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Creamy Chicken Stew Recipe

Creamy Chicken Stew Recipe

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. YIELD: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.

Reviews for Creamy Chicken Stew

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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!"

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2015

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

irma owens
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
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
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
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."

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 :("

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

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

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."

Reviewed Mar. 18, 2009

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

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2009

"This has quickly become a staple recipe in my home. Made with readily available ingredients, I often have everything I need to whip it up when the craving arises."

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Full-Bodied White Wine

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