Crock Pot Chicken Stew

Crock-Pot/Slow Cooker · Main Dishes · Soups · September 6, 2018

A simple, convenient, and TASTY stew recipe made in the crock pot! Made with chicken, potatoes, carrots, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, ranch dressing mix and more, this creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Stew recipe is BURSTING with flavor!!

Chicken Stew

Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

Hey guys! When temperatures get in the 80’s we’re in full fledged winter gear here in AZ. My kids think they need to wear their jackets when it barely cools down and I often find them bundled in blankets when it’s 70 degrees. Fortunately, I think those temps are right around the corner and it couldn’t make me more excited because that means it’s Soup Season and time for the holidays (two things that make me very happy).

I know we’ve shared several soup recipes over the last few weeks, but we had too many good ones not to share. Today’s recipe for Crock Pot Chicken Stew is another winner recipe. Everyone loved it, but the adults especially enjoyed this hearty and delicious recipe. It is super creamy and bursting with flavor! Best part is, it’s all made in a crock pot. Simple, convenient and TASTY – can’t beat that! If you’re looking for an easy and delicious soup recipe, we highly recommend this one. It’s great for dinner or you upcoming Soup Potluck!


How to Make Stew Chicken:

This recipe is so simple, because all you have to do is throw the ingredients in and let the crock pot do all the work! Here is the step-by-step break down:

  1. Turn your crockpot on and place the butter inside, letting it melt. Stir in all of the vegetables, coating them with butter.
  2. Season the (cooked and diced) chicken as desired and add it to the crockpot.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the soup, milk, sour cream, chicken broth, and ranch dressing mix. Pour this mixture on top of the chicken in the crockpot. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours, or low for 4-6.
  4. Sprinkle with parsley and serve!

Can This Chicken Stew be Made on the Stove?

Of course! Just melt the butter in a large pot and stir in the veggies coating them with butter. Add the chicken too. Mix the soup, milk, sour cream, broth and ranch dressing mix in a bowl and then add it to the pot. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for 45 minutes.

Chicken Stew Crock Pot

Nothing better than a bowl of warm soup during the fall or winter!! And with a recipe as easy as this one, you’ll be sure to make it over and over again. 😉

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4.75 from 8 votes

Creamy Chicken Stew Recipe

A simple, convenient, and TASTY stew recipe made in the crock pot! Made with chicken, potatoes, carrots, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, ranch dressing mix and more, this Slow Cooker Chicken Stew recipe is BURSTING with flavor!!

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 316 kcal
Author Kellyn Carpenter


  • 2 boneless chicken breasts cooked, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 TB butter
  • 4 small red potatoes quartered
  • 1 c baby carrots halved
  • 10 3/4 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 1 c chicken broth
  • 1/2 c sour cream
  • 1 oz packet dry ranch dressing mix or 3 TB
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Parsley flakes


  1. Add butter to the bottom of a crock pot. Let melt. Stir in all of the vegetables coating with the butter. Season diced chicken as desired and add to the crock pot.

  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the soup, milk, sour cream, chicken broth, and ranch dressing mix. Pour on top of the chicken. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 4-6.

  3. Sprinkle with parsley and serve!

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken Stew Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 978mg 41%
Potassium 889mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 66.9%
Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 7.9%
Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Adapted from

Creamy Chicken Stew Recipe

Tried and True Findings:
  • DIFFICULTY: Simple
  • HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 4-6 servings
  • ANY CHANGES MADE: removed the onions, string beans and celery, added 1 cup chicken broth
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    Bec @ Cook Love Eat

    Hi – I love that this is creamy crock pot recipe – I don’t have any, and was immediately drawn to it – my family will love it. The crock pot is great – but this change with the creamy sauce will be wonderful – thanks!
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      Lil' Luna

      Thanks so much!! I’d love to know what you think!! We loved it!

    Ellen Newcomer

    Looks so good…i cannot wait to try this.

      Lil' Luna

      It is!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you like it!


    The chicken in the pictures looks like it has been cooked slightly. Did you pan sear first?


    Does the chicken go in the crockpot raw, or is it cooked first?


      Hi, I looked at the original recipe from the and she said that you put in the chicken raw.

    Lindsey K

    I made this for dinner last night (10/16), and it was a big hit. Five stars for being both tasty and easy. I made just a few small changes. I used light butter and light sour cream. I added 1/2 a yellow onion to the veggie mix. I also chopped and seared the chicken for a couple minutes before adding to the crock pot. We were so excited to dig in that I even forgot the Parsley. Looking forward to trying that added flavor next time I make it….which will probably be in about a week if my husband gets his way.

      Lil' Luna

      Yay!! Thank you for sharing your changes!! They sound great! Thanks again 🙂


    thanks for this, love the sour cream, looks wonderful and nicely timed for winter months!
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      Lil' Luna

      Yes, it’s perfect for this time of year!! Thanks so much and hope you like it!!


    hoping it works for me, I only had chicken drumsticks on hand lol.
    Gonna peel the meat off the bone when its all cooked and ready to serve.
    I added onions, mini red peppers, and medley potatoes to mine.

    Molly Kunkel

    Tried this last night and my husband and I both loved it! Added a little flour at the end to thicken it up but the flavor was still great.

    Diana King

    What brand canned chicken soup recipe are you recommending as Campbell is not gluten free?

      Kristyn Merkley

      Oh, I wish I knew which ones are. I use Campbell’s or just store brand? You’d have to maybe google which ones are.

    Diana King

    you should not say your receipe is gluten free if the ingredients are not gluten free my daughter has celiac disease and she cannot have any gluten, it causes severe reactions. its not just a fad for her and many other celiac sufferers.

      Kristyn Merkley

      I’m sorry you thought it was. I never said this specific recipe is gluten free, so I’m sorry if you tried it & it caused any reaction.

        Crystal Sanders

        We are a gluten free household too. I came across this on pinterest and it is tagged as “gluten free” … but when I click here it doesn’t say that. So I think there was an error in the system or someone else who posted it (?). I make our own cream of chicken, so we will be ok on that.


    Can this bedoubled and can you do it on the stove


    Did not have ranch dressing as called for, so I used curry powder. Very yummy


    Hi Kristyn,

    I was looking at your crockpot chicken stew recipe and 1 cup of chicken broth does not seem like enough liquid along with the cream of chicken soup to make 4-6 servings. Are you sure that the chicken stock is the right amount? I was thinking maybe 4 cups of chicken broth added to the stew would make 4-6 servings.


    This was absolutely delicious! My fussy 12 year old couldn’t stop eating it. Thanks so much I will definitely make it again.


    Recipe gets a 5 star rating BUT
    I rated it 4 as I added some extra items.
    I added shredded cauliflower, peas, corn, paprika, garlic and a custom 4 pepper blend vs staight black pepper.
    It smells amazing and I love it… feeding 3 boys, I hope it is enough!.

    Kiera Murphy

    Thank you so much for your helpful shearing post!


    For my family, didn’t change a thing in the recipe. Wish everyone could smell my house right now! Fantastic! Thanks for sharing Kristyn I appreciate you and your recipes.

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