Today I chose to present you another dish that reminds me of my childhood, because it was often cooked by my grandmother.

I am talking about the Chicken Mushroom Stew, which I will cook using the Crockpot Express Multicooker, following the same steps that my grandmother did when she used to cook traditionally, in a large pot.

If you want to try other main course recipes based on meat with sauce, I recommend checking out this amazing Romanian Peas and Chicken Stew or 20 min Easy chicken and Vegetables Stew.

For those who want to cook an extremely tasty and creamy vegetarian stew, I recommend you to try another dish that reminds me of my childhood, namely Potatoes Stew Recipe.

Choosing the right ingredients

This stew is a versatile dish, so you can play with the list of ingredients according to your preferences or needs. I chose to use chicken breast, because it is very easy to use and cook, and in stew recipes I think it fits perfectly. In addition, both chicken meat and mushrooms are ingredients that get a soft texture after cooking. Here are some tips for choosing the right ingredients for this healthy chicken mushroom stew:

  1. If you prefer, you can replace the chicken breast with chicken leg, or you can even use pork, beef or turkey;
  2. As for mushrooms, I usually choose champignons because they have a soft texture and a not very prominent taste. So, for kids friendly recipes, these mushrooms seem ideal to me;
  3. The rest of the vegetables you will use to make a creamy chicken and mushroom stew can be different. I went for the simple version, using only onion and garlic, for taste. If you wish, however, you can add more vegetables, such as red pepper, zucchini or game, to obtain a more complex stew;
  4. I used the common spices, namely salt, black pepper and sweet paprika, but feel free to use your cooking skills to combine several spices, if you wish to do that;
  5. For the final step of this recipe, which represents adding sour cream to achieve a creamy chicken and mushroom stew, I highly recommend you to use a fatty cream, with at least 20% fat.

Old-fashioned Crockpot Chicken and Mushroom Stew Recipe

I made this creamy chicken and mushroom stew using the Crockpot Express Multicooker, but feel free to cook the old styled way using a pot, or with the help of a slow cooker. The final result will be absolutely delicious, no matter how you choose to cook it.

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Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Mushroom Stew – Healthy 8 ingredients granny-style dinner

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I am talking about the Chicken Mushroom Stew Recipe, which I will cook using the Crockpot Express Multicooker, following the same steps that my grandmother did when she used to cook traditionally, in a large pot.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine East-European
Servings 6 people
Calories 420 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Multicooker / Pot / Slow Cooker / Thermomix
  • 1 Food chopper / Knife
  • 1 Bowl
  • 1 Fork

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 pcs Boneless chicken breast
  • 7-8 pcs Champignon mushrooms
  • 4-5 pcs Garlic cloves
  • 1 pc Onion
  • 1 tbsp Flour / Cornstarch
  • 300 gr Sour cream (at least 20% fat)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Sweet paprika

Instructions
 

  • First, you need to cut the chicken breast / boneless chicken leg into pieces and season it with vegetable oil, salt and black pepper;
    chicken pieces ingredient
  • Now, heat the multicooker by selecting the BROWN / SAUTEE program for 15 minutes; If you cook in a pot, simply heat the pot on the stove;
  • Once the pot is heated, add some vegetable oil (1-2 tbsp) and then add the seasoned chicken pieces; Add salt, black pepper and sweet paprika;
  • Stir-fry the chicken for 10 minutes or until it becomes golden brown;
  • Meanwhile, peel and rinse the onions and the garlic cloves;
  • Using a food chopper or a knife, chop the onions and the garlic cloves;
  • Once the chicken is cooked on the surface, remove it from the pot and place it into a bowl;
  • Now, for the remaining 5 minutes, stir-fry the onions and the garlic cloves;
  • Meanwhile, rinse the mushrooms and remove their skin. IMPORTANT: It is not necessary to peel the mushrooms and remove their leg, but I like to use them without skin or leg.
    mushrooms for chicken stew
  • Now, using a knife, cut the champignon mushrooms into pieces;
  • Once the program is over, add the chicken pieces, then place the mushrooms into the pot;
  • Mix well all the ingredients in the pot;
  • Add the sour cream and cook the stew using POULTRY program for 35 minutes;

IMPORTANT: You might think that the sour cream doesn’t assure the right amount of liquid for the stew, but during the cooking process, the mushrooms will eliminate a lot of water, so this should be enough.

  • When the program has finished, slowly open the pressure valve and release the pressure from the pot;
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  • Now, using a bowl, mix 1 tbsp flour or cornstarch with 3-4 tbsp water to get a homogeneous mixture;
  • Slowly pour this mixture in the pot and incorporate it into the slow, using a spatula;
  • Place the lid on top of the multicooker and leave it to rest at least 10 minutes before serving it; The mixture will properly cook during this time in the hot stew.
  • Serve the stew warm with a salad or a side dish, as you prefer.

Nutrition

Serving: 200gCalories: 420kcal
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Variations of the Chicken and Mushroom Stew

So, if we return to what I mentioned from the beginning of this article, namely the fact that Chicken mushroom stew is a versatile dish, using different ingredients, you can obtain different variations of this main dish.

  • So, if you are not a fan of fatty cream dishes, you can replace the cream with tomato juice. Thus, you will get a stew similar to this amazing Turkey Stew, except that you replace potatoes with mushrooms for your dish;
  • If, however, you want to use another type of meat, you can easily get a Turkey Stew, Beef Stew or Pork Stew, without effort;
  • If you are a spicy food lover, then use your favorite spices and you can get Spicy Stew, without having to change the list of ingredients.

Simple, right?

The secret for a Creamy Chicken Mushroom Stew

cornstarch chicken stew

Although I have tried to obtain a creamy stew over time using various methods, whether we are talking about a culinary dish with sauce cooked normally, in the pot, or using a kitchen device, such as a slow cooker or a multicooker, you need a secret ingredient to thicken the sauce.

So, after adding all the vegetables and spices you want, in addition to the meat and the liquid in which the stew is cooked, regardless of whether we are talking about vegetable soup, cream, tomato juice or plain water, at the end of the cooking process the sauce must be bound with flour or cornstarch.

What this means? Well, it’s very simple.

Practically, in the last 5 minutes of the cooking process, we will mix 1 tablespoon of flour or cornstarch with a few tablespoons of liquid. Then, gradually add this mixture to the stew and mix well. Let this mixture be incorporated into our chicken mushroom stew and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.

If you cooked the chicken and mushroom stew in a slow cooker, then lift the lid, insert this mixture, mix well and extend the cooking for another 10-15 minutes, also using the slow cooking function.

If you cooked the chicken and mushroom stew in the multicooker, using a preset program under pressure, then pour this mixture for the hot stew and mix well. Place the lid of the multicooker over the cooking pot and let this mixture cook in the dish that is very hot inside the device for another 10 minutes before serving it.

Cooking Methods

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As I already said, this healthy and creamy chicken and mushroom stew can be cooked traditionally, as my grandmother used to do 20 years ago, in a large pot, or you can use various kitchen devices, such as:

  1. Slow Cooker: this way you have the possibility to introduce all the ingredients from the beginning of the cooking process and there is no need to supervise the appliance while it is cooking. Your intervention necessary only in the last few minutes of cooking, to thicken the sauce. The advantage of this cooking method is that no nutrients are lost, the device is cooking all the ingredients slowly, in a hermetically sealed pot, thus obtaining an extremely healthy and tasty meal;
  2. Multicooker: using such a device with preset programs for various types of meals, you practically have the freedom to carry out other household chores while the device is cooking. As in the case of the Slow cooker, there is no need for your intervention during the cooking process. However, using programs under pressure, it is necessary to release the pressure from the pot at the end of the cooking process. This method is the fastest, because the food is cooked at high temperatures.
  3. Thermomix: the owners of this wonderful kitchen device also have the opportunity to cook various types of stews, using the preset programs of the device, or following their own recipe, which they adapt to the characteristics of this wonderful cooking gadget.

So, feel free to cook this easy and delicious Chicken and mushroom stew however fits you best.

Make-Ahead and Freezing Tips

This chicken mushroom crockpot meal, like any other stew, can be frozen.

So, whether you cooked too much and want to preserve part of the chicken mushroom stew for another occasion, or you simply want to freeze several portions, to make your work easier when you’re on the run and it’s hard for you to you make a stew from scratch, this dish can be made ahead and frozen without problems.

I recommend that you portion the stew in empty bags or casseroles that meet the needs of your family, so that you don’t have to reheat the dish many times.

Ideally, we should always reheat the amount of food we eat at a meal, because reheating a dish several times can spoil the entire dish.

Serving and Presentation

This creamy chicken and mushroom stew can be served as such, accompanied by a roasted pepper salad or another type of salty salad.

But, at the same time, there are various types of side dishes that can successfully accompany this healthy warm meal, such as:

Potatoes side dish: whether we are talking about some baked potatoes or a creamy mashed potato, I think that any potato side dish goes perfectly with this creamy chicken and mushroom stew. If you love potatoes, try these amazing Potatoes Au Gratin recipe;

Polenta: in Romania, many stews or other types of dishes with sauce are served next to a hot polenta. It is an easy preparation made of corn flour and water and extremely tasty and filling;

Veggies: once again, based on your preferences and needs, you can confidently go for a side dish based on sauteed vegetables or you can even try some elegant and healthy veggies-based side dishes, such as broccoli medallions, like I did;

Rice: An extremely simple, nutritious and tasty option for a quick side dish is rice. It can be boiled or steamed, with or without other ingredients in its composition, thus obtaining extremely simple and quick chicken and mushroom stew with rice.

Health Benefits of Chicken and Mushrooms Stew

Savoring a bowl of this chicken and mushroom stew is not just a treat for the taste buds; it’s a nourishing experience for the body.

This warm dish combines the lean protein of chicken breast, the earthy goodness of champignon mushrooms, and the aromatic flavors of onions and garlic, all brought together with a dollop of rich fat sour cream. But let’s analyze the main benefits of these ingredients:

  • Chicken breast, the star of the dish, provides high-quality protein essential for muscle repair and maintenance, making it a great choice for those looking to support their physical health.
  • Champignon mushrooms, packed with selenium and B vitamins, contribute to immune system health and energy production.
  • Onions and garlic, with their potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, offer a protective effect against various diseases while enhancing the dish’s flavor profile.
  • The addition of fat sour cream not only lends a creamy texture but also introduces a source of calcium and probiotics, promoting bone health and digestive wellness.

Together, these ingredients create a stew that’s not just comforting and delicious but also packed with nutritional benefits, making Chicken and Mushroom Stew a wholesome addition to any meal plan.

Conclusion

I hope you will try this healthy and creamy chicken and mushroom stew that I cooked using the Crockpot Express Multicooker. Don’t hesitate to cook it even if you don’t have this kitchen device. Simply use a large pot and following the steps from this recipe, you will achieve a delicious and nourishing chicken and mushroom stew.

Please tell me your opinion about this healthy stew. Remember that you can always share your thoughts, reviews or suggestions in the comments section. Until the next easy and delicious homemade recipe here on easeyourcooking.com, I wish you all a great time spent with your loved ones. Bye 😊

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How to make chicken and mushroom stew?

By simply cooking chicken with mushrooms into a pot / slow cooker/ multicooker and adding some onions, garlic cloves and sour cream, you will be able to achieve a delicious and creamy chicken mushroom stew. Use the seasoning that you enjoy the most.

How to make mushroom stew?

Use the steps required for a creamy chicken mushroom stew, but don’t use meat. This way you will cook an amazing vegetarian mushroom stew with common and simple ingredients in no time.

How to cook a creamy stew?

In my opinion, a creamy stew requires following one important final step, which is to create a mixture made of flour / cornstarch with a little water and add this to the stew, in the last minutes of cooking. Also, by using a fat sour cream you will also add creaminess to your stew.

How to thicken the sauce for the stew?

The easiest way to thicken the sauce for the stew is by following one important final step, which is to create a mixture made of flour / cornstarch with a little water and add this to the stew, in the last minutes of cooking.

Is chicken mushroom stew healthy?

Chicken mushroom stew is extremely heathy because of the nutritional benefits that its main ingredients offer as. I would like to highlight that chicken provides high-quality protein essential for muscle repair and maintenance, making it a great choice for those looking to support their physical health and mushrooms contribute to immune system health and energy production.

Is chicken mushroom stew kids friendly?

Chicken mushroom stew is a kids friendly meal because it offers a lot of important nutrients necessary to kids’ development. Also, it is not a fatty meal and it does not contain ingredients that could be harmful for kids.

Can you freeze chicken mushroom stew?

Like any other stew, this chicken mushroom stew can be frozen into containers and sealed plastic bags and used later, whenever you need it. Simply defrost and reheat the necessary amount of chicken and mushroom stew for your family when you are in a hurry.

How long can your store chicken mushroom stew in the fridge?

Taking into account that the chicken and mushroom stew contains meat and sour cream in its composition, I recommend to store this dish in the refrigerator up to 1 week. When you want to serve a portion, simply reheat the amount that you are going to eat at one meal. Reheating the dish for several times will definitely spoil the stew.