30 Minute Chicken Stew

This creamy chicken stew is filled with veggies and is simple to make.  Easily on the table in 30 minutes, it’s the perfect healthy meal for this month’s 30 minute Thursday!

30 Minute Chicken Stew - This creamy chicken stew is filled with veggies and is simple to make. Easily on the table in 30 minutes, it’s a healthy meal that is perfect for those cold nights!

It’s February already.  Can someone please explain to me how on earth that happened?

I feel like it was just Christmas and I haven’t even really gotten back into the swing of things after the holidays, and yet here we are in February.

The last month actually went so fast that we never even thought about what to do for my older son’s birthday party until about a week after his birthday.  How awful is that?  He was probably starting to think that we weren’t even going to have a party with his friends, it took me so long to plan it!  Luckily the one evening we had free in three weeks actually worked out with his friends so it didn’t take too long to sort out.

His birthday at the beginning of January always kind of throws me though.  It’s too close to Christmas.  We just finish all the holiday excitement and get the kids back to school and all of a sudden it’s his birthday.  It sneaks up on me every single year.  I don’t know how people with kids birthdays right around Christmas ever manage to do anything!

30 Minute Chicken Stew - This creamy chicken stew is filled with veggies and is simple to make. Easily on the table in 30 minutes, it’s a healthy meal that is perfect for those cold nights!

Anyhow.  You’re here for the recipe.

The good thing about it being February already?  It’s 30 Minute Thursday again!  I missed it last month since we were away, and it made me kind of sad.  I really like these 30 Minute Thursday posts – so many great, fast recipes to try – and I’m always looking for more of those!

Today I have a 30 minute chicken stew recipe for you that is really fantastic.  Healthy comfort food is really what this is.  Loaded with vegetables, this creamy chicken stew is full of flavour, and on the table in 30 minutes.  Serve it over rice or quinoa, or just with some crusty bread to soak up the sauce.  It’s amazing either way.

Plus you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen already.  Switch up the veggies for whatever you have on hand, and you have a quick and easy meal for tonight!

Scroll down to below the recipe for more 30 minute meals from my friends!

30 Minute Chicken Stew - This creamy chicken stew is filled with veggies and is simple to make. Easily on the table in 30 minutes, it’s a healthy meal that is perfect for those cold nights!

30 Minute Chicken Stew

Yield: serves 4

This creamy chicken stew is filled with veggies and is simple to make. Easily on the table in 30 minutes, it’s a healthy meal that is perfect for those cold nights!

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

2 (1lb, 450g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into one inch pieces
1 onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
3 stalks celery, chopped
8-10 small button mushrooms, quartered
2 large carrots, chopped (about 2 cups)
2 cups broccoli florets
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 1/2 cups (375mL) chicken broth
1/2 cup (125mL) milk
1/4 cup (35g) all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Heat a large non-stick skillet or pot over medium heat. Add the chicken to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally until it is no longer pink on the outside, about 3-4 minutes. Meanwhile, chop the onion, celery, carrots, mushrooms and broccoli, adding them to the pan as you cut.
  2. Add the minced garlic, pepper, salt, thyme and poultry seasoning and stir everything together. Continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes until the veggies start to soften. Add the chicken broth and stir to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and flour. Push the chicken and vegetables to one side of the pan and slowly whisk the flour mixture into the broth in the pan. Stir everything together and bring the liquid just to a boil. Turn the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the liquid is thickened and the vegetables are tender.

Notes

The best way to get this chicken stew on the table in 30 minutes is to have all your ingredients out first, but save the vegetable chopping until you have the chicken in the pan. We like this stew served over rice, but it would be great over quinoa or mashed potatoes, or just with some crusty bread on the side!

Source: Adapted from The Healthy Family: Cooking for the Rushed

6.6.15
http://bakeeatrepeat.ca/30-minute-chicken-stew-recipe/

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Comments

  1. says

    I can’t believe it’s February already too! We’ve been sick on and this comforting and beautiful stew is just what we need! Love how simple it is, I wish we were having it for dinner tonight! <3

  2. Joyce says

    This chicken/veggie stew looks wonderful, and I think I’ll add cauliflower (but have to leave out the garlic).

    I’m rather glad it’s February; that means spring is “only” about two months away for us here in northwestern lower Michigan, and I’ll be able to walk outside again without concern about falling on ice. But I do know what you mean about time flying by; it seems as if the Feast of Tabernacles was just a couple days ago (it was in mid October), and I was with brethren. Now here it is, only nine months to plan for this year’s Feast!

    • stacey says

      That’s what I love about stew recipes – easy to change up to what you like! Cauliflower would be wonderful! And yes, no longer slipping on ice is always good – I did exactly that yesterday walking across the school parking lot, landing flat on my back – luckily it didn’t hurt the next day! :)

  3. says

    I can’t believe it’s February either, and Feb is the shortest month so before we know it it will be March haha! This stew looks so cozy! Sometimes soups are just not filling enough for me, but I love a good stew like this one :)

  4. says

    This stew looks so cozy! Sometimes I feel like soups and stews can really be a labor of love – like a marathon simmering session on the stove or something. But they certainly don’t have to be and you’ve proved it here! And time is certainly flying by. And February will probably be even worse because it’s all ready such a short month!

  5. says

    I really can’t believe it’s February, either! Time is flying by, and that’s good for the beginning of the year, because January and February aren’t my favorite months. This chicken stew is calling my name! This definitely looks like great comfort food, and I love how simple the ingredients are. Perfect for busy weeknights!

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