The end of Autumn signifies that the season of hearty stews is upon us! A soul-warming chicken and carrot stew is hard to beat any time of year, but is especially necessary when the time comes to calm our nerves and warm our bellies at the end of a long week. This simple slow cooker stew is brought to a new level with the simple combination of garlic powder, thyme, and cayenne.
The sweetness of carrots makes them the perfect accompaniment to tenderly stewed chicken, while white button mushrooms effortlessly soak up the flavors of the stew over the 4-hour-long cooking process. Serve this delightful dish with a simple side of crusty sourdough bread and enjoy!
Pro tip: This recipe has room for vegetable substitution or additions. Other root vegetables work beautifully in this dish. Try parsnips, Yukon gold potatoes rutabaga and celery root for an added earthiness to the stew!
Note: All slow cookers are a little bit different in temperature and calibration. This recipe was tested in Cooktop Cove's Test Kitchen using this slow cooker, which is available for purchase here.
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