Oven-Braised Chicken Stew


With the convenience of boneless, skinless chicken thighs, you can have your dinner cooked in right about an hour, start to finish! Starting on the stovetop and moving to the oven allows double-duty for the oven, so you can bake bread for dinner at the same time.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
8 servings


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 2 cups chopped onions

  • 3 cups chopped carrots

  • 1 ½ cups chopped celery

  • 1 (16 ounce) package fresh mushrooms, quartered

  • 3 cups trimmed and chopped fresh green beans

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • ¾ cup dry white wine

  • 3 cups chicken broth, or as needed

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, or to taste

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons water, or as needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Cut each chicken thigh into 5 or 6 pieces. Lightly season with salt and pepper.

  3. Heat oil and butter in a 6-quart, oven-safe Dutch oven over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned but not cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Remove chicken from the pot with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  4. Add onions to the hot pot; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add carrots and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 more minute. Add mushrooms and cook for 1 minute. Add green beans and garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Season lightly with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Pour wine into the pot and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add chicken and any accumulated juices back to the pot. Pour in just enough chicken broth to barely cover everything in the pot. Sample broth and adjust seasonings, if necessary. Add rosemary sprigs, pressing them below the surface of the liquid.

  6. Cover and place in the center of the preheated oven. Bake until vegetables are tender and chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove rosemary sprigs.

  7. Place cornstarch in a small bowl and add just enough water to create a thin paste. Stir until all lumps are dissolved and slowly add to the stew, stirring constantly.

  8. Place stew on the stove and heat over medium heat. Cook and stir until gravy has thickened and desired consistency has been achieved, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

If you prefer not to use the oven, you can simmer on the stovetop for 45 minutes.

Additional cornstarch and water paste may be added if you prefer a thicker gravy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

310 Calories
15g Fat
18g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 310
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 551mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 15mg 76%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 693mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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