Rating: 3.73 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

This is a great healthy, hearty dish for a cold night. It's particularly good served with homemade biscuits! If you prefer, put ingredients in a casserole and bake in the oven at 350 degrees F.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
2 hrs 30 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
10 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Into a large stock pot over medium heat, place chicken, mushrooms, and onions. Mix in tomatoes, carrots, and celery. Then stir in beans, garlic, rosemary, and enough water to not quite cover. Bring to a low simmer, and cook until chicken is soft, about 2 to 3 hours. Season with salt and pepper to taste. To thicken, stir in cornstarch, if necessary.

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Nutrition Facts

365 calories; protein 34.7g; carbohydrates 42.3g; fat 6.6g; cholesterol 57.1mg; sodium 215.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2006
VERY good! A friend and I exchange meals once a month and this was a hit with both our families. Even the kids liked it! I didn't use all the chicken it called for for a double batch I used about 3.5 pounds. Also I let it simmer most of the day. This recipe is very good! I served it with a balsamic vinegar green bean salad and garlic biscuts and topped meal off with some chocolate cookies! Yummy! Read More
(17)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/15/2006
Perhaps I was wanting something different but this was basically really thick chicken noodle soup sans noodles but with beans instead. I didn't think the beans went particularly well with this but if I used chicken stock instead of water and added more salt it would have been a delicious soup. My husband and children did not like this at all. Will not make this again! Read More
(8)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2006
VERY good! A friend and I exchange meals once a month and this was a hit with both our families. Even the kids liked it! I didn't use all the chicken it called for for a double batch I used about 3.5 pounds. Also I let it simmer most of the day. This recipe is very good! I served it with a balsamic vinegar green bean salad and garlic biscuts and topped meal off with some chocolate cookies! Yummy! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2010
This made for a delicious and hearty meal. I used canned beans as I wanted to make the recipe the same day. I had some chicken broth I needed to use so I added that with the water. I have rosemary growing in my kitchen so fresh for dried was a no-brainer. I served this with Rosemary Herb Bread (from this site). I'll definitely make this again! Read More
(9)
Rating: 1 stars
10/15/2006
Perhaps I was wanting something different but this was basically really thick chicken noodle soup sans noodles but with beans instead. I didn't think the beans went particularly well with this but if I used chicken stock instead of water and added more salt it would have been a delicious soup. My husband and children did not like this at all. Will not make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2006
This has a nice flavor. I didn't thicken it due to time constraints. I also forgot to soak the beans so I left them out. I'll bet some sort of pasta would be good in this but I didn't think of that until we were eating it. I put everything in the crockpot and cooked it for 6-7 hrs. on med-hi. Good recipe. Thanks Sahara836! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2013
A good winter stew. Used canned beans instead of dried to save time. Also crushed the rosemary and sauteed the vegetables in olive oil before adding the canned tomatoes. Next time I'll cook the chicken breasts whole and remove them as soon as they are done to avoid overcooking refrigerating and cubing chicken when cool. I'll simmer the stew longer to to meld the flavors and add the cut up chicken and drained beans at the end. Some minced fresh parsley would go well in this dish. Might be interesting to use ground chicken to create a consistency similar to chili. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2013
This worked well for us. I sautéed the onions in a little olive oil before adding the other ingredients. Caramelizes the onions and knocks down their punch a bit. I added a bit more rosemary as the tomatoes tended to over power the flavor all together which wasn't what I was going for. Overall a healthy dish packed with protein and other nutritional value. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/22/2021
I was hoping for a little more from this recipe, but I was a little disappointed. It looks like I'm the only one who made it exactly as written (both in terms of ingredients and cooking method). The beans were nowhere done after 2 hours, and still not done after 3. After 3:45, the beans were soft enough to eat, however they probably could have gone a bit longer. I don't understand the "cook until chicken is soft" part; I'm guessing this is an error and it should say "beans", not "chicken". I'm glad I halved the recipe, because this makes A LOT. So much so that a full recipe would not have fit into my large 6 quart pot. Expect a full recipe to make at least 12 large servings. The result was quite bland and I couldn’t even taste the rosemary. I ended up adding more rosemary and threw in some garlic salt for extra flavor, but it was still missing something. I would suggest anyone who tries this use broth instead of water. Lastly, to thicken, don't just "stir in cornstarch" - you will end up with clumps. You will need to make a slurry with equal parts of cornstarch and cool water and stir that into the stew, a little at a time. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2018
The kids loved it. Had to add some hot sauce to the adults servings just to give it a little kick. Put it over elbow macaroni and everyone loved it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2016
This is a great alternative to a beef stew. I did not have white beans so I cut up a sweet potato and used a can of Italian style stewed tomatoes and lots of fresh rosemary and veggie broth instead of water and cut the onions back to 1 small onion (that is all I had on hand) it was delicious my husband really liked it as well. I will definitely make this again! Read More