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Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew + Video

Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 45 mins
Servings 4 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.

slow cooker with garlic parmesan chicken stew in it and a metal ladle

You guys.

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

I’ll eat soup and stew all year round, but there is just something so perfectly cozy about a big bowl of stew on a cold day. Especially one that cooks itself in the crockpot when you’re out in the cold!

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If you love a cozy crockpot full of soup, stew, or stoup as much as I do, you’ll also love this Crockpot Potato Soup, this Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup and this Spinach Tortellini Soup.

Ingredients and substitutions for this Chicken Stew:

  • Chicken breasts: we always have a big stash of chicken breasts in the freezer so that’s what I use in most of my soups and stews. You can swap these for boneless, skinless chicken thighs or even precooked, chopped chicken if you have some on hand (maybe you made a big batch of this Crockpot Shredded Chicken?)
  • Vegetables: I stuck with classic vegetables in this stew, but you can leave some out if your family doesn’t enjoy them, or add in extra! The only thing you need to keep in mind is that some are best added at the beginning (the ones that take a long time to cook) and some are best added at the end, like green beans, frozen vegetables, chopped spinach or kale.
  • Seasoning: I kept my seasoning simple, but you can always scan your spice drawer for something that inspires you. Just keep your herbs and spices to things that go well with that tangy, salty Parmesan flavor.
  • Cream: Heavy cream will give you the thickest stew and richest flavor, but you can swap this out for any cream you have on hand (it will just be a little thinner, and not quite as rich). One of my favorite swaps for heavy cream in soups is evaporated milk, because I can stash a few cans in the cupboard and it is still thick and creamy.
  • Parmesan: If you’re concerned about the flavor of the Parmesan in this stew (first, who are you?!? Kidding πŸ˜‰ ), start by adding a little, or leave it out of the stew and add it to each bowl individually. We love the flavor, but everyone has their preferences!
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Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew

4.47 from 30 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 4 servings
Calories 420cal


  • 1 lb Little Potatoes (quartered)
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 rib celery chopped
  • Β½ medium onion finely chopped
  • 3 large carrots thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ΒΌ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • β…” cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • β…“ 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 30-60 minutes or until thickened slightly.
  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 420cal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 905mg | Potassium: 1135mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 8382IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. Ellie H says

    Oh, and for the contest! My FAVORITE potato dish of all time is potatoes sliced thin, mixed with sliced onions. Add some sage, olive oil, garlic, then throw it all in a sauce pan for maybe 20-30 minutes, mixing once or twice throughout. We call them ‘Clayton Potatoes’ in my home after my SO, who makes them GREAT! Lol

  2. Ellie H says

    OMGosh this looks SO good! It’s the perfect time of year for some of this yummy stew, too. Ohhh, I bet it makes fantastic leftovers.

  3. Sarah says

    We used to make what we called gourmet spuds – baked potatoes with a ground beef stroganoff sauce, grated cheese and sour cream on top. Very yummy!

  4. Brittany says

    Hello! One of our favorite potatoe recipes is any type of scalloped potatoes! I also like them as they tend to reheat and not lose too much consistency etc. That’s my biggest problem with most soups…the broth/liquid is basically nonexistent day 2, but your recipe looks promising!

  5. Shannon says

    Looks great! Will try this over the weekend! My favourite potato dish is garlic mashed rebaked in the oven with paprika and cheese melted ontop !

  6. Lisa S. says

    My son loves when I make kielbasa with little potatoes. You just boil them together and mash the potatoes on your plate with butter, salt, & pepper. Delicious and super easy for a weeknight meal!

  7. Marsha says

    Love scalloped potatoes with ham , well potatoes rock anyway they are cooked yummy!!! My fave potatoes are Yukon gold πŸ™‚

  8. Norma Miranda says

    Love potatoes, its a weekly staple in my home. Baked mashed boiled fried even eating a few sliced raw pieces.

  9. Natalie says

    Potatoes are my favourite food so there really isn’t a way I don’t like them. I could eat them everyday in any form (just for the record, I don’t), but my absolute favourite potato dish has to be garlic bread pot pie. It’s like a regular pot pie loaded with potatoes, but instead of pie crust it’s topped with chunks of garlicky bread. So good and so comforting for winter days.

  10. Elizabeth says

    Crash hot potatoes here! Boil them, drizzle olive oil on a pan then put boiled potatoes on pan and smash! Add more olive oil and salt and bake at 425 for like 30 mins- so crispy and delish!

  11. Stephanie M says

    Totally making this for supper this week!! My babe loves chicken but I always seem to overcook it..this seems like a good way to have tender chicken & veggies!! I LOVE potatoes but one of my faves is on the BBQ with other veggies, seasoned and lots of the good stuff…BUTTER!!! Mmm.

  12. Jonnalyn Gates says

    My favorite Potato dish is my sister’s Chicken Loaded Potato Soup. Its delicious and I beg her to make it at least once a month.

  13. Samantha says

    I love to make garlic mashed potatoes with potatoes from the little potatoe company. Having the skin in the mashed is so delicious

  14. Hana Matkin says

    This looks delicious but I can’t have dairy ( cows milk) unfortunately due to a sensitivity to casein. I am wondering how this would taste with coconut cream vs. heavy cream. Might have to try.
    I love mashed potatoes!

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Hi Hana! You could try coconut or you could just try adding a couple tablespoons of corn starch to some extra broth and stirring it in. It will be thicker and creamy!

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