Creamy Chicken Stew

This creamy chicken stew is an easy homemade dinner you can make on the Stove Top or in the Crock Pot! Serve it over biscuits for the ultimate comfort food!

Be sure to try my super popular Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing recipe next!

White bowl filled with crock pot creamy chicken stew topped with parsley. Fresh rolls in the background.

This recipe is a classic favorite here at The Cozy Cook. Whether you are trying this recipe out for the first time, or make it on the regular, I promise you’re in for an amazing dinner. Let’s get to it!

Ingredients

  • Chicken breasts
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Baby Carrots
  • Baby Red Potatoes
  • Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Green Beans
  • Sour Cream
  • Milk
  • Ranch Seasoning- I buy mine in bulk. 1 packet = 2 tablespoons. People have substituted onion dip/soup seasoning and have been happy with the results as well.

How to Make Creamy Chicken Stew

Crock Pot Method

Melt the butter on the bottom of the Crock Pot over low heat. Add the vegetables and toss to coat.

Season the chicken and add it to the pot.

Combine the soup, milk, sour cream, and Ranch seasoning in a medium bowl. Temper by heating for 30 seconds in the microwave.

Pour it over the chicken and heat for 6-8 hours on low.

Garnish with parsley bacon if desired and serve over warm biscuits.

PRO Tips to prevent your dairy from curdling in the Crock Pot:

  • Temper the dairy mixture before adding it to the crock pot.
  • Cook this on low as opposed to high.
  • Use whole milk if possible. The extra fat content mitigates curdling.

Stove Top Method

Add the butter and vegetables to a soup pot over medium heat. Cook until softened.

Dice the chicken into cubes and season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.

Add the chicken to the pot and heat until white and cooked through.

Add the cream of chicken soup, milk, sour cream, and Ranch seasoning. Stir until well-combined.

Let the soup simmer until the carrots and  green beans are softened. It will continue to thicken the longer it simmers.

Once it’s thickened to your liking, garnish with parsley and bacon if desired and serve over warm biscuits.


Instant Pot Method

Check out my Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Stew here.


Storing Leftovers

  • Refrigerating: This stew should be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to three days.
  • Freezing: Dairy-based soups don’t always reheat well after being frozen as the dairy separates slightly, so just know that the consistency won’t be quite the same, but you can still freeze it.

creamy chicken stew in a white bowl with chicken, potatoes, carrots, green beans, and creamy broth.

What to Serve with Chicken Stew

My Favorite Crock Pot

If you’re in the market for a new Crock Pot, I just bought myself this one.

It has a timer that will switch to warm once the time is up.

You can also put the pot on the stove, which totally comes in handy when I make gravy from my Crock Pot Mississippi Pot Roast.

A had holding a piece of bread that's been dipped in a white bowl filled with creamy chicken stew.

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4.94 from 62 votes
Servings: 4
Creamy Chicken Stew
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
 
Author: Stephanie
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken stew, creamy chicken stew, crock pot chicken stew

This creamy chicken stew is an easy homemade dinner you can make on the Stove Top or in the Crock Pot! Serve it over biscuits for the ultimate comfort food!

Ingredients
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2.5 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 red potatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • ¾ cup green beans
  • 10.5 oz. cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup whole milk*
  • 1 cup sour cream at room temp
  • 1 oz. dry ranch dressing mix equal to 2 tablespoons
To Garnish
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley roughly chopped
  • 5 slices cooked bacon roughly chopped
Instructions
Crock Pot Method
  1. Melt the butter on the bottom of the crock pot. Add all of the vegetables on top and stir to coat with the butter.

  2. Season the cubed chicken with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.

  3. Mix together the soup, milk, sour cream and ranch seasoning. Temper the mixture by heating it for 30 seconds in the microwave. Pour on top of the chicken.

  4. Cover the crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Low and slow is the best with milk and dairy products.

  5. Sprinkle with parsley and crumbled bacon and serve. This tastes delicious over biscuits! 

Stove Top Method
  1. Add the butter and vegetables to a soup pot over medium heat. Cook until softened, about 10 minutes.

  2. Dice the chicken into cubes and season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.

  3. Add the chicken to the pot and heat until white and cooked through.

  4. Add the cream of chicken soup, milk, and sour cream.

  5. Stir in the Ranch seasoning until well-combined.

  6. Let the soup simmer until the carrots and potatoes are fully cooked. It will continue to thicken the longer it simmers.

  7. Once it’s thickened to your liking, garnish with bacon if desired and serve over warm biscuits.

Instant Pot Method
Recipe Video
Recipe Notes
  • *The extra fat in whole milk will prevent it from curdling, along with tempering it beforehand and cooking it low and slow.
  • Slow cookers do vary in terms of heat and cook time, thus the 6-8 hour range. You know your slow cooker best!
  • Check out the step-by-step video of this recipe at the top of the post! 

Pressed for time? Try the Instant Pot version! 

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

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