Quick Chicken Stew


This recipe is a family favorite for those busy evenings when you want comfort food, but don't have the time to simmer it all day. Serve over rice, pasta, or with mashed potatoes.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into bite-size pieces

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 medium onion, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced

  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with juice

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in chicken and cook about 1 minute. Mix in garlic and onion; cook until tender. Stir in carrot, zucchini, and red bell pepper. Pour in tomatoes with juice. Season with red pepper flakes, basil, and bay leaf, and continue cooking 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender and chicken juices run clear. Stir in the butter until melted, and season with salt and pepper just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

306 Calories
15g Fat
15g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 306
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 426mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 65mg 326%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 694mg 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.