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Crock-Pot Chicken Stew

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 -10
Author Victor

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless chicken breasts cut into 1-2 inch cubes
  • 2 large carrots peeled and sliced
  • 2 stalks of celery sliced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 sweet peppers membrane and seeds removed, and sliced
  • 4 large boiling potatoes peeled and cut into 1-1.5 inch cubes
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 Tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh scallions chopped
  • 4-6 Tbsp vegetable or olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat a large skillet with 2 tablespoons of oil. Over high heat, brown chicken breast cubes until lightly lightly golden brown. Remove the chicken and set aside. You may want to do this step in two or three batches, adding one tablespoon of oil each batch.
  • Add one more tablespoon of oil to the skillet. Cook chopped onions and garlic, constantly stirring, until golden brown. Remove the onions and set aside.
  • Add another tablespoon of oil to the skillet and cook sliced carrots and celery over high heat, constantly stirring, for about 2 minutes.
  • Toss chicken breasts, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, sweet peppers, and potatoes into the slow cooker. Add 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour to hot chicken stock and stir well to disperse the flour in the chicken stock. Pour the chicken stock into the pot. Cook on the lowest setting for about 6 hours. Add 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, one tablespoon of chopped scallions and one tablespoon of chopped dill 20 minutes before the stew is done and stir. Taste and add more salt if necessary.
  • Garnish with the remaining chopped scallions and dill and serve.