Quick Healthy Chicken Stew

This delicious, simple, healthy chicken stew can be on the table for a family of four in just one hour. Made from kitchen store cupboard basics, it’s a perfect one pot recipe to satisfy even the hungriest of mouths. This is one of my favourite “go-to” recipes when I’ve had a long day at work.

This delicious, simple, healthy chicken stew can be on the table for a family of four in just one hour. Made from kitchen store cupboard basics, it’s a perfect one pot recipe to satisfy even the hungriest of mouths.

And its long days at work that I’ve been having a lot of lately. Particularly with training for the Great Scottish Run. So, if you’re with me and you’re nodding away too, then you’ll find this quick healthy chicken stew a perfect dinner solution which doesn’t require much thought or much attention either!

This delicious, simple, healthy chicken stew can be on the table for a family of four in just one hour. Made from kitchen store cupboard basics, it’s a perfect one pot recipe to satisfy even the hungriest of mouths.

Plus, cooking everything together in the same pot with the excellent selection of veggies this recipe uses, contributes towards your “five a day”, provides a great selection of ingredients from all the food groups AND you’re also saving on the dreaded washing up!

For us, chicken often features in many of my recipes; it’s simple, easy and healthy when you need something quick like this healthy chicken stew or my chicken curry in a hurry recipe.

This delicious, simple, healthy chicken stew can be on the table for a family of four in just one hour. Made from kitchen store cupboard basics, it’s a perfect one pot recipe to satisfy even the hungriest of mouths.

There’s a perfectly adequate portion of chicken for each person in this recipe too, providing 62% of your recommended daily protein intake. We choose to eat chicken regularly because it’s a low fat healthy protein source, unlike red meats which excessive eating of is said to contribute towards heart disease and cancer.

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This delicious, simple, healthy chicken stew can be on the table for a family of four in just one hour. Made from kitchen store cupboard basics, it’s a perfect one pot recipe to satisfy even the hungriest of mouths.
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Quick Healthy Chicken Stew
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hrs
 
A delicious, simple, quick healthy chicken stew which can be on the table for a family of four in just one hour.
Course: Dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 351 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • Low fat cooking spray
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and sliced
  • ½. tsp dried thyme
  • 400 g tin peeled plum tomatoes
  • 140 g frozen sweetcorn
  • 140 g frozen peas
  • 450 ml chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp cornflour mixed to a paste with 2 tbsp. cold water
  • 450 g chicken breast fillets cut into bite size chunks
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper to season
Instructions
  1. Spray the bottom of a casserole dish about 5 times with the cooking spray, place over a high heat, and then once the oil starts to bubble turn the heat down a little, add the sliced onion and sauté for about 4 minutes.
  2. Add the carrots and continue to cook everything for a further 2 – 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the dried thyme and cook for a further minute.
  4. Add the tin of tomatoes, sweetcorn and peas and combine everything together well.
  5. Add the chicken stock and corn flour paste. Bring everything to the boil and then turn down allowing to simmer for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the chicken and allow to cook for about 15 – 20 minutes. Check the chicken is cooked by cutting a piece in half, to check it’s not still pink inside.
  7. Serve with a little whole grain rice or a few new baby potatoes.

Nutrition Facts
Quick Healthy Chicken Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 116
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.9g 20%
Saturated Fat 3.6g 18%
Cholesterol 75.4mg 25%
Sodium 305mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 28.5g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5.2g 21%
Sugars 11.4g
Protein 31.2g 62%
Vitamin A 41%
Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 6%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This delicious, simple, healthy chicken stew can be on the table for a family of four in just one hour. Made from kitchen store cupboard basics, it’s a perfect one pot recipe to satisfy even the hungriest of mouths.

You’ll find that this recipe is pretty versatile so you can change the vegetable ingredients for what you may have available. I’d love to hear those different variations and combinations from you (or your thoughts on what they could be) in the comments below.

Having a huge pot of this quick healthy chicken stew, pre-made earlier in the morning on the day of the Great Scottish Run, sitting on the stove, was a welcome and much needed sight to return to! 🙂

This delicious, simple, healthy chicken stew can be on the table for a family of four in just one hour. Made from kitchen store cupboard basics, it’s a perfect one pot recipe to satisfy even the hungriest of mouths.

Great Scottish Run

Sunday saw perfect running conditions as Glasgow hosted its 34th Great Scottish Run. Nearly 30,000 people took part, either in the 10k, the half marathon or the wheelchair race. The race starts in Glasgow’s iconic George Square and winds its way through the street and parks of Scotland’s largest city.

Great Scottish Run George Square

Picture from bbc.co.uk website

People come from all over the UK to take part in the events of the day and it gets bigger each year. No matter what your running time, there’s no current restriction on race entry. Personally I hope that continues, as it opens the door to so many people to take up the challenge and to become fitter and healthier individuals. It was just great to see so many kids taking part.

This was my second Great Scottish Run, I previously took part in the 2014 Great Scottish Run and wrote about my results and that amazing experience in this delicious apple and pecan muffins recipe!

This year, Liam and Catherine were staying over with Lady Lynne and me, with Liam taking part in his first half marathon, as was Luke, husband of Erin from beetsperminute. It was great day for us all to come together. I’m pretty sure the ladies enjoyed their wine lunch whilst waiting for the guys finishing their half marathon! 😉

Just before the 10k start, I met newlyweds Luke and Hazel, friends of Lady Lynne’s from her work, both taking part in the 10k too. These guys crossed the finish line together hand in hand with exactly the same time. Who said romance was dead?

Luke and Hazel

For myself, despite suffering from a heavy cold (and possibly being the only person blowing his nose all the way round the course, I was absolutely determined to try and at least equal last years result. So, when I received a text from my mum advising me I’d knocked 2 minutes off my previous time, finishing for the first time under 50m at 48m:35s, Let’s just say was pretty happy with that!

Neil

Great Scottish Run Result

In all honesty, feeling the way I was feeling on the day, I didn’t enjoy the run as much as last year, but I did it, and I’m already back on the treadmill, “upping” that speed ever so slightly to keep the continual training going for next year.

If you’re ever looking for running tips and tricks, a blogger friend of mine, Suzlyfe, who is a running coach herself provides an excellent source of “how-to” training material, food and nutrition advice and tips as well as excellent re-caps and write ups of marathons and runs she’s taken part in on her blog, suzlyfe.com. Who knows, perhaps one day we could see Suz from suzlyfe.com coming to Scotland to take part and writing about it here. The challenge is open to you Suz! 😀

And Finally! Let’s do our usual Thursday link up with Amanda at Running with Spoons  to  see what’s going on over there!

Have a great weekend folks, I’ll catch up with you again next week!

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Comments

  1. Haha I did enjoy my wine lunch — very much — thank you! Here’s to the next! 😉 This stew looks gorgeous I love the big carrots floating around in it. Hope you’re feeling better and have a great week, buddy! 🙂
    Erin@BeetsPerMinute recently posted…Are You Living Life With Passion?My Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I can pretty much guarantee that won’t have been the last event that we all get together for Erin, seeing as how well everyone got on! 🙂

      I’m glad you liked the stew, and yeah I’m slowly getting there. My cold just seems to be kind of shifting around my body at the moment, but this glass of wine I’m having at the moment certainly seems to be helping. 😉

  2. Um, best testamonial EVER??? THANK YOU. I can’t even… Neil, you just made my day (which is just now starting, and supposed to be rainy) sunshine and roses. I would love to come and run with you. And cook, and eat, and have a straight up laugh. I want to go on hies, and tour the area (you know I’m a glutton for that).
    Well, it simply must happen. there is nothing else to say, other than CONGRATS on knocking off 2 minutes from your time! And this stew looks fantastic. I am a sucker for chicken soups and stews–there is a restaurant here called Farmhouse that has amazing other dishes, yet I just about always get the chicken and kale soup because it is just… you know. Have a fantastic day, my friend.
    Susie @ SuzLyfe recently posted…Chicago Marathon Goals, Mindset, and BosuStrong ConclusionMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Good evening from over the pond 🙂

      You have quality material on your blog that is destined to be shared and SHOULD be shared for those needing professional advice and support on running and fitness Suz. I just pointed people to where it is!

      We MUST all meet up one day. Somewhere and somehow. I still want to have that Beer with Alex sometime too!

      Chicken and Kale soup eh? That sounds like it should be here on the blog! I’m checking that one out. Sounds delicious, thanks to you my friend!! 😀

  3. yum! i’m all about soups and stews during the cold weather months!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted…how to get 10,000 steps as a full-time working momMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Linz! 🙂

      You just can’t beat a good soul warming soup or stew during the cold weather can you? Also I would think that when you’re really busy looking after a family, like yourself, they would be practically essential eh? 🙂

  4. Mmmm perfect hearty dinner! Love it!!! My soups have to be “souper” (pun intended) substantial for me to enjoy them!
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine recently posted…Apple Pie Quick BreadMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ha ha! Brilliant Rebecca, I can see we both have the same type of humor! 😉

      I’m glad you like the recipe. Sometimes you need a big hearty dinner like this to “thaw” out from the working day don’t you? 🙂

  5. CONGRATS Neil on shaving 2 minutes off your time!! I had a good chuckle when I read that you didn’t even realize it till your mom pointed it out! Yes – this soup sounds perfect for some pre or even post run fuel and comfort!
    Shashi at RunninSrilankan recently posted…Bloody Beet BowlsMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thank you Shashi 🙂 I honestly cannot believe that I managed to shave a whole 2 minutes off that previous time, remembering how I was feeling with this cold that I’m only just beginning to shift now!

      Man flu eh? Lol

      Plenty more of this quick healthy chicken stew should help me out though. 😀

  6. Ugh, it’s 102 degrees here right now. So not soup weather, but I would loveeeeeeeee to have some of this. Maybe just fish the chicken out and eat it 😉
    GiGi Eats recently posted…What A Hunky Flower!My Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Yeah, that doesn’t sound like the sort of weather I’d be cooking this dish in GiGi!

      Feel free to make it though and pick the chicken out, it could be like a “pick-n-mix” 😉

  7. i meant to comment on this earlier, but I think i’ve been gazing at it for too long. i love a good hearty stew! too bad it’s still hot here. Send us some cooler weather and congrats on your run!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thank you Lindsay!

      And I’ll quite happily do a swap with you for some of that hot weather to replace the cooler weather we’ve started having here! 🙂

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