This delicious, simple, healthy chicken stew can be on the table for a family of four in just one hour. It’s one of our favourite go-to recipes when its been a long hard day at work.
Made from kitchen store cupboard basics, this quick healthy chicken stew is 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 chicken stew recipe a perfect dinner solution which doesn’t require much thought or much attention either!
Here we’re cooking everything together in the same pot with an excellent selection of veggies.
Those veggies help to contribute towards your “five a day”.
They provide an great selection of ingredients from all the food groups.
And because this is a one pot chicken casserole you’re also saving on the dreaded washing up!
For us, chicken features in many of my healthy stew recipes. It’s simple and easy to cook when you need something quick.
If you’re looking for another equally quick and healthy chicken recipe then try my chicken curry in a hurry!
There’s a perfectly adequate portion of chicken for each person in this healthy chicken stew 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.
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! 🙂
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.
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?
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!
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.
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My Other Popular Healthy Stew Recipes With Chicken For You To Try
- One pot Mediterranean chicken is a delicious, fresh, quick and healthy meal all put together on the stove top. This tasty dish packed full of vegetables is only one hour away from your dinner table!
- One pot chicken, leek and sweet potato is the perfect quick healthy weeknight dinner recipe. This delicious and easy family casserole bakes in the oven and saves on the washing up!
- Chicken chorizo and courgette casserole is a delicious, quick and healthy budget dinner. The recipe makes up to 8 portions so there’s plenty to go round the family and there should be plenty to freeze too!
Watch the short video I made to show you how to make this delicious quick healthy chicken stew. It shows you how easy it really is!
Quick Healthy Chicken Stew Recipe
This low calorie chicken stew recipe is versatile. Why not change the vegetable ingredients for what you might have available or use up your leftovers?
Be sure to add this versatile recipe to your list of quick healthy chicken meals!
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Quick Healthy Chicken Stew
- 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
- 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.
- Add the carrots and continue to cook everything for a further 2 – 3 minutes.
- Stir in the dried thyme and cook for a further minute.
- Add the tin of tomatoes, sweetcorn and peas and combine everything together well.
- Add the chicken stock and corn flour paste. Bring everything to the boil and then turn down allowing to simmer for about 5 minutes.
- 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.
- Season to taste.
- Serve with a little whole grain rice or a few new baby potatoes.