Here’s a basic recipe for chicken stew. Keep in mind that you can customize it to your taste by adding or omitting ingredients based on your preferences. This recipe is for a classic, hearty chicken stew:

Chicken Stew

Recipe by caion


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This recipe serves about 4-6 people, and you can easily adjust the quantities to suit your needs. Enjoy your homemade chicken stew with some crusty bread or rice for a complete and satisfying meal.


  • 2 lbs (about 1 kg) bone-in chicken pieces (such as thighs and drumsticks)

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced into rounds

  • 2 celery stalks, chopped

  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 1 cup frozen peas

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (for thickening, if desired)

  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  • In a large, heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  • Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Add them to the pot and brown them on all sides, about 4-5 minutes per side. Once browned, remove the chicken pieces and set them aside.
  • In the same pot, add the chopped onion and garlic. Sauté for 2-3 minutes or until the onion becomes translucent.
  • Add the carrots, celery, and potatoes to the pot. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • If you’d like a thicker stew, sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and stir to combine. Cook for a couple of minutes to remove the raw flour taste.
  • Return the browned chicken to the pot. Add the chicken broth, bay leaf, and dried thyme. Stir to combine.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let it simmer for about 30-40 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
  • About 10 minutes before the stew is ready, add the frozen peas.
  • Taste the stew and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.
  • Remove the bay leaf before serving.
  • Serve hot, garnished with chopped fresh parsley if desired.

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