Slow Cooker Spanish Chicken Stew Recipe

slow cooker Spanish chicken stew recipe

Don’t you hate it when you’re struggling to think up ideas for what to have for dinner? A stew can be an easy way to make a healthy meal that will leave you feeling full.

With a variety of healthy and nutritious ingredients like carrots, celery, roasted peppers, tomatoes, onions, and peas, this Spanish Chicken Stew Recipe is the perfect meal for anyone having trouble coming up with what to have for dinner.

The additions of saffron, paprika, and balsamic vinegar help add a dash of flavor to help give the stew a zesty taste. Ready to serve in 4-6 hours (depending on your heat setting, this chicken stew cooks right in a slow cooker and can be prepared in no time at all.

Everyone loves a good stew, and with this Spanish Chicken Stew recipe, you’ll find healthy ingredients that everyone will enjoy. Feel free to add in your own ingredients or substitute other vegetables to make this chicken stew recipe your own. While this slow cooker Spanish chicken stew recipe will hold its own as a meal, you can also include biscuits/bread or smaller sides like rice to add to the meal selections.

Slow cooker Spanish chicken stew recipe

If you have any chicken stew left after your meal, leftovers should be cooled completely and stored in airtight containers in your refrigerator. Stew leftovers are typically good for up to 4 days. You can also freeze this stew to use up to 3 months later, making it a great meal to warm up and reheat when you aren’t sure about what to cook.

Check out this Slow Cooker Spanish Chicken Stew recipe below for a great meal that combines a healthy amount of nutritious vegetables and delicious chunks of chicken. Made right in a slow cooker, this stew will be ready to serve for dinner in no time!

slow cooker Spanish chicken stew recipe

Spanish Chicken Stew (Slow Cooker)

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Servings 6
Calories 371 kcal


  • Slow Cooker


  • 1 lb. baby potatoes, halved
  • 1.3 lbs. chicken thighs, skinless, boneless
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 12.7 oz. roasted peppers, drained, chopped
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 21 oz. can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • pinch of saffron
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup frozen green peas


  • Place all ingredients into the base of a slow cooker, with the exception of the balsamic vinegar and frozen. Stir to combine.
  • Cook on high setting for 4 hours (or low for 6 hours).
  • Once cooked, stir in the balsamic vinegar and frozen peas. Cover and cook for a further 5 minutes. Serve immediately.


Storage: Cool completely and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Alternatively, you can freeze for up to 3 months.
Keyword chicken, dairy-free, gluten-free, high protein, slow cooker

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