Rating: 3.44 stars
61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 8

The slow cooker allows the vegetables and chicken to all meld the flavors together and have a thick, creamy texture to the liquid. It takes a while but is well worth the wait.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
6 hrs
total:
6 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl stir together evaporated milk and flour until smooth. Place chicken, mushrooms, potatoes, onions, carrots and peas in slow cooker. Pour in milk mixture and broth. Season with salt, pepper, marjoram and rosemary. Cook on low 6 hours. Stir in parsley just before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

562 calories; protein 43.5g; carbohydrates 65.2g; fat 14.3g; cholesterol 106.5mg; sodium 834.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (45)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2007
I don't know how many stars to leave, because I admit I really changed this recipe, but I had to in order for it to work. One unwritten rule of crockpot cooking is: don't leave dairy products (namely milk or cheese) in the crockpot for extended periods of time. It will separate and just not work. So here's what I did. I put the chicken (used one large boneless chicken breast) in the crockpot with 3 cups of broth and all of the veggies except peas (omitted mushrooms). 3 cups of broth worked well- I don't see how it could have worked with 1. About an hour and half before we ate, I shredded the chicken and added the frozen peas (2 cups, not thawed). Then 30-45 minutes before we ate, I mixed one can (forget "one cup") of 2% evaporated milk with the flour in a large liquid measuring cup. Added that in and turned the slow cooker to high. Cooked until thick enough. Served with Butter Cresents from this site- yummy, good, comforting and filling! With my changes it's a 5, but as written, I'd say 3.... so I guess I'll give it a 4. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/10/2004
Be Forewarned!! I made this stew for a big holiday party and the milk separated!! I had to literally take the entire stew and rinse it by handfuls to clean it and then threw together a quick broth mix for it. (Luckily everyone loved the broth mix so they never knew). The recipe was fabulous other than that - I would definitely use it again just not with the milk. Read More
(32)
61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2007
I don't know how many stars to leave, because I admit I really changed this recipe, but I had to in order for it to work. One unwritten rule of crockpot cooking is: don't leave dairy products (namely milk or cheese) in the crockpot for extended periods of time. It will separate and just not work. So here's what I did. I put the chicken (used one large boneless chicken breast) in the crockpot with 3 cups of broth and all of the veggies except peas (omitted mushrooms). 3 cups of broth worked well- I don't see how it could have worked with 1. About an hour and half before we ate, I shredded the chicken and added the frozen peas (2 cups, not thawed). Then 30-45 minutes before we ate, I mixed one can (forget "one cup") of 2% evaporated milk with the flour in a large liquid measuring cup. Added that in and turned the slow cooker to high. Cooked until thick enough. Served with Butter Cresents from this site- yummy, good, comforting and filling! With my changes it's a 5, but as written, I'd say 3.... so I guess I'll give it a 4. Read More
(192)
Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2008
I followed a lot of What a Dish!'s recipe variation: I used three smallish boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 cups of chicken broth 2 cups of veg broth around tsp rosemary several grounds of pepper 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 of a large onion (chopped). I let this all cook on high for 2 hours then I chopped the chicken breasts into bite-size pieces. I added 6 oz of mushrooms (sliced in half) and let cook for 2 hours on low. I added 3 potatoes (cubed) and 12 baby carrots. I let it cook another two hours then I added a cup of frozen peas and let it cook another half hour. I mixed around cup flour with a 12-oz can of evaporated milk and mixed around 3/4 of this into the stew and let it cook around 45 minutes longer. I was very good with homemade biscuits! I agree that you should NEVER add dairy in the beginning of slow cooking. I have found though that if you have something start to separate in the pot you can stir in some sour cream to help bring it back together. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/09/2004
Be Forewarned!! I made this stew for a big holiday party and the milk separated!! I had to literally take the entire stew and rinse it by handfuls to clean it and then threw together a quick broth mix for it. (Luckily everyone loved the broth mix so they never knew). The recipe was fabulous other than that - I would definitely use it again just not with the milk. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2004
My family loved this stew. Very tasty! It was a spur of the moment dinner idea so I did it on the stovetop instead of slow cooker. This caused the liquid to separate. I fixed that at the end by adding a little cornstarch. So if you make this recipe on top of the stove omit the flour until the end. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2003
Coming from a southern cook this recipe fit the mold! Very creamy and hearty. I added a bit more seasoning that it called for and also thickened the sauce by adding more flour. Very good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2004
Good recipe but DO NOT use frozen vegetables.. they got really mushy. was great over rice Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/19/2005
This stew did not turn out at all. The evaporated milk separated and the flavour is lacking. I would not recommend this to anyone. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2003
This recipe is worth making simply for the easy preparation but it also tastes pretty good too. A great way to use up those limp veges from the refrigerator. (I just threw in whatever veges I could find.) The pearl onions were a bit much in my opinion next time I willl just add chopped onions. Read More
(14)
Rating: 2 stars
01/01/2004
Way too many onions. I will make it again with 1/2 cup of chopped sweet onions and cook on HIGH for 6 hrs. not low. Read More
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