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Potluck Recipe: Chicken Stew

I have a person at my church that requests this every so often.  He loves it.  My husband and kids love this.  It is perfect for this weather, too.  This is not a regular potluck entree, but I have taken it plenty of times.  This makes a great Saturday or Sunday dish.  You make it and everyone just eats it all day long.  I have yet to see ANYONE eat just ONE bowl.  My husband and I were just talking about how no one has ever not gotten seconds!

All you need are these ingredients:

1 whole young chicken

5 lbs. of potatoes

1 small bag of baby carrots (or large carrots cut up)

1 large green bell pepper

1/2 of an onion

3 regular sized cans of cream of chicken soup

2 tbsp of Italian seasoning

1 tsp of ground black pepper

2 tsp of paprika

2 tsp of chili powder

1/4 tsp of sage

and any other spice you want!


Put the whole young chicken in a very large pot and fill with water to cover the chicken.  Bring to a boil then reduce heat.  Cut the 1/2 of onion into large pieces and add to water.  Let the chicken and onion slowly cook until done and very tender (at least an hour).  Remove chicken from the water, warning, it should fall apart easily.  You do not want to drain out the water!  Set the chicken aside to cool.  Keep the pot with water on the stove on  medium heat.  Empty all 3 cans of cream of chicken soup into the water left in the pot.  Peel and cut the potatoes.  Add the potatoes to the soup mixture.  Now add carrots and cut up bell pepper.  While this is cooking, you will want to skin and bone the chicken.  Break chicken meat into small chunks and add back to soup mixture.  Let the soup continue to cook until potatoes are tender and fall of the fork when stabbed.  The last thing you will want to do is add the seasonings.  These seasonings are just guidelines.  Add whatever ones you like the most.

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This stew is a favorite of our family and friends.  Even my mother-in-law can’t find anything to complain about with it.  Now THAT is something!



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About Kim Young

Hello! My name is Kim. You may see my name with a few posts here and there, I am a contributor to 3 Boys And A Dog. I have my own blog, Mom Tried It, that I started the end of August 2009. I found that every time two or more moms got together it became tip and idea sharing time. So I started a blog that shares tips, ideas, and sanity savers for moms (with the occasional product review). I love to try new things, so the blog works out perfect.

I am a Texan that moved to my husband's hometown in Southern Illinois. We got married in 2002.

My husband, Matt, is the network administrator at the local high school. He loves to play the "If we won the lottery..." game, but the problem is, we don't play the lottery. He is a wonderful husband and an outstanding dad!

Our son, Cole, was born in 2006. He is sweet, extremely compassionate, very hyper, and all about trucks. He is just 100% boy (Mommy's boy and I love it)!

Our daughter, Charley, was born in 2008. She is her mommy with a different exterior. She is bold, outspoken (even though she can't talk yet), a fighter, and thinks her brother and her daddy hung the moon.

In my spare time (huh, what is that?) I like to sew, do crafts, and bake with the kids. I am always up for trying new things and love watching my kids faces when they experience it with me. I spend every day trying to be a better wife, mother, and Christian, but not in that order. :-) I look forward to posting on 3 Boys And A Dog and thank you for the opportunity to share time and experiences with you.


  1. Thanks. I’m going to try it next week.

  2. Now that the weather is getting colder, this would be a nice change to try something new. I think this may be a winner with us.

  3. Oh that looks REALLY good… We are still having warm weather but we do get a few cold ones that blow in now and then… And on those days I always love making a nice pot of Stew or Soup… this looks like one I will be most CERTAINLY trying.. I have a linky party going on and would love for you to share it

  4. Hey, how well do you think this would work if I omit the Onion and Bell Pepper. I have a picky eater, with my husband. Any ideas?

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