Creamy Chicken Stew

This Creamy Chicken Stew is the ultimate comfort food.  With tender chicken, fall vegetables all baked in a delicious creamy sauce.

This is one of those recipes that I have in my recipe box that I have made countless times. I don’t even remember where the recipe came from…but it’s a family favourite!

Creamy Chicken Stew

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The key to making this amazing, is to use really good chicken.  You can use chicken thighs, but using chicken breast takes this dish to a whole new level.  This dish takes a bit of time, but it’s well worth the effort, because when that dinner hour arrives all you have to do is make a salad and set the table.  Dinner is ready!

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Creamy Chicken Stew

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


This Creamy Chicken Stew is the ultimate comfort food.  With tender chicken, fall vegetables all baked in a delicious creamy sauce.



  • 4 chicken breasts (or you can use 1012 chicken thighs)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 medium to large potato, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 celery sticks, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock (I like to use my homemade stock)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup cream


Step 1:

  1. In a frying pan, brown the chicken in about 1 tbsp olive oil. Salt & pepper to taste.

Step 2:

  1. In a separate pot, partially cook your chunks of potato. Basically just boil it for about 2 minutes.
  2. Then drain. Set aside.

Step 3:

  1. In another deep frying pan, cook your onions, celery and carrots in 1 tbsp oil. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. When the onions, celery and carrots are soft, add the thyme, bay leaf and flour. Stir for 1 minute.
  3. Then add the stock to the onion mixture. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. This takes about 4 minutes.

Step 4

  1. When the stock mixture has thickened, add the potato and chicken.
  2. Transfer the stew into an oven proof casserole dish.

Step 5

  1. Bake covered, at 375 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.

Step 6

  1. After this time, stir in 1 cup of frozen peas, and 1/2 cup cream.
  2. Bake for 30 more minutes.
  3. Before serving, remember to take out the bay leaf!

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Creamy Chicken Stew
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Creamy Chicken Stew

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Chicken Stew Recipe Tips!

  • Like I mentioned above, you can use less expensive cuts of chicken, like thighs for this recipe.  For a treat, use good chicken breast.
  • Serve with a green salad or some other green veggie.
  • This stew would be amazing in a Chicken Pot Pie!  I’m going to try this next!

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  • Reply Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny September 29, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Yummy this looks so good! What a great recipe! 🙂

  • Reply Stephanie @ henry happened September 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    This looks so yummy! I’m so glad it’s fall and we can start having warm soups & stews again!

  • Reply odetoinspiration September 30, 2011 at 5:01 AM

    That sure does look good!! I love soups and stews!

  • Reply Maurilia September 30, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Wow this looks amazing, I’m going to try your sugeestion of doing a chicken pot pie..yum!

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Reply Angie September 30, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    This sounds DIVINE! I can’t wait to try it, so I’ll pin it and come back. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply At The Picket Fence October 1, 2011 at 1:45 AM

    Sounds so perfect for a crisp Fall day! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  • Reply april@gingerbread October 2, 2011 at 4:39 AM

    This looks delish! I will try this on the next cold day! I hope you will link up with me here:

  • Reply Mary October 3, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    This sounds and looks perfect for fall weather. I am adding it to my list of things to try. Thanks!

  • Reply Haley November 9, 2011 at 7:31 AM

    I have to ask.. did you get those bowls from Daiso? Because I have the same ones.. I love them:)

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