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Creamy Chicken Stew (Stove Top, Crock Pot, or Instant Pot!)

This Creamy Chicken Stew recipe is easy to make and tastes great with biscuits or dumplings. Make it on the Stove Top, Crock Pot, or Instant Pot!

Be sure to serve these with my super-easy Buttermilk Biscuit recipe!

A white bowl of creamy chicken stew topped with oyster crackers and a spoon scooping it up.

Creamy Chicken Stew

This recipe is a classic comfort food here at The Cozy Cook. I’ve been making it since 2014. If you’re trying it for the first time, you’re about to find an amazing dinner that your family will want to keep in the rotation.

I’ve included instructions to make sure that you can making this on the Stove Top, Crock Pot, or the Instant Pot.

Ingredients

See recipe card at bottom of post for quantities and full instructions

  • Chicken breasts
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Baby Carrots
  • Red Potatoes
  • Cream of Chicken Soup- try my 15-minute homemade recipe!
  • Green Beans- Fresh or frozen
  • Sour Cream
  • Milk- use whole milk only to avoid curdling.
  • Ranch SeasoningI buy mine in bulk. People have substituted onion dip/soup seasoning and have been happy with the results as well.
  • Chicken Broth– For Instant Pot version only

How to Make it

See recipe card below for Crock Pot and Instant Pot Methods

Stove Top Method

  • Melt butter in a soup pot over medium heat.
  • Season cubed chicken with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Add to the pot and saute until cooked through. Remove from the pot.
  • Add olive oil to the pot along with the vegetables. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken back.
  • Combine the cream of chicken soup, milk, sour cream, and Ranch seasoning. Add to the pot and stir until well-combined.
  • Let the soup simmer until the potatoes and carrots are fork tender.
  • Optional: Garnish with crumbled bacon and serve over biscuits!

A soup pot filled with mixed vegetables and chicken next to the same pot topped with the creamy soup broth for creamy chicken stew.A soup pot filled with creamy chicken stew before and after being cooked.

Adding Dumplings

  • Combine 1+ 1/2 cups Bisquick with 1/2 cup milk.
  • Mix in dry seasonings:  2 tsp parsley, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp sage, 1/2 tsp garlic powder.
  • Bring the soup to a light bubble.
  • Drop bite-sized balls of the mixture and cook, uncovered, for about 10-15 minutes. Gently rotate the dumplings periodically to allow them to cook on each side.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Storing Leftovers

Refrigerating

  • This stew should be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Freezing: 

  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
  • Dairy based soups such as this change slightly in consistency after being frozen and reheated.

A soup ladle filled with creamy chicken stew from a soup pot.

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A white bowl full of creamy chicken stew topped with a spoon scooping it up.

Creamy Chicken Stew

4.95 from 91 votes
This Creamy Chicken Stew recipe is simple to make on the Stove Top, Crock Pot, or Instant Pot! Enjoy it over biscuits or topped with dumplings!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2.5 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 1 small onion,, diced
  • 2 large red potatoes,, sliced
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • ½ cup celery,, diced
  • ¾ cup green beans, fresh or frozen
  • 10.5 oz. cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup whole milk, don't substitute low-fat
  • 1 cup sour cream, at room temp
  • 1 oz. dry ranch dressing mix

Note: For the Instant Pot Version, one cup of Chicken Broth is also needed

    Instructions

    Stove Top Method

    • Melt butter in a soup pot over medium heat.
    • Season cubed chicken with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Add to the pot and saute until cooked through. Remove from the pot.
    • Add 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil to the pot along with the vegetables. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken back.
    • Combine the cream of chicken soup, milk, sour cream, and Ranch seasoning. Add to the pot and stir until well-combined.
    • Let the soup simmer until the potatoes and carrots are fork tender, about 45 minutes.
    • Optional: Serve over biscuits!

    Crock Pot Method

    • Season the cubed chicken with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
    • Melt the butter on the bottom of the crock pot. Add the olive oil, vegetables, and chicken. Stir to coat.
    • Mix together the soup, milk, sour cream and ranch seasoning. Pour on top of the chicken.
    • Cover the crock pot and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours. Low and slow is the best with milk and dairy products.
    • Optional: Serve over biscuits!

    Instant Pot Method

    • Set the Instant Pot to Saute Mode and add the butter, olive, oil and vegetables. Cook until the onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
    • Add 1 cup chicken broth and scrape up any bits that may have stuck to the bottom of the pot.
    • Season the cubed chicken with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Add it to the pot.
    • Place the lid on the pot and ensure the pressure release valve is sealed. Hit Cancel, then hit Pressure Cook and set the timer for 8 minutes. When the time is up, flip the quick release valve.
    • Open the lid and switch to Saute mode.
    • Combine cream of chicken soup, and Ranch seasoning. Add HALF of the milk and HALF of the sour cream.
    • Let the soup simmer for about 5 minutes and serve!
    • Note: Only add the additional 1/2 cup of milk and sour cream if you prefer more broth.

    Video

    Notes

    Use whole milk, especially if cooking in the Slow Cooker, higher fat content will mitigate the possibility of having the dairy curdle.

    This stew is great served over homemade Buttermilk Biscuits!

    Nutrition

    Calories: 431kcal, Carbohydrates: 52g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 67mg, Sodium: 1268mg, Potassium: 1488mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 5100IU, Vitamin C: 25mg, Calcium: 130mg, Iron: 3.2mg

    A white bowl of creamy chicken stew with hand dunking a piece of bread into the broth.

     

     

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    397 comments on “Creamy Chicken Stew (Stove Top, Crock Pot, or Instant Pot!)”

    1. This Creamy Chicken Stew recipe is so easy to make and it is looking delicious. Thank you for sharing.

    2. This was a hit! So easy and tasty. I loved how it thickened up pretty easily! Served with “Butter swim” Biscuits and a salad. Thank you

    3. Easy, flavorful and, with biscuits, hearty meal.
      I’ve taken over the kitchen from the wife and am new to crockpot cooking since being quarantined.
      I’m choosy on recipes,. This one is a Winner.

    4. Another winning recipe.

    5. Do you find the green beans or carrots getting too soft at the end? Just curious if I should add them towards the end esp with so many hours sitting on low.

    6. This is a classic. Very easy and the results are magnificent! To make even quicker, I used canned potatoes and canned biscuits. It was a winner.

    7. I have made this sooo many times! Doubled the sauce stuff.
      Sooooo good!!! Everyone loves it!!!

      • I’m so glad that you have been enjoying this recipe Chris!! Love that you double the liquid ingredients, the broth is definitely a winner!

        • Just made this tonight and it is so good! Perfect for this crazy weather that was 72 degrees 3 days ago and we have freezing mist/fog the last 2 days and it’s going down to a low of 1 degree- something we sure aren’t used to in western Texas, I haven’t seen weather like this since I lived in the northeast and this is the type of comfort food mom would make on cold winter days.

        • It’s so funny how the cold weather can make you crave comfort food! I always get into stew mode the first cold day we have hear in NH. I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed the Chicken Stew. Thanks so much for the review!😃

    8. can heavy cream be used instead of whole milk in cockpot?

    9. Excellent. Wonderful for cold days.

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