One our our family’s favorite meals since I started eating Paleo 2 years ago is Paleo Chicken Stew. It’s the perfect comfort food! This is one of those recipes that “anything goes!”  I always add more vegetables, because I like a hearty stew…and I love veggies! You can add more or less of anything.  By the way, you will want to make plenty, because it is even better the 2nd day.


3 lbs chicken thighs, cut into pieces
1/4 cup almond or coconut flour
2 small onions, sliced
3 large carrots, sliced  (about 2 cups)
3 celery stalks, sliced (about 1 cup)
mushrooms, sliced (optional) I usually add 5-6 medium sized mushrooms
(1) 32 oz container of gluten-free organic chicken broth plus 1 can of chicken broth
1 can full-fat coconut milk
bag of frozen peas
salt and pepper to taste

1.  In a dutch oven, brown chicken pieces in coconut oil, bacon grease, or butter.   Once browned, remove chicken to a plate.

2.  Add onions. Cook until soft. Add 1/4 cup coconut or almond flour.  Slowly pour about 2 cups of chicken broth.  Whisk lightly.  Boil for 1 minute or until broth is slightly thickened. Add the remaining carton of chicken broth.

3.  Add carrots, celery, and mushrooms. Add chicken and any juices from the plate. Add more broth, if needed, to cover stew.  Salt and pepper to taste.


4. Simmer for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

5.  Add coconut milk and peas.

6. Cook another 10 minutes.

Serve with cilantro sprinkled on the top. Enjoy!


If you would like to read about why I started eating Paleo, you can read about it here. 


11 Responses to paleo chicken stew

  1. ok – I am going to start with this recipie!!! This soup looks amazing!!! YUMMMMMMMM! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Genevieve Carriere says:

    Made this last night to have for lunches! OMG! Delicious! Thank you so much for posting this amazing recipe! I can’t wait for lunch time :)

  3. Susan says:

    I made this the other night. It was delicious!! Now will be a regular staple in our home. Thank you for sharing :)

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  5. Debbie W. says:

    I made this today. We are brand new to paleo and my kids were skeptical, at best. They always eat seconds for supper no matter what it is. However, tonight they said it was so yummy and they really really want more but were STUFFED. They asked if they could have it tomorrow for supper or take it in their lunch tomorrow. It was delicious and so filling. And we have leftovers! Thanks for the recipe. It will be on the menu rotation for sure. :))

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  8. Diane Betts says:

    thank you for this wonderful recipe…I have made this several time and have always enjoyed it…I love your recipes…they are simple, and delicious…Diane

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