One-Pot Chicken Stew

The only thing better than a hearty stew on a cold night is one that requires very little clean-up. The beauty of this one-pot chicken stew is that it’s so simple it practically cooks itself. This leaves you with more time to unwind after a long day by watching a movie or spending time with the family while your divine weeknight dinner cooks. A stew is also a great way to use up all those nutritious veggies you bought a while ago that have just been left sitting in your fridge. This easy stew recipe uses a range of yummy veg, but a brilliant secret about stew is that it can be made with any sort of vegetable that you desire. It’s just a simmering bowl of healthy goodness!

Serves 4

Prep time 15 min

Cook time 60 min


Ingredients

6 Chicken thighs
2 tbsp Oil
10 Medium potatoes
2 Carrots, peeled and chopped
2 Celery ribs, chopped
1 Large onion, chopped
2 Garlic cloves, diced
4 Dried bay leaves
1 tbsp Dried mixed herbs
500ml Chicken stock
75ml Cream
  Salt
  Pepper
6 Chicken thighs
2 tbsp Oil
10 Medium potatoes
2 Carrots, peeled and chopped
2 Celery ribs, chopped
1 Large onion, chopped
2 Garlic cloves, diced
4 Dried bay leaves
1 tbsp Dried mixed herbs
500ml Chicken stock
75ml Cream
  Salt
  Pepper

Method

1
Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
2 Add chicken thighs and cook until lightly browned, about 2 – 4 minutes per side. Remove from the pot and set aside.
3 Add carrots, celery and onions. Cook for 2­­ – 3 minutes.
4 Add potatoes and cook for 5 – 6 minutes, until all your veg has softened.
5 Stir in garlic, salt, pepper, herbs, and bay leaves and cook for 1 minute.
6 Stir in stock and check no bits of food are stuck to the bottom of your pot. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat for 15 minutes.
7 Add the chicken thighs back to the pot along with the cream and stir through. Cover and reduce to low heat. Let this simmer for 20 – 25 minutes, until the sauce is nice and thick.
8 Serving suggestion: Blanche a bag of broccoli florets for 2 – 4 minutes in a pot to add an extra crunch to your steamy stew.