This delicious chicken and mushroom stew is easy to make, flexible, and with layers of flavor it has a real comfort food richness but with a little zing! We do not add salt to this dish. We find it gets enough from the chicken stock and the soups and adding extra can overdo it. It can always be added to taste when you serve. We like it on brown rice or noodles but baked or mashed potato works well too.

Al G
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Mix flour, basil, thyme, sage, and black pepper in a large resealable bag; add chicken, seal bag, and shake until chicken is evenly coated.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and bell pepper until slightly tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Add chorizo sausage and garlic; cook and stir until sausage is cooked, about 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a slow cooker and top with mushrooms.

  • Cook and stir coated chicken (including all the flour) in the same skillet, adding more oil if needed, until chicken is browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer chicken to the slow cooker.

  • Pour chicken stock into the same skillet, and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon. Pour all the liquid and brown bits into slow cooker.

  • Mix cream of mushroom soup, cream of celery soup, sour cream, Cajun seasoning, and cayenne pepper in a bowl; spoon into slow cooker.

  • Cook on High for 2 hours; reduce setting to Low and cook for 4 more hours.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

554 calories; 37.3 g total fat; 115 mg cholesterol; 1577 mg sodium. 23.7 g carbohydrates; 31 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2013
The chorizo adds some zing to an otherwise bland dish. Very yummy over brown rice. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/22/2018
It took way more than 30 minutes to prep this dish; and it came out with a layer of fat over it and no taste. The only taste it had was spicy - could not taste anything else. Wasted chicken had to throw this out. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2013
The chorizo adds some zing to an otherwise bland dish. Very yummy over brown rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2013
The chorizo adds some zing to an otherwise bland dish. Very yummy over brown rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2016
We totally loved this recipe and would make it again when I have all the ingredients. I did everything as described with the exception of being out of basil so I substituted rosemary. The result is very much stew and very meaty and rich. The chicken falls off the bones at that point. It is easy to fish out the extra bones and pieces of skin while in the pot and before serving. We had it with medium shell pasta noodles. And yes it is just as good the next day. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2016
Loved the flavors easy to make... will try it again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2014
Topped with homemade croutons and used baby portabellos. Turned out spectacular! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2018
My family liked this recipe. but I don t like chorizo so I substituted andouille sausage and instead of cayenne I used chipotle powder. I also cut the chipotle powder in half to ease the heat a little. I also substituted nonfat Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream to lighten it up a little without affecting the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2015
Wow perfectly spiced heat. Love this over rice. Leftovers reheated the next day were even better. Recommend without hesitation and no modification. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/16/2015
I was disappointed because I was expecting chicken stew. Too spicy and missing something. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2016
I used the mild Chorizo sausage to tone down the heat and it was still quite spicy. My husband loved it! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/25/2016
When finished it had an inch of grease on top was colorless and flavorless. I cannot recommend at all. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/22/2018
It took way more than 30 minutes to prep this dish; and it came out with a layer of fat over it and no taste. The only taste it had was spicy - could not taste anything else. Wasted chicken had to throw this out. Read More