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
1(10-oz)can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiliesundrained (optional)
salt & pepper, to taste
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.
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.