Crock Pot Chicken Stew
This crock pot chicken stew is loaded with lean chicken and healthy veggies like kale sweet potatoes! It’s a perfect slow cooker dinner recipe for cool days.
Servings Prep Time
4 5minutes
Cook Time
6hours

Servings Prep Time
4 5minutes
Cook Time
6hours

Crock Pot Chicken Stew
Ingredients

  • 4cups reduced-sodium chicken broth,

  • 6ounces tomato paste,

  • 1packet dry onion soup mix,

  • 1/2teaspoon garlic powder,

  • 1/2cup uncooked barley,

  • 1/2pound sweet potatoes,peeled and diced

  • 2 large carrots,peeled and sliced

  • 1pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts,

  • 2slices bacon,

  • 10ounces kale,washed and chopped (I usually use bagged, pre-cut kale.)

  • 2cups water,

  • 2tablespoons rice or white wine vinegar,(not seasoned rice vinegar)

  • salt and pepper,to taste

Instructions
  1. In your crock pot, stir together chicken broth, tomato paste, soup mix, and garlic powder. Add barley, sweet potatoes, carrots, chicken, and bacon.

  2. Add chopped kale, and pour in water. Try to push the kale down to be mostly covered with water, but it will shrink down as it cooks. Cook on high 4-6 hours or low 8-10 hours. (See note for recommendations for longer cooking times.)

  3. Before serving, remove bacon slices and discard. Remove chicken breasts and shred meat with two forks.

  4. Return shredded chicken to slow cooker. Add vinegar, and stir.

  5. Season with salt and pepper to your liking, and serve with hot sauce for added heat if desired.

Recipe Notes

If you want to cook this stew for 8-10 hours, I recommend using 1 1/2 pounds of bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts. (Remove the skin and bones when you shred the meat.)