothing on a chilly day than a savory chicken stew. I'm going to share my favorite chicken stew recipe--so comforting, so delicious and so easy to make. A key ingredient makes the broth rich and tasty. This Easy Chicken Stew is a complete meal by itself, but you could also serve it with warm garlic bread or a crisp green salad.

All photos © 2012 Lynda Makara

Let's get started

To get started, you're going to need to gather up a few things:

Cutting board

Large knife

Large pot

Vegetable peeler

Tongs to remove chicken

And of course you'll need some vegetables

The key ingredient for a rich broth, Campbell's Golden Mushroom soup

Easy chicken stew recipe

  • 4 chicken legs
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • Flour to coat chicken
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 pound carrots peeled and sliced
  • 4 stalks sliced celery
  • 5 potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 T chopped garlic
  • 3 cans Campbell's Golden Mushroom Soup
  • 4 cans of water
  • 4 chicken bouillon cubes
  • salt and pepper

Cook Time

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 1/2 hours

Serves: 8


  1. Coat the chicken with flour and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pot then brown the chicken. You may have to do this in batches.
  3. Remove the chicken from the pot and saute the onion for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the carrots, celery and garlic to the pot and saute for about 5 more minutes.
  5. Put the chicken back in the pot along with the canned soup, water, bouillon cubes, thyme and potatoes. Cook until the meat is tender, about 1½ to 2 hours.
  6. Debone the chicken and return to the pot, then serve.
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Serve and enjoy! Savory chicken stew will warm you up on a chilly day.

Do you think you'll try this recipe? I love reading your comments!

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    • Rhonda Lytle profile image

      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      Yes. I do think I will try this.

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      goldenrulecomics 3 years ago

      Looks good!

    • JoshuaJDavid profile image

      JoshuaJDavid 4 years ago

      I'll try it. As a man who doesn't like to cook the easier the better!

    • TheBLU26 profile image

      TheBLU26 5 years ago

      This looks so good of course I'll try it!

    • Ahdilarum profile image

      Ahdilarum 5 years ago

      yummy recipe and I smell the taste..

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      DecoratingMom411 5 years ago

      Very tasty and nutritious! Thanks for sharing!

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      Kristen 5 years ago from Boston

      Interesting twist to use mushroom soup for the base. Can't wait to try it.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      This kind of recipe reminds me of fall and winter! Yummy. :)

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Sounds delicious! I agree, chicken stew is a staple.

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      whiteskyline lm 5 years ago

      Everyone needs an easy chicken stew recipe :)

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      microfarmproject 5 years ago

      I will definitely bookmark this page and make this recipe in the fall. Thanks!

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      I look forward to trying this - thank you for sharing it with us.

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      bjslapidary 5 years ago

      Sounds yummy... Would be great for these cold wintry days.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I loved your soup cup, the campbell's cup!

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      Faye Rutledge 5 years ago from Concord VA

      M-m-m, this sounds wonderful! I'd like to have a cup of it on these cold winter days. :)