Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken Stew combines chicken, potatoes, celery, green beans, carrots, buttermilk, milk, sour cream, and spices to make healthy stew.

Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken Stew combines fresh veggies, buttermilk, milk, sour cream, and spices to make a healthier version of this popular dish!

I love being able to put ingredients into the Crockpot and then come back a few hours later, and voila, dinner is ready. This Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken Stew is that kind of dish. So easy and so flavorful!

Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken Stew combines chicken, potatoes, celery, green beans, carrots, buttermilk, milk, sour cream, and spices to make healthy stew.

I got the idea to make this dish from Pinterest. There are at least two versions of this dish that are wildly popular, both with literally hundreds of thousands of repins.

Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken Stew combines chicken, potatoes, celery, green beans, carrots, buttermilk, milk, sour cream, and spices to make healthy stew.

I looked at those recipes, and while they are good, they both contain canned soup and packaged Ranch Dressing mix. A lot of people cook with canned soup (and I have in the past), but as we get older we are trying to eat healthier.

Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken Stew combines chicken, potatoes, celery, green beans, carrots, buttermilk, milk, sour cream, and spices to make healthy stew.

Our sodium intake is the area I focus on the most, followed by fat, and then carbs. So I set out to make this dish healthier. I tried to add in the ingredients of the canned soup and Ranch Dressing mix without adding in the salt.

Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken Stew combines chicken, potatoes, celery, green beans, carrots, buttermilk, milk, sour cream, and spices to make healthy stew.

I knew I had to eliminate the sodium of at least one of these ingredients, so I thought, why not just use all fresh ingredients! And that is what I did.

Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken Stew combines chicken, potatoes, celery, green beans, carrots, buttermilk, milk, sour cream, and spices to make healthy stew.

Do not be intimidated by this recipe. It may seem like a laundry list of ingredients, but it’s not that bad. I had all of the spices in my spice rack except the dill. If you have to buy them, they can be used in many recipes.

Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken Stew combines chicken, potatoes, celery, green beans, carrots, buttermilk, milk, sour cream, and spices to make healthy stew.

All of these ingredients make this Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken Stew taste like you used canned chicken soup and packaged Ranch Dressing mix. Fresh ingredients mean you can feel good serving your family a healthful meal.

I also have a Light & Creamy Potato Soup recipe that is nutritious, easy and delicious. I like to serve Easy Cheesy Drop Biscuits or Light Yogurt Drop Biscuits with soup or stew.

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Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Inspired by The Cozy Cook

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups red potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup carrots, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup fresh green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup celery cut into 1/2 inch pieces (about 1 stalk with leafy tops)
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth or stock
  • 3/4 cup lowfat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon dill
  • 3/4 teapsoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl mix the broth, buttermilk, milk, sour cream, flour, parsley, salt, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper until well combined.
  2. Coat slow cooker with cooking spray. Place vegetables and chicken into the pot. Pour the sauce mixture over the veggies and chicken and cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
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Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken Stew combines chicken, potatoes, celery, green beans, carrots, buttermilk, milk, sour cream, and spices to make healthy stew.

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