Organic Emily

Crockpot Chicken Stew

Crock Pot Chicken StewI love really good comfort food that isn’t too fattening.  Especially if I don’t have to slave over it for hours.  This is healthy, hearty and full of flavor!  You’ll love the way your house smells with this simmering all day in the crock-pot.


2 organic chicken breasts (about 2-3 pounds)

olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

6 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon tomato paste

2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried

1/3 cup flour

1/2 cup white wine

4 cups organic chicken stock

3-4 medium red potatoes, scrubbed and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

4 carrots, peeled and chopped

2 bay leaves

1 cup frozen peas

1/4 cup parsley, chopped

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add the onion, garlic, tomato paste and thyme until softened.  Add the flour and cook for one minute.  Add the wine and cook for another minute.  Add 1 cup chicken broth and stir until blended well.  Add onion mixture to the crock-pot along with the remaining 3 cups broth, potatoes, carrots, bay leaves and chicken.  Cook on high for 4hrs. or low for 6-8hrs.  Shred the chicken and add the peas and parsley at the end for the last 10 minutes to heat through.  Serve with your favorite rolls and green salad.


Emily Saddler

Emily is a Master Gardener, wife of a professional landscape contractor, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, yoga/pilates instructor, a clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist and soon to be traditional naturopath. She is a very passionate advocate of organic home-grown food! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care product recipes and loves teaching classes on gardening, plant identification and herbal remedy workshops. Check out the events and classes page for more info.


  1. The flavours were delicious, but was unsure if the chicken had to be cooked out not when going into crockpot and also the cooking time was not even close to enough, on high or low.

    • organicemily says:

      It could be your crock pot. I haven’t had a problem with the recipe myself. If you feel like you need to extend the cooking time you can always cook it on high for a little longer and then turn it down to low. I never cook the chicken before putting it into the crockpot. Hope that helps.

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