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Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew + Video

Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 45 mins
Servings 6 servings

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This Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew is bound to be your new favorite winter comfort food! It’s hearty, creamy, cheesy and loaded with vegetables! The crockpot makes it an easy weeknight meal. Includes a how-to recipe video


close up image of slow cooker creamy garlic parmesan chicken stew with potatoes carrots and chicken

You guys.

I love hearty, creamy, winter comfort food. I can’t get enough.

garlic parmesan chicken stew overhead in black slow cooker

I love it so much that I probably eat more stew and soup in the summer than your average person, especially considering our summers are a little on the short side here (you’d think I’d want to take advantage of our shorter grilling season!).

I was struggling with trying to decide what to make for you this month with these gorgeous Chilean Splash Little Potatoes. I had thought about maybe a traditional beef stew or pot roast, and while those would have both been super delicious, this creamy garlic Parmesan chicken version takes the cake.

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It’s loaded with chicken, veggies (I used carrots, celery, onion, and obviously potatoes, but feel free to add in your favorites! Broccoli or mushrooms would be great too), and smothered in the creamiest garlic Parmesan sauce.

slow cooker creamy garlic parmesan chicken stew in grey bowl with crusty bread dipping in

I went a little heavy on the liquid in this stew — stoup, if you will — because it is one of the best parts. I love soaking up all that extra broth with a chunk of crusty bread! I’m pretty sure it’s good for my soul on these cold, miserable winter days 😉 If you want more stew and less stoup, just reduce the broth by 1/2-1 cup.

*This post is sponsored by The Little Potato Company as part of my ambassadorship with them — thank you for supporting that brands that help me bring you easy, weeknight meals!

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Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew

4.52 from 25 votes
This Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew is bound to be your new favorite winter comfort food! It’s hearty, creamy, cheesy and loaded with vegetables! The crockpot makes it an easy weeknight meal.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 45 mins
Cuisine American
Course Main Course, Soup
Servings 6 servings
Calories 255cal


  • 1 lb Little Potatoes I used Chilean Splash, halved or quartered if large
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion finely chopped
  • 3-4 large carrots thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2/3 cup cream or milk
  • 4 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Add potatoes, chicken, celery, onion, carrots, garlic, salt, parsley, thyme, pepper, and broth to a 4-6 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are tender (this could take up to 6 hours depending on the temperature of your slow cooker — cutting them smaller will speed up cooking time).
  • Set slow cooker to high. Stir together cream and corn starch and stir into slow cooker, along with Parmesan cheese. Cover and cook another 30 minutes or until thickened.
  • Serve immediately with crusty bread for dipping (the best way!).


*I have cooked this stew on the stove top and it works just as well! If you’re in a hurry, simmer everything except cream, corn starch and Parmesan in a large pot until potatoes are tender. Combine cream and corn starch and stir into the pot with the Parmesan, continue cooking until thickened.
** Please note nutrition information is estimated and will vary depending on the brand of products you use.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 255cal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 7g

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  1. Edith says

    This stew was very good. My daughter started it earlier in the day and I finished it when I got home from work. She had a bowl without the milk since she had to go to work and said it was good like that as well. I only had 2 chicken breasts and it was quite meaty with that. I’m not a huge fan of thyme so reduced to half a teaspoon as well as decreasing Parmesan to one third cup since it has such a strong flavour. It wasn’t thickened up after 30 minutes post milk/cornstarch addition so set it for another 30 minutes and it was just right after that. Great tasting on day 2 also. Enjoyed by all, will make it again.

  2. Iva says

    I made this recipe tonight and it is actually quite good. I used dark meat instead of white and used a little less thyme but next time I won’t use any thyme. I also blended the broth with the garlic and onion and used a little extra corn starch to thicken it.

  3. LL says

    It was a nice recipe to try, though I wasn’t super blown away. My partner thought the broth was too Parmesan-y. I liked it well enough but thought it tasted better before the addition of the milk and Parmesan, which really didn’t thicken it as it should have…I added way more garlic than it asked but still couldn’t taste it. I think actually tasting the garlic would have helped a lot…To have this recipe live true to its name, I’d suggest maybe roasting a bulb of garlic and putting the entire bulb in the slow cooker while it’s cooking, then you could remove it after or mash up the garlic and stir it in with the milk mixture! I’m not sure my family liked it enough for me to try it again this way though.

  4. Melissa says

    I made this for dinner last night, it was so easy and so delicious! I love when you can just throw everything in the crock pot and have a great meal at the end of the day. This is a tasty and healthy soup, and perfect for a cold winter day. Great recipe!

  5. Wendi says

    Made this for dinner. Was such a hit. Cooked like recipe states. Will make this again. The family says to add peas next time. Will do.

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