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5 from 6 votes

Chicken Stew

I love an easy chicken stew recipe. When you read the words Chicken Jardinière, you might get the impression that this dish is complicated, which is why I decided to add easy chicken stew to the title. This one pan meal has a lot of ingredients but it's super easy to make.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: French
Keyword: chicken jardiniere, chicken stew
Servings: 4
Calories: 471kcal


  • 2 ½ oz pancetta
  • 1 ½ tbsp peanut oil
  • 4 skinless chicken legs
  • 1 ½ tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper freshly ground
  • ¾ C water
  • ¾ C Sauvignon Blanc
  • 8 mushrooms baby bella or cremini
  • 12 baby red potatoes
  • 12 pearl onions
  • 1 ½ C carrots
  • 1 ½ tbsp garlic
  • 5 springs thyme
  • 1 C peas
  • 2 tbsp parsley


  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven.
  • Saute the pancetta for about 2 minutes in the hot oil. It should be a little crispy. This will give the stew incredible flavor.
  • Add the chicken legs and saute for 8 minutes. Turn once after 4 minutes so they get a good browning on each side.
  • Add the flour, salt, and pepper together. Sprinkle the mixture over chicken and stir well, cooking for about 1 minute.
  • Add wine and water and stir well.
  • Add the potatoes, mushrooms, pearl onions, carrots, and garlic.
  • Make a small bundle of a few pieces of fresh thyme, wrapping one piece around the bundle. Add it to the stew and gently stir so thyme is submerged. 
  • Bring stew to a full boil. Reduce heat to low and cover, cooking for 45 minutes. 
  • When you are ready to serve the stew, add the peas and cook for 2 minutes if using frozen peas or a couple of minutes longer if they are fresh. I used fresh this time.
  • You can place the chicken stew on a large platter or serve it in individual bowls as I did.
  • Sprinkle with parsley just before serving.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 866mg | Potassium: 865mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 8565IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 3mg