Easy Creamy Chicken Stew with Potatoes recipe is like a big ole hug from the inside out. It’s comfort food without the extra fat and calories.
Boy is it cold outside which means we are craving comfort food. Comfort food like this Easy Creamy Chicken Stew with Potatoes Recipe that can be made in a jiffy!
When my kids were younger we made a lot of dishes like this Creamy Chicken Stew with Potatoes. They fondly called these dishes “Sip” which stood for “Sh*t in a pot”. It described a lot of my recipes from that time. No recipe and just using ingredients that I had on hand.
Those dishes were one of the reasons why I started my blog. My daughter would ask how I’d made a certain dish that she’d grown up eating. When I told her I just thrown this and that in a pan she got a little exasperated and asked why in the heck didn’t I write these recipes down? How in the heck was she supposed to make it?
I had a similar experience with food that I fondly remember eating at my grandma Nanas house. I never saw her use a recipe but I sure wish I had her sugar cookie recipe. She’d roll them out and I’d cut them out with a large round cookie cutter. Her recipe is long gone but several of mine are sitting on this blog or still to come.
This Creamy Chicken Stew with Potatoes recipe is one of those recipes that was in my head and just came together. It turned out so good and perfect for so many reasons!
- It’s quick and easy to put together in one pot.
- Uses everyday whole ingredients.
- Low in fat and calories.
- Budget friendly
Don’t have time to make it now? Pin it for later!
Easy Creamy Chicken Stew with Potatoes
- 1 onion diced (1-1/2 cup)
- 2 russet potatoes cubed (4 cups)
- 1 red pepper diced
- 8 oz mushrooms roughly chopped
- 3 lbs chicken thighs boneless, skinless and cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1/4 cup butter unsalted
- 1/4 cup flour
- 4 cups chicken stock low fat, low sodium
- 2 tbsp thyme fresh
- salt and pepper
- In a large stock pot (6 qt) melt butter and add potatoes and onions. Cook until they begin to soften (not browned). Add chicken, mushrooms, and red peppers. Stir to combine.
- Add flour and stir to coat. Pour in chicken stock, fresh thyme, salt, and pepper. Cook until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are tender. Not mushy!
- Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve in bowls and garnish with additional fresh thyme if desired.
You could definitely add the veggies of your choice but I didn’t go crazy for a reason. I wanted this dish quick and simple and of course, delicious! I hope you enjoy your own version of “SIP”.