Creamy Chicken Stew Recipe
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Creamy Chicken Stew Recipe

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My family spends hours matter what time of year. When we come in, we like nothing more than sitting down to warm biscuits topped with this steaming stew.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon each salt, pepper and paprika
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cups cubed peeled potatoes,1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 large carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 cup each coarsely chopped green and sweet red pepper
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 7 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Warm biscuits


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook and stir the chicken, salt, pepper and paprika in oil until the chicken juices run clear, stirring occasionally; drain. Add the vegetables, basil, bay leaf, celery salt and 5 cups broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are tender.
  2. Remove bay leaf. In a large saucepan, melt butter; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until smooth. Gradually whisk in remaining broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Pour into the Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until heated through. Serve with biscuits. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Chicken Stew in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p40

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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katecrid47 234877
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2015

"Loved this! I did sub the peppers with fresh green beans cut up ( we can't handle the peppers ) and I didn't have any regular paprika and used smoked paprika. I was a little worried browning the chicken with its smell but this came out great! I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing!"

LeslieH 231766
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2015

"A nice basic chicken stew. I left out the peppers and added a few green beans. Excellent."

irma owens 39988
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"this is a big hit with our friends only thing we changed was used small red potatoes cut in bite size peaces excellent"

irma owens 39289
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"this is a big hit with our friends only thing we changed was used small red potatoes cut in bite size peaces excelent"

mother of 3 19274
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"My husband refuses to eat this, but a couple years ago, I made it for my grandchildren. They enjoyed it. It could use more herbs."

mother of 3 42328
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"There should be a circle for Maybe. This is wonderfully creamy, but since I made it with homemade broth, it lacked chicken flavor. I resorted to two chicken bouillon cubes and put in half a small jar of poultry seasoning. I left out the green and red peppers. Perhaps McCormick's chicken base would have worked better."

ejt325 15995
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"I was not a fan of the red pepper in this recipe. I am still on a search for the perfect creamy chicken stew recipe :("

shortgrub 39983
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

"This recipe is a keeper. Down home flavor . It has become one of my comfort foods."

dnwhatley 17794
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

"I took this stew to a church event and had requests for the recipe. This is my new go to recipe for cold weather."

herbtea123 43354
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2009

"This sounds delicious! I will try it with my family."

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