Make This Chicken Stew To Comfort You On Cold Nights

chicken stew
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Warm up your soul and tantalize your taste buds with this hearty and comforting chicken stew. Bursting with wholesome ingredients and robust flavors, this delicious stew is a perfect way to cozy up on a chilly evening or impress your loved ones with a satisfying homemade meal. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or new to the kitchen, this simple and nourishing recipe is sure to become a favorite in your repertoire of comforting dishes.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion, sliced carrots, and sliced celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add minced garlic, dried thyme, dried rosemary, and bay leaf to the pot. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  3. Add the bite-sized pieces of chicken thighs to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is lightly browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour in the chicken broth and diced tomatoes with their juices. Stir to combine. Add diced potatoes to the pot. Bring the stew to a simmer, then reduce heat to low. Cover and let simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are tender. Stir in frozen peas during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Season the stew with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Once the chicken is cooked and the vegetables are tender, remove the bay leaf from the pot. Ladle the chicken stew into bowls and garnish with chopped fresh parsley. Serve this comforting chicken stew hot, with crusty bread or biscuits on the side for dipping.