Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken Stew

Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken Stew – this is a new favorite at our house! Super simple to make and tastes great! Chicken, celery, carrots, corn, black beans, Rotel tomatoes, diced potatoes, salsa, chicken broth, cumin, and chili powder. Simply dump everything in the crockpot and let it cook all day! Top the stew with tortilla chips. #slowcooker #crockpot #chicken #soup #stew

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The BEST Spicy Chicken Stew Recipe

This Spicy Chicken Stew is a new favorite at our house. We’ve made this several times and really enjoy it. It is SUPER easy to make and tastes fantastic! Chicken, diced potatoes, carrots, celery, corn, black beans, salsa, and Rotel tomatoes. I mean, what’s not to like? We ate this for dinner and reheated the leftovers during the week for lunch. SO good. All you need is some cornbread or biscuits and you are set! Whip this up the next time you need an easy and delicious weeknight meal!

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How to Make Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken Stew

This soup is super easy to make. You are going to need: chicken, celery, carrots, black beans, salsa, chicken broth, corn, diced potatoes, cumin, chili powder, and a can of Rotel. Dump everything in the crockpot and let it cook until the chicken is done. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred with two forks. Add back to the slow cooker, stir, and serve.

Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I used boneless skinless chicken breasts in this recipe. You can use any cut of chicken that you prefer: breasts, tenderloins, or thighs all work great.
  • This stew does have a kick from the salsa and Rotel. Make sure to use a mild salsa and a can of mild Rotel if you are worried about the heat. You can also omit the Rotel if you prefer.
  • My favorite store-bought salsas are Mateo’s, Kyliot’s, Chi-Chi’s, and Trader Joe’s.
  • I used half a bag of frozen diced potatoes. Feel free to substitute freshly peeled and diced potatoes if you prefer. Either way, it will taste great!
  • Can Spicy Chicken Stew be made on the stovetop? Yes! Place all the ingredients in a Dutch oven, bring to a boil and simmer until the chicken is cooked. Shred the chicken and add back to the pot and serve.
    • You can substitute an equivalent amount of already cooked chicken for the raw chicken if making it on the stovetop.
  • Can Spicy Chicken Stew be frozen? Yes! Make the stew and let it cool completely. Transfer the stew to plastic containers or freezer bags and freeze. To reheat, thaw and reheat on the stovetop, in the microwave, or in the slow cooker.
    • You can also make a freezer meal out of this recipe. Place all of the ingredients in a freezer bag and freeze. When ready to cook the stew, place the contents of the freezer bag into the slow cooker and cook. You can place the ingredients in the crockpot frozen or thaw the bag overnight in the refrigerator. It may take a couple of extra hours to cook the chicken if cooking it from frozen.
  • Feel free to add more chicken broth or water if the stew is too thick.
bowl of chicken stew with sour cream and tortilla chips

What to Serve with Chicken Soup

This is an easy recipe to customize to your family’s personal preferences. Throw in any veggies that you enjoy! Don’t like black beans? Leave them out. Love onions? Throw some in. Whatever you like will be great in this dish.

This soup has been on repeat at our house lately. I love how simple this is to make. It is the perfect weeknight meal! We like to top the stew with some sour cream and tortilla strips. You can also add some jalapeños if you like your soup extra spicy!

This is a very hearty stew. You don’t need a lot of side dishes to go with it. We usually whip up some cornbread or biscuits. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this easy chicken soup:

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Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken Stew

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins
Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken Stew – this is a new favorite at our house! Super simple to make and tastes great! Chicken, celery, carrots, corn, black beans, Rotel tomatoes, diced potatoes, salsa, chicken broth, cumin, and chili powder. Simply dump everything in the crockpot and let it cook all day! Top the stew with tortilla chips. #slowcooker #crockpot #chicken #soup #stew

Ingredients:

  • lb chicken
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 lb frozen diced potatoes
  • 1 (15-oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 1 (10-oz) can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies undrained (optional)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  • Place all ingredients in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with 2 forks; return to slow cooker and stir.

Notes:

  • I used boneless skinless chicken breasts in this recipe. You can use any cut of chicken that you prefer: breasts, tenderloins, or thighs all work great.
  • This stew does have a kick from the salsa and Rotel. Make sure to use a mild salsa and a can of mild Rotel if you are worried about the heat. You can also omit the Rotel if you prefer.
  • My favorite store-bought salsas are Mateo’s, Kyliot’s, Chi-Chi’s, and Trader Joe’s.
  • I used half a bag of frozen diced potatoes. Feel free to substitute freshly peeled and diced potatoes if you prefer. Either way, it will taste great!
  • Can Spicy Chicken Stew be made on the stovetop? Yes! Place all the ingredients in a Dutch oven, bring to a boil and simmer until the chicken is cooked. Shred the chicken and add back to the pot and serve.
    • You can substitute an equivalent amount of already cooked chicken for the raw chicken if making it on the stovetop.
  • Can Spicy Chicken Stew be frozen? Yes! Make the stew and let it cool completely. Transfer the stew to plastic containers or freezer bags and freeze. To reheat, thaw and reheat on the stovetop, in the microwave, or in the slow cooker.
    • You can also make a freezer meal out of this recipe. Place all of the ingredients in a freezer bag and freeze. When ready to cook the stew, place the contents of the freezer bag into the slow cooker and cook. You can place the ingredients in the crockpot frozen or thaw the bag overnight in the refrigerator. It may take a couple of extra hours to cook the chicken if cooking it from frozen.
  • Feel free to add more chicken broth or water if the stew is too thick.

Steph

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