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Slow cooker chicken stew

March 1, 2020

We have had some bitter cold days here in Ontario and it is always nice to warm up with a bowl of stew for dinner. I love a good stew but I’m not much of a red meat person to be honest and I generally only eat red meat a few times a month, I tend to go with chicken based meals.. so I thought why not try a chicken stew.. the end result was so tasty! A nice hearty meal the whole family can enjoy, I’m picky with my veggies so I only added carrots and onion in mine but feel free to add in some different vegetables like celery or peas. Makes 8- 1 cup servings at 3SP on blue, 4SP on green and just 1SP on purple.

Slow cooker chicken stew
Recipe type: Main meals
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Serves: 8
3SP blue, 4SP green, 1SP purple/4PP per 1 cup serving
  • 1lb mini potatoes, about 3.5 cups *you can use any potato they don't need to be mini
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes, approx 18oz total
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 can low fat cream of chicken soup, 284ml *picture shown
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ⅓ cup milk, I used 1%
  • ⅓ cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1- 28g package ranch dip seasoning *picture shown
  • Bacon crumble for topping *optional
  1. Turn slow cooker on to low or high depending on how long you want to cook the stew for, high- 4 hours, low- 6-8 hours.
  2. I always like to give my crockpot a spray with some cooking spray when making this type of meal in it.. add in mini potatoes, I cut mine in halves, carrots, onion and garlic. Then add in the cut chicken breast. Add salt & pepper and onion powder.
  3. In a bowl or large measuring cup mix together the soup, broth, milk, sour cream and ranch seasoning, stir well and add to the slow cooker.
  4. Mix everything up well and then let cook.. 4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low, once the potatoes & carrots are cooked right through.
  5. Makes 8- 1 cup servings, store leftovers in the fridge, it will freeze well.
  6. *Note- feel free to add in extra veggies like celery or peas ect.. bacon topping is optional I did not include it as an ingredient when giving the point counts
SP Blue- 3 using WW recipe builder
SP Green- 4 using WW recipe builder
SP Purple- 1 using WW recipe builder
Points Plus- 4 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per serving... Calories 160...Fat 1.9g...Sat fat 0.5g...Carbs 21.5g....Fiber 2.6g...Sugar 3.7g...Protein 13.7g using My Fitness Pal *Note these number include all ingredients even the zero point foods


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    Reply Kristine March 1, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    I’m on my way to Broussard to move my father-in-law and pack up my brother-in-laws apartment. I’m also in charge of all the cooking. This just made my mouth water!! I’m sure everyone will love this!! Thank you for all your wonderful recipes! Merci!

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      Reply Drizzle March 3, 2020 at 2:56 pm

      You are very welcome Kristine, I hope everyone enjoys it 🙂

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    Reply Darlene March 1, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    On the menu for tomorrow night!!

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      Reply Drizzle March 3, 2020 at 2:57 pm

      Hope you enjoyed it Darlene 🙂

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        Reply Darlene May 6, 2020 at 2:33 pm

        It’s fantastic making it again tonight!!

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          Reply Drizzle May 6, 2020 at 3:57 pm

          Yay, so glad you enjoy the stew 🙂

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    Reply Brittany March 6, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    This was amazing! We had it last night. I only had low fat sour cream and I added frozen peas so I did alter the points to fit it but still was only 5 pts on my green plan! So delicious!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 8, 2020 at 12:40 pm

      Hi Brittany, so glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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    Reply Kescha March 8, 2020 at 11:41 am

    This looks yummy!! 😋 Hears the problem I am having when I put all the ingredients in the my WW recipe builder ( I on 💙plan) the point value I get is 9. What am I doing wrong? Help Please.😩

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      Reply Drizzle March 8, 2020 at 12:44 pm

      Hi Kescha, I’m not too sure, all I can go off is what is showing in my App.. here is a breakdown from my App for blue .. potatoes- 10SP, Soup- 6SP, sour cream- 2SP, milk- 1SP, ranch seasoning- 2SP ..anything else is a zero point food, hope that helps

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    Reply Joanne March 9, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Has anyone tried this in a pressure cooker? Was wondering how long and at what setting (soup?) Thank you

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      Reply Drizzle March 11, 2020 at 11:13 am

      Sorry I can’t help I don’t have a pressure cooker

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        Reply Sarah March 23, 2020 at 5:11 pm

        I’ve made this a couple times in my instant pot! I read when you switch slow cooker to instant pot leave the dairy and cream soups out during cooking because they will burn in the pressure cooking. I put everything in the instant pot except the milk, sour cream, and cream of chicken soup. I set it for 30 minutes ( this was a total guess so maybe less time would work great) and do quick release after it cooks ( because I am impatient). Then I add in the ingredients I left out and have served it right away and tried leaving it on slow cooker function for 20-30 minutes but either way has tasted the same. I am sure you could play around with the time but hopefully this gives you a starting point. It has been amazing every time!

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          Reply Drizzle March 28, 2020 at 2:14 pm

          Thanks for sharing Sarah, I don’t have an instant pot so this is great for those that do 🙂 I am so glad you have enjoyed the stew

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    Reply Candace March 21, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    I just have the hidden valley ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix. Do you think this would work? And how much should I add? Thank you

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      Reply Drizzle March 28, 2020 at 2:03 pm

      Yes it will work, might alter the points, and the same amount as recipe calls for

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    Reply Viki Tozier April 30, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    Just to be clear: 28 grams of the Hidden Valley Mix? 14 packets seems like a LOT of ranch mix, I couldn’t find anything larger than a .8 gm package. What am I missing?

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    Reply Kayla September 1, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    I made this today…let me just say it was DELICIOUS!!! This is definitely a new favourite recipe that I will be making quite frequently now that the fall/winter is here. Thank you SO much for creating this website. It makes my WW journey all that more successful. Who says eating healthier has to be boring?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 8, 2020 at 2:18 pm

      Hi Kayla, yay so glad you enjoyed the stew, this cool weather has me thinking about all the stews and soups I’m going to enjoy 🙂 Haha healthy eating never has to be boring! Good luck on your continued journey!

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    Reply Heather Lagattuta September 8, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Is there anything I can use to substitute the canned soup

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 18, 2020 at 1:48 pm

      HI Heather, the soup helps with the overall creaminess of the stew plus the flavor, perhaps another kind of soup?

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    Reply Jocelyn September 14, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Sounds really good! I will be making this. Thanks for sharing!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 18, 2020 at 1:54 pm

      Hope you enjoy it 🙂

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