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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:


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Slow Cooker Paleo Chicken Stew :: Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

Who doesn't love a good slow cooker meal? If you're wanting an easy, nourishing, and filling meal any night of the week, this will quickly become your go-to recipe!


  • 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, use sweet potatoes)
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 – 29oz can of pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups cooked chicken
  • 2 quarts chicken bone broth
  • ¼ cup arrowroot powder or tapioca flour
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (Optional but the heat is amazing! Use more if you like more heat. If you are sensitive to nightshades 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.
  3. Remove from heat and serve with a salad, rolls, or biscuits (my grain-free biscuits go GREAT with this stew!).
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 74mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 13g

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

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