Slow Cooker White Wine Chicken Stew

Comfort food whipped up in the slow cooker with accents of crisp white wine and fresh herbs that keep this dish light yet snuggly!

ROLL CALL FOR THIS RECIPE

  • Chicken lovers. I am the first to admit I am Team Chicken Breast all the way. Or as it ends up, most of the way 😉 A little sear before combining in the slow cooker helps to get to the lean thigh meat that is, after slow-cooking, melt-in-your-mouth tender.
  • Tradition. After protein, slow cookers conjure up thoughts of 3 ingredients for me: carrots, potatoes, and onion. A classic stew is like a little black dress: always in and always appropriate.
  • Wine time. Who doesn’t love a few glasses of leftover wine to serve with their dinner? Leftover ingredients should never go to waste!

KEY INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Fresh is best when it comes to herbs. But…if you’re like me and reside in the Midwest, your garden may be covered with snow, your local retailer it a total bust in the herb department, and/or fresh is outrageously expensive. Go with dried, it’s all good! As a general rule of thumb, use 1/3 the amount of dried herbs as you would fresh.
  • Any milk will do, but a little fat goes a long way. Fat-free milk and some dairy-free milks can curdle a bit with heat or just fail to incorporate well – a little fat and a tempered introduction can help create a smooth, even consistency.
  • I’d highly recommend NOT skipping the wine, but if you’re in a pinch, subbing in broth will work ok!

NUTRITIONAL MERITS

  • Comfort food does not sideline wholesome, good-for-you foods. In fact, comfort food meals such as this one, takes lots of veggies and lean meats and makes a delicious all-in-one meal that offers balance, depth of flavor, and some color, too!
  • This meal offers a great balance of carbohydrate, protein, and fat

TIPS 

  • Pay attention to the order in which you layer ingredients into the crock pot. There’s no “wrong”, per se, but vegetables can get a bit too tender (in my opinion) if left to cook fully submerged and thus closer to the slow cooker heat source.

Slow Cooker White Wine Chicken Stew

Slow Cooker White Wine Chicken Stew

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes

Comfort food whipped up in the slow cooker with accents of crisp white wine and fresh herbs that keep this dish light yet snuggly!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into quarters
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 large yellow onion, cut into chunks
  • 24 oz Yukon gold potatoes, diced into 1.5-inch chunks
  • 6 large carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup frozen peas

Instructions

  1. Add olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken and sprinkle with black pepper. Cook for 3 minutes per side, until golden on both sides but not cooked through. Transfer the chicken to the slow cooker.
  2. Add to the slow cooker the broth, wine, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, thyme, rosemary, dried oregano, salt, and garlic; stir.
  3. Add the onion, potatoes, and carrots to the slow cooker; do not stir.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours or on HIGH for 4-5 hours.
  5. Remove 1/2 cup liquid from the slow cooker and place into a small bowl. Whisk in the flour and milk until smooth and well-combined; pour back into the slow cooker and add the peas. Stir well, cover, and cook an additional 15-20 minutes or until thickened. Serve hot.

Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from Ambitious Kitchen

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1/6 recipe (scant 2 cups)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 391Total Fat: 9.2gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 616mgCarbohydrates: 38.2gFiber: 5.2gSugar: 9.2gProtein: 36.0g

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