A bowl of chicken stew with celery, potatoes, green beans and peas.

Chicken Stew

This chicken stew is a hearty blend of tender chicken pieces, potatoes and vegetables, all in a thick and rich broth. The perfect comfort food classic to warm up with on a cold day!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken stew
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 356kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 carrots halved and sliced into 3/4 inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup celery sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 pound small yellow potatoes halved or quartered
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen cut green beans
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Season the chicken generously with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the chicken in a single layer for 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. You may need to cook in batches.
  • Remove the chicken from the pot; cover to keep warm.
  • Add the onions, carrots and celery to the pot. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until vegetables are softened.
  • Add the garlic to the pot; cook for 30 seconds. Remove the vegetables from the pot.
  • Melt the butter in the pot. Add the flour and whisk until combined. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Slowly pour the broth into the pot, whisking constantly.
  • Add the chicken and vegetables to the pot of broth along with the potatoes, Italian seasoning, thyme sprigs and bay leaf. Season the stew with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bring the stew to a simmer. Cook for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Stir in the frozen peas and green beans. Cook for another 5 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and thyme sprigs.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, then serve.


Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 995mg | Potassium: 1126mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5530IU | Vitamin C: 31.4mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3.5mg