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This Slow Cooker Paleo Chicken Stew is sure to become one of your family’s favorite meals!

I really love to spend the majority of my winter kitchen time warming up the house with the oven or stovetop for dinnertime.

As my family has gotten bigger, school ages have begun, and schedules get busier however, I don’t always have time to make an elaborate oven roasted dinner on weekdays.

Enter my slow cooker!

So here is my goal with slow cooker meals. Slow cookers are all about the convenience factor, right? If it is slow cooker day, I want to literally dump every ingredient in and be done with it. No other fussing around with cooking other ingredients – pour it all in and turn it on.

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Making Your Slow Cooker Paleo Chicken Stew

This Slow Cooker Paleo Chicken Stew took less than 10 minutes to get into the slow cooker! How’s that for minimal hands on time?!

I am a big fan of using some sort of squash in my stew broth base. I started doing this a few years ago while making my traditional autumn chicken stew using some roasted acorn squash. It not only makes the texture creamy without added dairy or grain based flours, but it bumps the nutrition profile up – and really gives it a happy color!

Slow Cooker Paleo Chicken Stew :: Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo/Primal // deliciousobsessions.comSo grab some chicken from that leftover roasted chicken from your Sunday dinner (or if you batch cook 3 chickens at a time in the oven roaster for freezer storage like I do!), go ahead and cheat and grab a can of pumpkin, give a few root veggies a chop through, dump it all in, and go about your day. Your Slow Cooker Paleo Chicken Stew will be ready when you are and trust me, dinner will be amazing!

If you don’t already have a slow cooker, here are a few recommendations, including my favorite, the Instant Pot:


Slow Cooker Paleo Chicken Stew
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Slow Cooker
Serves: 6
  • 2 small/medium onions, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 2 medium russet potatoes, cubed (if you are sensitive to nightshades or are AIP use sweet potatoes)
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 – 29oz can of pumpkin puree (or equivalent other squash puree)
  • 2 cups cooked chicken (or raw if you don't have cooked on hand)
  • 2 quarts chicken bone broth (homemade preferable for optimal nourishment and to avoid MSG and toxic packaging)
  • ¼ cup arrowrootor tapioca flour (you can leave this out if you are sensitive to it. It helps thicken the stew but it tastes just as good without.)
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (Optional but the heat is amazing! Use more if you like more heat. If you are sensitive to nightshades or are AIP you can leave this out)
  • Sea salt/pepper to taste
  • ¼ to ½ lb baby spinach to wilt in after cooking
  1. Everything into the slow cooker on low for 8-12 hours.
  2. Wilt the spinach in for the last 10 – 20 minutes.

What is your favorite slow cooker meal? Leave a comment below! 

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