Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

10 Bowls356 cals

Looking for your next quick bodybuilding dinner recipe? Our Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Stew recipe is here to help! This high protein chicken meal prep is packed with great macros, easy to make, and absolutely delicious.

You’re going to start this recipe by taking out your slow cooker. If you don’t have a slow cooker, here’s a link the one we’ve been using for over a decade and recommend.

Take out 4 pounds of chicken breast, trim the fat off of them, and cut them into 1” pieces. Keep in mind that cutting them bigger or smaller will likely change your cooking time.

Add in 1 chopped up 1 red onion, 1 can of 98% fat free cream of mushroom, 1/2 teaspoon of lemon pepper, 1 1/2 teaspoons of minced garlic, 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning, 6 ounces of mushrooms (optionally chopped), 2 large chopped up washed sweet potatoes, 2 large chopped up washed russet potatoes, 12 ounces of chopped carrots, 2 cups of water, and 1 packet of an onion gravy mix.

I like to keep the skin on my potatoes. Why? It helps add even more fiber to this recipe!

You should now mix all of your healthy slow cooker chicken stew ingredients together. If there doesn’t appear to be enough liquid to submerge everything, add a bit more water until submerged.

Put your cover on and turn your slow cooker on high heat for 4-5 hours.

Diet tip? Lower the sodium in the recipe by using a reduced sodium onion gravy mix!

Ready for dessert? How about a Protein Cheesecake?

Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Stew Recipe

Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

Meal prep your new favorite stew right in your slow cooker with this Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Stew recipe! Easy to make and high protein.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken stew, crockpot, healthy, meal prep, slow cooker
Servings: 10 Bowls
Calories: 356kcal
Cost: $12.50

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  • 4 Pounds Chicken Breast - 64 Ounces
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Can Cream of Mushroom - 10.75 Ounces 98% Fat Free
  • ½ Teaspoon Lemon Pepper
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Minced Garlic - or 3 Cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 6 Ounces Mushrooms
  • 2 Large Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 Large Russet Potatoes
  • 12 Ounces Carrots
  • 16 Ounces Water
  • 1 Packet Onion Gravy Mix


  • Chop up your Red Onion, Sweet Potatoes, Russet Potatoes, Carrots, and Mushrooms
  • Cut your Chicken Breast into small pieces (around 1”)
  • Add all of your ingredients into your slow cooker
  • Mix everything together
  • Cook on high for 4-5 hours



Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 3561
  • Fat: 33g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 4039mg
  • Carbs: 360g
  • Fiber: 52g
  • Sugar: 86g
  • Protein: 456g
Calories per Bowl (if you make 10):
  • Calories: 356
  • Fat: 3.3g
  • Saturated Fat: .1g
  • Sodium: 403.9mg
  • Carbs: 36g
  • Fiber: 5.2g
  • Sugar: 8.6g
  • Protein: 45.6g


Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 45.6g | Fat: 3.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 403.9mg | Fiber: 5.2g | Sugar: 8.6g


  1. Erich on April 26, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    5 stars
    Awesome recipe that’s become a staple at least once a month..usually more. My crockpot must be smaller as I can only fit 2 to 3 lb of chicken and a bit less potato but the rest is basically identical. Healthy and tasty and plenty of leftovers 👍

  2. Ryan on September 27, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    Also chicken quinoa recipe is our other house favorite

  3. Ryan on September 27, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    5 stars
    Mixed everything in a giant commercial bag last time. This round a giant mixing bowl then dumped it into the crockpot. Awesome recipe thanks!

    • Derek Howes on October 1, 2020 at 5:23 pm

      Love it Ryan! Glad you liked it and thank you for the comments.

  4. Kurt on April 8, 2016 at 12:00 am

    As simple as this is, it may be my favorite of your chicken slow cooker recipes. I believe i have tried them all now, and have come to one conclusion. I need a MUCH BIGGER crockpot. Thanks for another fantastic recipe.

  5. Brian on April 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

    hahaha…”I really don’t want to talk, and just keep eating it” Cracked me up!

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