Tuscan Vegetable Chicken Stew

Tuscan Vegetable Chicken Stew is so comforting and full of hearty vegetables, white beans and chicken. Super easy to make and perfect for busy weeknights! 

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Hey everyone, it’s Kelly from Life Made Sweeter back to share another easy dinner recipe again!

It’s officially comfort food season so this time I’m bringing a simple and insanely delicious Tuscan Vegetable Chicken Stew. The weather has been cold and rainy where I am and there is nothing more that I love than to warm up with a big nourishing bowl of this cozy stew.

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Not only is this stew super easy to make, it’s also packed with tons of healthy and hearty veggies. The best part is that you can easily customize it with whatever you have on hand!

We loaded ours up with celery, zucchini, red peppers, carrots, diced tomatoes and white beans. Just let them simmer together in a large pot with some garlic, onions and Italian herbs to create a super rich and flavorful base. Plus, you guys are going to love how amazing this  makes your kitchen smell!

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Once the flavors have had a chance to meld together, we’re going to toss in some spinach and cooked chicken.

Serve this up with some crusty bread, fresh parsley and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. This stew is so comforting, delicious and the perfect way to warm you up on any chilly day!

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Tuscan Vegetable Chicken Stew

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Author Kelly Kwok
Servings 6
Tuscan Vegetable Chicken Stew - so comforting and full of hearty vegetables, white beans and chicken.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups chopped carrots
  • 3 cups chopped celery
  • 1 large zucchini chopped
  • 1 sweet red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 19 oz. can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken breast I used rotisserie
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley
  • parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large pot over medium high heat, add the butter and olive oil. Add in the onion, garlic, carrots, and celery and saute for about 4-5 minutes, until tender and fragrant. Stir in the zucchini and red pepper and cook for another 2 minutes until slightly softened. Sprinkle in the flour to create a roux and cook for another minute. Slowly add 1 cup of the chicken broth while continuously stirring until it starts to thicken and comes together. Then slowly pour in the remaining chicken broth.
  2. Stir in the Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, beans and entire can of tomatoes.
  3. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Add the chicken and reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 25-30 minutes.
  4. Stir in the spinach and cider vinegar and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until everything is heated through.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve hot with fresh parsley and parmesan cheese, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Tuscan Vegetable Chicken Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 749mg31%
Potassium 746mg21%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 12312IU246%
Vitamin C 51mg62%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

More comforting stews and soups:

Slow Cooker Homemade Beef Stew

Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

Classic Beef Stew

 

Kelly Kwok

Kelly is the blogger behind Life Made Sweeter. She is a self-taught baker and loves using her slow cooker. You can often find her in the kitchen dreaming up tasty new dishes that are quick and easy to make for her family. She also enjoys adding a fun and healthy twist to many classic favorites.

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  1. Made this tonight and it was amazing!!! Did not have any parmesan on hand so I shredded some Gouda on top! Thanks for the recipe…..:)

  2. Made this tonight with a few modifications, but it is a solidly fabulous stew, which easily accommodates modifications. Instead of zucchini, I added some leftover roasted cauliflower. Instead of all chicken, I combined chicken and hot Italian sausage. I had no Italian seasoning so made some of my own from dried herbs on hand: oregano, basil, rosemary, onion powder & garlic powder.

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