30 Minute Skillet Chicken Stew

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings

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A hearty dinner in one skillet — chicken or turkey, potatoes, vegetables, and gravy in one pot and 30 minutes! This Skillet Chicken Stew is perfect for a busy weeknight!

30 minute skillet chicken stew in large black skillet with wooden spoon scooping

So it’s #30MinuteThursday and I know you’re so over all of the holiday extravagance but still wanting some healthy, hearty comfort food. Stew is something I don’t make all that often, I think because it just sounds time consuming, you know?

I have to admit, when I was thinking about doing this stew I wasn’t sure I could get it done in 30 minutes total. Sometimes potatoes take longer to cook than I think, and there is chopping… but what really saves time here is slicing the potatoes instead of cubing them, and using frozen vegetables.

close up image of chicken stew in black skillet with wooden spoon scooping

I have no problem using frozen vegetables or fruit, especially if it means that the vegetables actually get on the table at dinner time!

I set the timer for 30 minutes, and started cutting my chicken. While my chicken cooked, I sliced my potatoes. And when the timer was at 7 minutes left I was stirring in my frozen veggies — success!

very close image of wooden spoon with chicken stew on it

It’s always kind of a thrill seeing what kind of a meal you can make in 30 minutes. That’s even almost enough time for me to get dinner on the table before the baby starts clinging to my legs and crying for her dinner (she does not have a lot of patience when it comes to her food!).

So whether you need a warm, hearty post-tobogganing meal, or just an easy weeknight dinner for any time of year — this stew is perfect for you!

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30 Minute Skillet Chicken Stew

5 from 2 votes
Chicken or turkey, potatoes, vegetables, and gravy in one pot and 30 minutes! This Skillet Chicken Stew is perfect for a busy weeknight!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Servings 4 servings
Calories 278cal


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 turkey breast fillet or 2 chicken breasts diced
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 4 medium potatoes sliced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 cups frozen vegetables of your choice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add turkey or chicken and sprinkle with seasoning salt. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned.
  • Add potatoes and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add chicken broth and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Cover and reduce to medium low heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Combine corn starch and water and stir into skillet. Add vegetables, cover and simmer over low heat until vegetables are warmed through, 3-5 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with some bread or rolls for dipping!


*Nutrition information is estimated and will vary depending on exact serving size, types and brands of products used.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 278cal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Kelly says

    Haha all my kiddos and my husband are not patient when it comes to waiting for their dinner either. This chicken stew looks SO comforting and delicious! Perfect for this rainy day we’re having here and I love that it’s ready in 30 minutes!

  2. Liz @ Floating Kitchen says

    Stews and soups totally DO sound time consuming. Growing up, they were always something my mom cooked for like 6 hours on a Sunday afternoon/evening. But it SO doesn’t have to be that way! I’ve been getting better at making “fast” stews and soups this year and now I can add this recipe to my arsenal! Yeah!

  3. Izzy @ She Likes Food says

    I always forget about the chopping too! It can take much longer than it takes in my head, haha! this reminds me a chicken pot pie minus the pie and it sounds so good! It’s been raining all day today so I really need something like this for dinner tonight 🙂

  4. Brielle @ Breezy Bakes says

    Hey, you could call it 25 minute Thursday and use leftover rotisserie chicken. 😉 NAH!!! That doesn’t have the same ring to it. Plus you’d miss all that flavor from sauteing the chicken in the same pan. I love how you race against the clock to get dinner on the table. Cooking is a sport!

  5. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Ashley! I love the use of frozen vegetables. I keep my freezer stocked with them because they are so handy, but also just as full of flavor and nutrients as fresh (sometimes even more so, depending on how far away the vegetables are shipped from and how long they sit in the store). I always try to us what is in season and when vegetables or fruit are not, I head straight for frozen! 🙂

  6. Annie says

    This week has been very very busy and Clayton and I were just saying it was time for a REAL dinner! I love how loaded this is with delicious veggies and big tender chunks of chicken! Yum!

  7. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says

    I’m loving 30 minute Thursdays! This chicken stew looks SO good, Ashley! I love that it’s so easy to make and packed with veggies in here. Perfect for my husband that is picky about what he eats! Sounds delish!

  8. Nora | Savory Nothings says

    Your baby sounds like my baby, not one evening without her hanging between my legs, screaming for dinner! They would get along well 😉

    I love this stew, Ashley! It looks so comforting and delicious and it definitely looks more labor-intensive than it actually is. Frozen veggies can be such a dinner-saver!

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Haha, I don’t get it! She can be a somewhat reasonable little person until about 5:00pm, then she’s a complete nut until supper is in front of her! Thanks Nora 🙂

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