Skillet Chicken Stew Recipe
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Skillet Chicken Stew Recipe

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Meet the Cook: It's been 20 years now since I adapted this from a recipe for beef stew. We like it so much that, in all that time, I have never changed any ingredients or amounts - unless it was to double them! Our home's on a river, and my husband, our three boys - 12, 10 and 9 - and I enjoy camping and boating. -Valerie Jordan, Kingmont, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3 celery ribs, sliced
  • 2 medium potaotes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 275 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 524mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter; cook chicken until chicken juices to run clear. Add onion and celery; cook for 3 minutes. Stir in potatoes and carrots.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the broth, thyme, ketchup and cornstarch; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Skillet Chicken Stew in Country Woman January/February 1995, p29

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 244318
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2016

"Very good family-friendly weeknight meal. We added 1/2 cup water and 1/2 TSP pepper to the sauce. It was tasty, but we would still like it a bit more flavorful. Next time I will add more spices."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 221525
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"This is amazing and very easy! A definite keeper!"

JulieS211 User ID: 5434916 10591
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"This was very good! Fast and easy, too. I did make a few changes in ingredients--I don't like cooked celery, and I wanted more color, so added some peas and corn for that, but that just proves this is a good recipe to follow exactly or use as a "jumping off point." Being able to have a hearty stew ready in about 30 minutes is great for weeknights."

Baking Diva User ID: 4467421 14247
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"This is one of my "go to" recipes. All my guys love it; make it in summer as well as in cool weather as it cooks on stove top rather than heating the oven. I have added extra broth/stock too & altered cook-time to assure veggies are tender, as other reviewers have indicated. Been making it for years and will keep on making it because, as my husband says: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!""

hlillis User ID: 1381495 28774
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

"Very good. Will be making it again and again. Read reviews and used a whole can of low sodium chicken broth but kept ketchup and cornstarch amounts the same.Used fresh thyme & sage. My 8yr old wants it again tomorrow!"

Lawler67 User ID: 7440221 28511
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2013

"Great Recipe. I added some poultry seasoning for a little extra flavor. My family requested this stew again."

Lizvalinez User ID: 6807427 10589
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2013

"This recipe was sooooo good! I doubled the broth recipe and let it cook a little longer. The potatoes were still a bit hard I like them a bit more tender but other than that I highly recommend. It's really easy and quick to make, plus I had all of the ingredients at hand."

upham1 User ID: 4511943 18404
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2012

"Great for a fall day. I simmered it for 40 minutes and some carrots and potatoes were still aldente. Great flavor. I served it with fresh bread."

LeslieH User ID: 191346 11028
Reviewed May. 19, 2012

"Excellent recipe that is easy to make."

Luvorlando User ID: 4246835 27296
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2012

"The dish is a nice, healthy and fast alternative to regular stew. I make it all the time and my entire family loves it. I do make it with an entire can of chicken soup and a bit more flour though because we like it on the soupy side."

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