This simple, comforting Winter Chicken & Rice Stew is the perfect recipe for batch-cooking, enjoying for lunch, or an easy weeknight dinner.
I’ve expressed many times my love for soups and stews. They’re a go-to during the winter because they’re not only warm and comforting, but if you just throw a few ingredients into a pot or slow-cooker, they are as easy as can be to make.
I love playing around with different ingredients and flavour combinations and I definitely have a few favourite stew recipes up my sleeve, but my newest fave is this comforting Winter Chicken & Rice Stew, made with only a small handful of wholesome ingredients. This one need not take any more than an hour or so to cook. The perfect weeknight meal or weekend dinner that makes a great leftover lunch.
How to Make Winter Chicken & Rice Stew
To make this stew, you’ll need:
- chicken breast
- green beans
- basil and parsley
I like to keep the steps for this recipe simple. Toss everything into a pot, and let simmer for about 40-45 minutes. Once it’s cooked and rice has absorbed a lot of the water, shred the chicken apart with two forks and stir.
Winter Chicken & Rice Stew
A simple, comforting stew with hearty vegetables and chicken.
- 2 chicken breasts
- 2 large carrots, diced
- 3-4 large kale leaves, loosely chopped
- 1.5 cups green beans, ends trimmed
- 1/3 cup rice
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp dried basil
- 2 tbsp dried parsley
- 3 cups water or just enough to cover all ingredients in pot
- salt and pepper to taste
Chop up all veggies and add all ingredients into pot.
Bring to boil and then reduce to simmer (medium-low), allowing to cook for about 45 minutes.
Once cooked and rice has absorbed water to thicken into a stew, shred apart chicken breast and stir.
Serve with cracked black pepper on top!
Want some more soup recipes? Check these ones out:
- Garden Vegetable & Lentil Soup
- Potato Leek & Chickpea Soup
- Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup
- Rosemary Rutabaga Beef Stew
I hope you enjoy this simple stew as much as I do! What are you favourite soup or stew ingredients this time of year?