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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 Biscuits!

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.

How to Make it

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions, including Crock Pot and Instant Pot methods.

Stove Top Method

  • Melt butter in a soup pot over medium heat and sauté seasoned chicken until cooked through. Remove and set aside.
  • 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 (Stove Top Method)

  • 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

Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Note: 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

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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.

    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.

     

     

    This crock pot chicken stew has a thick and creamy broth that simmers slowly with red potatoes and your favorite vegetables. This stew is amazing on its’ own or served over biscuits! | The Cozy Cook | #stew #chicken #dinner #crockpot #slowcooker #soup

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

    1. Tried this with a tad of hesitation as soups are tough for me to get right. Im so glad that I did as it was a quick, easy, and super yummy! It was thick and creamy (next time I may double the cream of chicken for a more soupy consistency). I subbed in cream of celery and it worked just fine. Hubby’s new favorite winter soup!

    2. My entire family loved this stew! With biscuits. Definitely going to make again and this time I am adding some corn a I think am going to try to serve over stuffing! So delicious tasted like a holiday meal in a bowl 🙂

      • I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe Rachel, it’s always a huge hit in our house too!! 🙂 Adding corn is a great idea, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! Love the idea of serving over stuffing as well! -Stephanie

    3. Can you tell me how many servings are in a single recipe, I am thinking 4. I am making for 14 people and need to make sure I have enough.

    4. Is there anyway to not use canned soup ? 

    5. A definite hit. Used the crockpot and as always will make a few adjustments with next batch. I will cut the green beans half in length and may add another can of cream of chicken or onion to the liquid which goes over the chicken. 

    6. I made this for dinner and we loved it. Only difference is I included a teaspoon of Better Than Bullion when I added the veggies. It was delicious and I was asked to share your recipe!

    7. I am trying this for a church lunch, I will make it stove top then put it in the crockpot to keep warm. Can I use noodles instead of potatoes?

      • Hi Sandra! A few things about noodles, they can overcook pretty easily in the crock pot, and they tend to absorb a lot of liquid as they sit in the broth. I might suggest boiling noodles separately and adding them directly to serving bowls, then spooning the stew on top.

    8. First time making Chicken Stew. I usually make Beef Stew. This was amazing. I’am so glad I tried it.

    9. Does this freeze well and taste okay when reheated? Have you ever done it as a freezer meal where you dump everything into a freezer bag and then cook later? Would it work to just put the cream of in with the chicken to freeze, rather than adding it later? This look delicious and I’m trying to prep for pregnancy and postpartum. Thanks for.your thoughts and help!

    10. If I wanted to add the dumplings in the instant pot version of this recipe, when do you recommend adding them in? And how long to cook?

      I have made this recipe numerous times and every time my husband loves it! I just noticed the “adding dumplings” section so I want to test this out! Thank you!

      • Hi Jackie! I have only added dumplings for the Stove Top method unfortunately, I’m so sorry I can’t provide a better answer for the Instant Pot! I wouldn’t want to steer you wrong by providing info that I haven’t tested. I’m so glad that your husband loves this recipe though!!! 🙂 I recently made it myself, so hard to stop eating it! 🙂

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