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Sunday Chicken Stew Recipe

Sunday Chicken Stew Recipe

I love this recipe because I can prepare the veggies the night before and, in the morning, brown the chicken and assemble everything in the slow cooker before I go to church. I can spend time with my family while Sunday dinner cooks.—Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 pounds), cut up and skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 6 large carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 celery ribs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk


  • 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. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil; remove and keep warm. Gradually add broth to the skillet; bring to a boil.
  • 2. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, layer the carrots, celery and onion; sprinkle with rosemary. Add the chicken and hot broth. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken is tender, vegetables are tender and stew is bubbling.
  • 3. Remove chicken; when cool enough to handle, remove meat from the bones and discard bones. Cut meat into bite-size pieces and return to the slow cooker. Stir in peas.
  • 4. For dumplings, in a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and rosemary. Combine the egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto simmering chicken mixture. Cover and cook on high for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift the cover while simmering). Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 420 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 1403mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 33g protein.

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268830
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2017

"The stew smells so good while it's cooking. It has a wonderful flavor!!"

PioneerValley User ID: 7568098 171994
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"I have been making this one for several years. The only thing I do differently is double the recipe and leave out the pea's. Just personal preference. Wonderful."

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 160013
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2013

"Perfect, homey, comfort food, chicken stew. I used chicken thighs (it's what I had on hand) and the chicken turned out so moist and the dumplings were awesome. The smell while it was cooking was also divine. We will be making this one again."

omahataxidriver User ID: 5143548 170710
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2012

"This is a very easy recipe..I have made it twice and the chicken falls off the bone. My family loves the dumplings. I added sweet potatoes."

DNA70 User ID: 6772642 209633
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2012

"I found this recipe in the magazine years ago and I love it. It is a stew and is NOT meant to be creamy. I always make it with chicken thighs and have cooked it with bone in and bone out, depending on what I have around. Do not expect it to be overly flavorful, as the rosemary is the star of this show."

stockm2 User ID: 4431778 170694
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2012

"This was just ok. Even with all of the seasonings, (even adding poultry seasoning, seasoning the chicken, adding the pan juices, etc.), it was STILL bland. I was really suprised. The veggies and chicken cooked well, but not very flavorful. Won't make this one again.....too time consuming for just an average dish."

bereitbach User ID: 4958434 102812
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

"My husband and I thought this was pretty good, but not great. I think I'll go back to my standard chicken and dumplings although I may make these dumplings instead of my regular. This recipe was filling, but my personal preference is for a creamier, soupier chicken and dumplings."

-Ladybrinx- User ID: 1043692 170693
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"It was good, and flavorful, but didn't make enough. Of course my husband made it and followed the recipe to a "T", so unfortunately all the leftovers I was looking forward to are just a pipe dream. If I was to make it again I would double or triple the recipe. I have a family of six, 2 adults, 2 adult sized teen boys, and a 10 and 8 yr old. I need a LOT of food to feed the whole gang."

Cookingmama3 User ID: 1038605 83402
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"I have been preparing this recipe for my family for a couple years now. It is one of our favorite winter comfort dishes.

I do make a couple small changes. First of all, I buy boneless, skinless chicken thighs. This saves time in having to do the deboning process. 2nd, I put all the vegies in my crockpot and poor the broth right on top. Brown the chicken and put on top of everything else. I have found no difference in heating the broth before pouring it over all ingredient. Last, my family doesn't like peas so I substitue fresh green beans.
Yum Yum"

rhonda1 User ID: 1537009 171993
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"I was not impressed by this recipe. The prep is time consuming and the taste was ok but nothing impressive"

alisone User ID: 6304815 111546
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"This took a while to make, but is was scrumptious! I made it just like the recipe said, except I forgot to debone the chicken before putting the dumplings on. I deboned it after the dumplings were done, and put the chicken back in the stew, and it was wonderful! I made it for a friend, but I will definitely make again it for my family!"

val23 User ID: 5682780 209632
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"Substituting store bought biscuits for the homemade dumplings will cut down on time and the biscuits (in my opinion) cook up better."

pearlrvr User ID: 1256058 99969
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"We didn't like anything about this recipe. There was no separation of flavors and, although the dumplings were perfectly cooked, the part contacting the stew disolved very quickly. Soggy bread: yuck!"

autumvaught User ID: 2059000 171756
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"This was perfect for a cold autumn day. It needed a little salt and pepper, but that's an easy thing to add at the table to each persons taste. I would use boneless chicken pieces in the future. My husband and our company really enjoyed it."

shelbyamay User ID: 4171522 209631
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2010

"Everyone loved this! It is my favorite chx stew recipe! The dumplings are wonderful and really add to the dish. We use thighs/breasts instead of the whole chicken and it turns out fantastic!"

lbatton User ID: 1558160 111544
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2010

"Very disappointed with this one. My family and I did not like anything about this one."

mominthekitchen User ID: 2931682 170686
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2010

"Great comfort food! My family of six all enjoys this. I usually use chicken thighs (for economy's sake, and because the breast pieces tend to leave little splintered bones in the stew). The rosemary flavor is superb and the dumplings were perfect when the recipe is followed as written."

ssstome User ID: 2989727 160012
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2009

"Very good. Husband prefers boneless chicken breasts but ther flavor is great."

Classicrock User ID: 656532 102634
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2009

"The chicken and the veggies turn out yummy in this slow cooker recipe! And, I love the taste of rosemary in the dumplings. -Lori in WI."

watrosue000 User ID: 1293528 111543
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2009

"I have made this recipe many times and my family loves it. Make sure you cook the dumplings long enough and don't open the cover while they are cooking."

strabue User ID: 3379399 85316
Reviewed May. 22, 2009

"I thought this tasted pretty good, but my family wasn't very pleased it. In the picture it looked like it would have a thick sauce on it, but it didn't turn out that way for me. Also the dumplings were a little mushy, I probably should have let them cook a few more minutes."

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