This Whole30 Italian Chicken Stew is a breeze to throw together in the slow cooker and is sure to be a new family favorite on or off round!
Why I love this Whole30 Italian Chicken Stew
This is one of the simplest and most flavorful Whole30 recipes in my repertoire. The flavors are Tuscan inspired and based on a soup recipe a friend of mine used to make (minus the non-Whole30 compliant white beans, wine and cornstarch). Classic Italian ingredients come together to make a beautiful fragrant stew that is beyond comforting.
As a bonus this is truly a set and and forget it slow cooker meal. There’s no searing the chicken or precooking veggies. You literally just combine all of the ingredients in the slow cooker and 8 hours later… dinner. It really is that simple.
All you will need is a slow cooker and measuring spoons.
- Chicken: I highly recommend using chicken thighs here as they have so much flavor but chicken breasts will also work beautifully.
- Chicken Broth or Bone Broth: Be sure to check you labels to make sure your broth doesn’t have any added sugars or non-compliant ingredients.
- Cherry Tomatoes: The sweeter the better!
- Potatoes: I like using Yukon Gold potatoes cut into chunks but any type of potato would work.
- Bay Leaf
- Dried Rosemary
- Dried Thyme
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Tomato Paste
- Arrowroot Powder (optional): This is used to thicken the stew at the end. If you don’t have any you can leave out entirely and the stew will just have a slightly thinner consistency. You can also use Tapioca Powder.
- Balsamic Vinegar
What is Whole30?
Whole30 is a Paleo-esque, 30 day elimination diet that focuses on replacing processed, inflammatory foods with whole, nutrient dense options. While on Whole30 you avoid eating added sugars, alcohol, grains and gluten, legumes, dairy and harmful added chemicals.
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