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Quick Chicken Stew Recipe
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Quick Chicken Stew

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"This recipe is a family favorite for those busy evenings when you want comfort food, but don't have the time to simmer it all day. Serve over rice, pasta, or with mashed potatoes."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Heat the olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in chicken and cook about 1 minute. Mix in garlic and onion; cook until tender. Stir in carrot, zucchini, and red bell pepper. Pour in tomatoes with juice. Season with red pepper flakes, basil, and bay leaf, and continue cooking 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender and chicken juices run clear. Stir in the butter until melted, and season with salt and pepper just before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 23, 2006

We couldn't believe how much we love this stew! To save time and dishes, instead of serving with mashed potatoes, rice or pasta I cubed 3 small potatoes and added them along with the other ingredients. I also omitted the butter and used spray olive oil to cut down on the fat grams. We will certainly enjoy this one pot meal time and again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 10, 2007

It wasn't a bad recipe but i wouldnt call it a stew. The tomato base of this dish was way too much for my liking, and it took away the essence of the dish, which should be the chicken!

Apr 17, 2006

This was very tasty, although I wouldn't quite call it "stew". It was more like soap loaded up with great ingredients. This would go well over pasta, served up with some crusty Italian bread. The taste was wonderful. I *did* make a some changes; I used four cloves of garlic instead of two; sliced up a stalk of celery and used two carrots (not too thinly sliced, more like 1/2" or so) instead of one. Another reason this didn't get a full five stars was prep/cook time. It is one of my biggest peeves when checking out recipes. IT took me longer, from start to finish, than the author's total time ~ about 45 minutes. Not a big deal, but when you want to have dinner on the table at a certain time, it's kind of frustrating. I will make this again and serve it over pasta next time!

Jan 24, 2006

Quick & tasty - a hit with the family!

Apr 07, 2008

Everyone in my family loved this and went back for seconds, quite a rarity due the picky tendencies. I put the zucchini in last and cooked just long enough to maintain the shape. My family, does not like overcooked zucchini!

Mar 02, 2006

We thought this was just O.K. The diced tomato base was a bit much for my kids. I had to add a cup of broth to thin it to a "stew" consistency. It was quick and I might make it again in a pinch.

Dec 05, 2007

This was a fast and easy recipe with not a lot of clean up. My family enjoyed it very much! I changed it a little. I put frozen carrots and corn. 1 can of diced tomatoes with onions and garlic already in it. 1 can of regular diced tomatoes although I only used half the tomatoes from the second jar but all of the juice. I used garlic powder and cayenne pepper for seasoning. I let it simmer for about 15 min. and served over rice. Turned out very good. Thanks this will be used again!

Mar 23, 2006

I thought this stew was great. I wouldn't change a thing.


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  • Calories
  • 306 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 15.1 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 25.3 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 426 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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