Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew – This easy dump and go slow cooker garlic parmesan chicken stew is the best comfort food which is hearty, creamy, and loaded with veggies perfect for busy weeknights.
Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew – Tips
Prep ahead – Chop your veggies and brown the chicken the night before to make this stew an even quicker weeknight meal.
Double up – This recipe easily doubles for feeding a crowd or having leftovers for lunch the next day. Score!
Get creative – Feel free to add other vegetables like mushrooms, zucchini, or spinach. You can also swap up the herbs with rosemary, sage, or oregano.
Thicken it up – If your stew seems too thin, simply mix a tablespoon of cornstarch with a little water and stir it in until the desired consistency is reached.
Spicy kick – Add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a touch of heat.
Italian fiesta – Stir in a tablespoon of sun-dried tomatoes and a handful of chopped fresh basil before serving.
Creamy Tuscan – Swap the Parmesan for Pecorino Romano cheese and stir in a dollop of pesto for a Tuscan-inspired twist.
How to Serve this easy crockpot garlic parmesan chicken stew?
Classic Comfort – Pair this stew with crusty bread for dipping, a side of mashed potatoes, or a simple green salad.
Carb-Conscious – Serve it over quinoa or brown rice for a more filling option.
Get Fancy – Top it with fresh herbs like basil or parsley, a dollop of pesto, or a sprinkle of toasted nuts for a gourmet touch.
Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew – FAQs
Can I use other types of chicken?
Absolutely! Thighs or boneless, skinless chicken tenders work great. Just adjust the cooking time based on the size and thickness of the pieces.
Can I make this gluten-free?
Sure thing! Use gluten-free corn starch or arrowroot powder in the thickening step, and be sure your broth and seasonings are gluten-free.
What can I substitute for the Parmesan cheese?
Nutritional yeast or a dollop of ricotta cheese can add a similar cheesy flavor.
Can I add other veggies?
Go for it! Green beans, broccoli, or corn are all delicious additions. Just remember to adjust the cooking time if you’re adding starchy veggies like corn.
- 3 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 pound baby potatoes, quartered
- 1/2 onion, finely chopped
- 3 large carrots, thinly sliced
- 1 rib celery, chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- In a slow cooker, add chicken, onion, potatoes, garlic, parsley, thyme, celery, broth carrots, salt, and pepper.
- Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours until potatoes and chicken is cooked through.
- Open the lid and stir in cream and cornstarch together. Add Parmesan cheese and give it a good mix.
- Raise the slow cooker to high and cook for 40-50 minutes or until thickened.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 461Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 129mgSodium 1221mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 4gSugar 5gProtein 36g
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