Chicken & Veg Staples Stew


October 23, 2016

Chicken & Veg Staples Stew 4 0 5 1

A versatile and filling stew made from pantry staples - adapt to what you have!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs
  • 15 mins

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 15 mins

  • Yields: 6-8


1kg skinless chicken thigh fillets - diced

3 medium washed potatoes - diced to about 2cm squares

2 medium carrots - sliced

1 large onion - sliced

1 sweet potato diced

1 cup pumpkin diced

1/3 cup dried green peas

1 tbsp minced garlic

Salt and Pepper to taste

3 cups of liquid chicken stock

40g pkt of chicken noodle soup mix

2 tsp each of fresh parsley, thyme and garlic chives


1Add all ingredients to slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 5hrs

2Serve with crusty bread rolls to dunk


1Keep potato relatively small diced to ensure it cooks to nice and tender

2This recipe is built around the pantry staples you have on hand.

3You can change the vegetables I've used to whatever you have on hand.

4You can change the herbs to whatever you have on hand.

5You can substitute the fresh herbs for half the amount each of dry if you prefer.

6You can cook it on low instead for around 7hrs

7It's all about having a big bowl of steaming hot chicken and vegetables to warm the bellies in your home at the end of the day

8Very budget friendly

Submitted by Paulene Christie


4 Reviews

Melissa Docking

September 28, 2020

Everyone enjoyed this but I found that I needed a good spoonful of chicken stock powder extra as the flavour was a little bland. I also needed to thicken with 3 heaped teaspoons of cornflour with a little water to make a paste as the “sauce” was way too liquid for my family’s liking. I just served it in bowls with crusty bread rolls.


July 19, 2017

Yummy, but hubby said it was a bit bland. Great with crusty rolls!

It cost me less than $15 for a meal for up to 8 serves …. chicken thigh fillets were $8 for the kilo …. chicken stock was liquid yes but made from stock cubes lols so certainly NOT expensive …. so I disagree … I think $1.87 per serve is plenty budget enough 😀
I have heaps of other recipes using chicken wings. This one was fillets by deliberate choice 🙂


October 24, 2016

Skinless Chicken Thigh Fillets cost a fortune, as does liquid Chicken Stock. Neither are budget options…. Change to Chicken Drumsticks poached with veg in water, makes homemade chicken stock without added costs, shred meat of bones and return to the pot . Love your website Pauline so I hope you don’t mind my penny pinching option.

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