Old Fashioned Chicken Stew is rich, hearty, and full of deep and savory chicken flavor. It is the perfect meal for the family on a cold day!

Close up view of old fashioned chicken stew in a pot.

Soup season has arrived and we are here for it! Stews are just our favorite soup’s heartier cousin. We love them both, but as the weather turns cold, we need stew. It provides all the nourishing warmth of regular soup, yet it is filling enough to be a meal all by itself. However, that doesn’t stop us from serving it with our favorite french bread. No one gets between us and our love for bread! Join us in settling into this cold weather season and sipping on soups for every meal!

Chicken Options for Old Fashioned Chicken Stew:

We love the ease of using boneless skinless chicken breasts, but you can always use thighs or even a pre-cooked shredded rotisserie chicken.


If you would like to use fresh herbs, you can always substitute those in. You will want to increase the amount used to approximately 1 tablespoon each.

Cornstarch Substitute:

If you would prefer a creamier stew, you can add in 1 cup of heavy cream instead of the cornstarch slurry.

Make-Ahead and Reheating Instructions:

You can always make your stew up to 24 hours ahead of time. Simply store in the fridge and reheat in a saucepan over medium-low heat until warmed through.

A spoon filled with old fashioned chicken stew being held over a full bowl.

Storage Instructions:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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