Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Stew

A few weeks ago I came across this recipe from Sweet Peas and Saffron and I had a short face palm moment… Since Lee doesn’t eat red meat, I automatically assumed stews wouldn’t be part of our menu (as I am used to beef stews) I never realized I could just substitute the beef for chicken…

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With the cold weather setting in, we are all about comfort food so I excitedly showed Lee the recipe and she agreed it sounded delicious. Of course Lee isn’t the type of person that follows a recipe, she inevitably will stray from it, adding to it. So here’s her version of the Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Stew.


  • 8 medium-sized potatoes, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 can of diced tomatoes, drained (or 2 fresh tomatoes, diced)
  • 1-3/4 cup of chicken stock
  • 2 gloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. of Mrs. Dash seasoning
  • 2 tsp. of Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. of chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt
  • 3 boneless chicken breasts
  • 2-1/2 tbsp. of corn starch mixed in 1/4 cup of water

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  1. Toss the potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, and tomatoes in the slow cooker.
  2. Add the chicken stock, garlic and spices (Mrs. Dash, Italian seasoning, cilantro and salt).
  3. Lay the chicken breasts on top.
  4. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  5. About 15 minutes before serving, combine the corn starch with the water and mix until no lumps remain, add to the slow cooker.
  6. Shred the chicken with a fork and mix in before serving.

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Have you ever made a chicken stew before? What other comfort food is a staple in your house?


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