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Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde Stew with Potatoes

A thick and hearty stew – with just a little spice – that’s perfect for meal preps or for stockpiling in the freezer.

  • Author: Jessica Beacom
  • Prep Time: 15 mins.
  • Cook Time: 4 hours (high) or 8 hours (low)
  • Total Time: 4 hours, 15 min.
  • Yield: Serves 8 1x
  • Cuisine: Whole30, Dairy-Free, Paleo

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar salsa verde (such as Trader Joe’s or Herdez)
  • 2 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • lb. red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1½ cups organic chicken broth (NOTE: If making this a Freezer-to-Slow Cooker meal, wait to add the broth until it’s time to cook – i.e., don’t freeze the broth in the bag.)

Suggestions for serving: Fresh cilantro, lime wedges and/or diced avocado. Shredded cheese, sour cream, and/or warm corn tortillas are also great if you don’t need it to be Whole30-friendly. 

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours (or low for 8 hours) or until potatoes are very tender and the stew is thick. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

To make this a freezer-to-slow Cooker meal:

  1. Combine all ingredients except chicken broth in a large zip-top bag (or another freezer-safe container). Label the bag and lay it flat in your freezer.
  2. On the day of cooking, place the contents of the bag into the slow cooker with 1½ cups chicken broth. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 6 hours or until potatoes are very tender and the stew is thick. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ¼ cups
  • Calories: 250
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 700mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 26g