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Easy Keto Crockpot Chicken Stew Recipe

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I'm obsessed with finding delicious and easy keto crockpot chicken stew recipes. Winter is here, and the slow cooker is a total lifesaver. If you're looking for a satisfying and cozy keto-friendly meal, this one is going to be your new favorite.

Can I make a keto stew in the crockpot? 

Absolutely! Crockpots are fantastic for low carb and keto stews. The low, slow cooking allows the flavors to infuse beautifully, leaving you with a comforting and hearty meal.

A bowl of creamy chicken stew with chopped kale, garnished with parsley.

Keto Creamy Crockpot Chicken Stew

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This keto crockpot chicken stew is packed with veggies, tender chicken, and a creamy broth. It's incredibly simple to make and perfect for meal prep or a busy night. Tender chicken thighs, loads of fresh veggies, a savory ranch-infused broth, and a luxurious, creamy finish make this an irresistible winter warmer that won't compromise your keto goals.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 hours

Servings: 6

Net Carbs: 3 net carbs per serving

Ingredients for cooking a crockpot chicken recipe arranged on a table, including chopped chicken, vegetables, broth, and spices in various bowls.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ C. celery, chopped
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • ⅓ C. matchstick carrots
  • 3 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. ranch seasoning
  • 2 C. chicken broth
  • 3 C. kale, cut into pieces
  • 1 C. heavy whipping cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken pieces until browned, then transfer to the crockpot.
  2. Add the celery, onion, carrots, garlic, ranch seasoning, chicken broth, and salt and pepper to the crockpot with the chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat for 4 hours.
  4. Remove the lid, add the heavy whipping cream and kale, and stir.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour, or until the kale is tender.

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Tips

  • Spice it up: Add a dash of your favorite hot sauce or a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for a flavor boost. For a smoky touch, try a pinch of chipotle powder.
  • Creamy variations: Swap the heavy cream for full-fat coconut milk for a dairy-free option. For even more richness, add a softened block of cream cheese during the last 30 minutes of cooking. If you tolerate dairy well, a dollop of full-fat sour cream at the end adds delicious tanginess.
  • Flavor boosts: Don't be afraid to experiment! A sprinkle of garlic powder, onion powder, or a dash of Italian seasoning can subtly change the flavor profile. Add a handful of chopped green onions for a fresh, bright note.
  • Veggie additions: This stew is very versatile. Feel free to add low-carb vegetables like diced green beans, broccoli florets, or a cup of cauliflower rice for a heartier stew.
  • Keto crack chicken vibes: For a fun twist, try adding a few tablespoons of your favorite keto crack chicken recipe mix alongside the ranch seasoning.
  • Meal prep master: This keto crockpot chicken stew is fantastic for meal prep and freezer meals. Double the recipe and freeze leftovers in individual containers for easy lunches or busy weeknight dinners.
  • Serving suggestions: This stew is delicious on its own, but you can also serve it over cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, or with a side of keto-friendly bread.
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FAQs

  • Can I use a different type of chicken? Absolutely! While chicken thighs are the best for their tenderness in slow cooker recipes, you can use skinless chicken breasts. Just reduce the cooking time slightly (check after 3 hours on low) to prevent them from drying out.
  • How long does this keto chicken stew keep? Stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, this low-carb stew will keep for 3-4 days. It's even better the next day as the flavors have more time to meld!
  • Can I freeze this keto chicken stew? Yes! This stew is a fantastic freezer meal. Cool it completely, then store it in a freezer bag or airtight container for up to 3 months. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  • Can I adapt this for the pressure cooker? Yes, you can easily convert this to an Instant Pot or pressure cooker recipe. Sear the chicken, then add the rest of the ingredients (except the heavy cream and kale). Cook on high pressure according to your device's instructions for chicken, then stir in the cream and kale at the end.
  • How many net carbs are in this stew? The net carb count will depend on the specific brands of ingredients you use. To get a precise idea, use a nutrition calculator app or website to input your ingredients and serving size for accurate nutritional information.
  • Can I make this stew even creamier? Definitely! For extra richness, add a softened block of cream cheese during the last 30 minutes of cooking. If you'd like it thicker, a small amount of xanthan gum can help, but it's optional.
  • Does this recipe work for the whole family? While this is designed as a keto chicken stew, it's delicious and adaptable for everyone. Those not following a keto diet can enjoy theirs with their favorite sides like rice, pasta, or potatoes.
  • Can I make this keto chicken stew without kale? Absolutely! Spinach, collard greens, or any hearty green will work well.
  • Is there a way to make this stew vegetarian/vegan? Yes! Substitute the chicken for firm tofu or a plant-based chicken alternative. Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
  • How can I use leftover keto chicken stew? It makes a delicious filling for lettuce wraps, a hearty topping for salads, or can even be used to make a quick keto-friendly pot pie.
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This keto creamy crockpot chicken stew is the ultimate in easy, comforting, and satisfying low-carb meals. The slow cooker does all the work, infusing the stew with rich flavors that only get better with time. If you're looking for a soul-warming winter dish that won't derail your keto goals, this recipe is a must-try!

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Yield: 6 Servings

Keto Creamy Crockpot Chicken Stew

A bowl of creamy chicken stew with chopped kale, garnished with parsley.

Tender chicken, creamy broth, and hearty veggies come together in this easy keto crockpot chicken stew. Perfect for cozy nights and effortless meal prep! 3 net carbs per serving!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. Boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • ½ C. Celery chopped
  • ½ Onion chopped
  • ⅓ C. Matchstick carrots
  • 3 tsp. Minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. Ranch seasoning
  • 2 C. Chicken broth
  • 3 C. Kale cut into pieces
  • 1 C. Heavy whipping cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

    Add the olive oil to a skillet over medium high heat.
    Sear the chicken pieces, and then pour into the Crockpot.
    Place the celery, onion, carrots, garlic, ranch seasoning, chicken broth and salt and pepper to taste into the crockpot with the chicken.
    Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
    Remove the lid, and add in the heavy whipping cream and kale. Stir to combine.
    Cover, and cook on high for 1 hour.

Notes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Servings: 6
Net Carbs: 3 net carbs per serving

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 467Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 231mgSodium: 946mgCarbohydrates: 9gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 41g

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Here are other keto recipes and slow cooker chicken recipes that you might want to try next time if you love comfort food.

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