Slow Cooker Irish Stew with Chicken

A twist on the popular Irish stew, with chicken. A perfect rustic comfort food during the chilly months of the year. Serve over mashed potatoes, rice, or with fresh crusty bread and butter.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 ½ teaspoons paprika, divided

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 (5 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into chunks

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 (8 ounce) package sliced portobello mushrooms

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 5 medium potatoes, quartered

  • 5 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 3 cloves garlic, whole

  • 1 (16 ounce) can lager beer

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth

  • 4 ounces tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 3 tablespoons cold water


  1. Mix flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika, salt, and pepper together in a medium bowl. Coat chicken with the flour mixture, reserving 1 tablespoon for cooking.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken in the hot oil, turning frequently, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle reserved 1 tablespoon flour mixture over chicken; add mushrooms and onion. Turn heat to medium and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Drain excess oil if needed.

  3. Transfer chicken mixture to the bottom of a slow cooker. Add potatoes, carrots, celery, garlic, beer, and Worcestershire.

  4. Mix chicken broth and tomato paste together in a small bowl and pour into the slow cooker. Sprinkle poultry seasoning and remaining paprika over top.

  5. Cover and cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center and vegetables are softened and flavors have blended, on Low, 7 to 8 hours, or High, about 4 hours. To thicken, combine cornstarch and cold water, mix thoroughly, and stir into the stew 1 hour before serving. Add more salt and pepper as needed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

409 Calories
7g Fat
60g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 409
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 564mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 45mg 227%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 1552mg 33%

* 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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