French Chicken Stew


Layer this chicken and vegetable stew recipe in your slow cooker and let the delectable aroma greet you when you arrive home to a ready-made meal.

French Chicken Stew
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Slow Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 30 mins


  • 4 cup sliced button and/or stemmed shiitake mushrooms

  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 2 medium carrots, thinly diagonally sliced

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 medium red potato, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • ½ cup fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • ½ cup pitted ripe olives, halved

  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ½ cup dry white wine or chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca

  • 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence or dried Italian seasoning, crushed

  • ¾ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (1-3/4 to 2 pounds total)

  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt

  • 1 14 ounce jar tomato pasta sauce or one 16-ounce jar Alfredo pasta sauce

  • French bread (optional)


  1. In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker combine mushrooms, tomatoes, carrots, onion, potato, green beans, olives, broth, wine, tapioca, herbs de Provence, thyme, and pepper. Place chicken on top; sprinkle with seasoned salt.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.

  3. Stir in pasta sauce. If desired, serve with French bread.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

219 Calories
5g Fat
17g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 219
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 629mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 15.4mg 77%
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 528mg 11%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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