Crock Pot Chicken Stew With Mushrooms

"I attended a cooking class and the chef prepared this at home since it was a crock pot recipe but showed us how to prepare the meal during our class. It is a meal I prepare often. When our son and his wife come for dinner she always requests chicken stew. I serve it with polenta. The gravy is awesome!!"
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Ready In:
3hrs 20mins




  • Place the muhrooms, onion and garlic in the insert of a slow cooker.
  • Season generously with salt and pepper and stir to combine.
  • Season chicken generously with salt and pepper and place in the insert on top of the vegetables.
  • In a small bowl, combine the chicken broth, tomato paste, wine, tapioca,thyme 1/4 teasoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.Pour over chicken and vegetables in the insert.
  • Cover and cook 3 to 4 hours on high or 7 to 8 hours on low.

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  1. Delicious and very unique. Served with homemade bread.
  2. This was really delicious. The broth was amazing. I left out wine and tapioca, added a total of 1 1/2 cups chicken broth, 10 instead of 8 boneless chicken thighs, because they shrink! Cooked for 6.5 hours on low, and it was fork tender. Left broth as is and did not thicken it. Served over elbow noodles with fresh broccoli. Definitely a keeper!
  3. This was DELICIOUS. I had extra mushrooms too because I <3 mushrooms, but it turned out perfectly. Served it over mashed potatoes and added a bit of extra salt because I also <3 salt. Will definitely make this again, and will enjoy the leftovers over the next couple days.
  4. I've made this a few times now - each time I love it more. I make it when I know I'm having friends over or when I know I'm not going to have time to make dinner during the week. I live alone, and I find it freezes pretty well. Love it over rice, or wide noodles.
  5. This is a nice slow cooker chicken dish. Loved the addition of the mushrooms and added a bit more than the recipe called for because DH requested it. I did not have the tapioca and I started to thicken the sauce with a cornstarch/water slurry, but decided not to as I didn't want to change the flavor of the tomato sauce. Since I was serving this dish with rice, I left the sauce just as it was. Made for Spring PAC, April, 2013.


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