White Wine Chicken Stew Recipe

WHITE WINE CHICKEN STEW has all of the flavor and none of the fuss! This chicken stew recipe is such a delicious comfort food…the perfect soup for a cold winter night! The flavors in this chicken stew are just INCREDIBLE!

White Wine Chicken Stew recipe in a large blue pot

White Wine Chicken Stew

White Wine Chicken Stew is a delicious and comforting meal with incredible flavor. Make this chicken stew recipe all winter long for easy dinners!

Some days just call for rustic and delicious meals on the table. There’s nothing like the smell of this White Wine Chicken Stew boiling on the stove, ready to be devoured! We have posted so many favorite soup recipes this winter, and this chicken stew recipe is no exception! It’s hearty, SO flavorful, and an instant favorite.

I love the addition of the white wine flavor…it just adds a bit of a kick to this pot of goodness. Serve this chicken stew recipe with crusty bread and you cannot go wrong. Prepare for this white wine chicken stew to be requested again and again from your family. I know it is from ours!

This White Wine Chicken Stew Recipe is so delicious, so warm, and so comforting during the cold winter months.


Chicken stew recipe with potatoes, carrots, white wine, and more

WHITE WINE CHICKEN STEW has all of the flavor and none of the fuss! Such a delicious comfort food...the perfect soup for a cold Winter night! The flavors in this chicken stew are INCREDIBLE!

Chicken Stew Recipe

I just love how hearty this White Wine Chicken Stew recipe is. It warms the belly and the soul! It’s filled with potatoes, carrots, chicken, and of course white wine. This hearty stew is rustic and classic and all kinds of delicious. Eating spoonfuls of this next to a fire makes for just about the best comfort food ever. And you guys know I love me some comfort food. If you’re not a fan of hearty food…this might not be the right food blog for you.

If you like stew as much as I do, don’t forget to try our Instant Pot Beef Stew and Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew!

Bowls of chicken stew with crusty bread

A bowl of white wine chicken stew

How to Make White Wine Chicken Stew

This White Wine Chicken Stew recipe is soooo delicious. This isn’t a 30 minute meal, but it’s well worth the time.

  1. Start by cooking up the bacon and chicken wings on the stove top
  2. Then we’ll cook the vegetables and make the liquid for the stew
  3. Once we’re done on the stove top, cook the stew in the oven (uncovered)
  4. After about 30 minutes, add the chicken wings & bacon, and return to oven to cook another 45 minutes
  5. When the chicken stew is done cooking, remove the wings before serving (but you can keep the meat in if desired) and add a bit more wine

Another great thing about this chicken stew recipe is that it’s easy to make ahead of time, or to save leftovers. You can easily refrigerate this for a couple of days after cooking. It’s easy to reheat for quick meals throughout the week! See the recipe card for full instructions.

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A bowl of white wine chicken stew with bread

This White Wine Chicken Stew recipe is the perfect thing to make for a crowd, or even for a quiet night at home. It’s sure to please the masses, or just yourself! A great easy stew recipe is an awesome thing to have on hand for chilly nights or any time of year. Yum yum!

See the recipe card below for details on how to make White Wine Chicken Stew.

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4.69 from 16 votes
White Wine Chicken Stew Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins

This WHITE WINE CHICKEN STEW recipe has all of the flavor and none of the fuss! Such a delicious comfort food...the perfect soup for a cold Winter night!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken soup, chicken stew, white wine chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 727 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
  • 4 slices bacon cut into 1/8” strips.
  • 1 lb. chicken wings
  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs; cut in-half horizontally and trimmed.
  • 4 carrots peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 onions diced
  • 1 celery rib minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme minced
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 5 cups unsalted chicken broth divided
  • 1 1/8 cup dry white wine divided into 1 cup and 1/8 cups
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into 1 tablespoons sections
  • 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 lb. small new red potatoes washed & quartered
  • Garnish: 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  1. Place oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Cook bacon in a Dutch oven, over medium-low heat, until bacon browns then transfer bacon to a large bowl. Turn heat to medium-high.
  3. In small batches, and without crowding the pan, sear the chicken wings and thighs in the bacon fat. If more fat is needed, add 2 tablespoons canola oil. Place seared chicken in the bowl with the bacon.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and place the carrots in the Dutch oven and cook carrots until softened. Add the diced onion and celery and cook until onion is translucent and celery has softened. Add minced garlic and cook 30 seconds until it is fragrant and bloomed.
  5. Increase heat to medium-high. Add 1-cup wine, 1-cup broth and Worcestershire Sauce. Scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pan and bring the mixture to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid reduces to ¼ cup and vegetables start to sizzle, 12-15 minutes.
  6. Add butter and stir to melt. Sprinkle the vegetables with flour and stir.
  7. Gradually add the remaining 4 cups of broth, thyme and smoked paprika then whisk until smooth.
  8. Add quartered potatoes; bring to a low boil.
  9. Turn off heat. Taste the stew and season with salt and pepper, if needed.
  10. Transfer stew to the oven. Cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring once halfway through cooking.
  11. Transfer pot to stovetop and scrape fond off sides of pot with wooden spoon into the stew. Stir well. Add chicken thighs and wings and bacon.
  12. Return pot to oven and continue cooking, uncovered, 45 minutes or until chicken and vegetables are fork-tender. Stir occasionally.
  13. (At this point the stew can be refrigerated, covered, up to 2 days.)
  14. Before serving, discard wings (see *Note) and add 2-4 tablespoons white wine. Garnish with chopped parsley.
  15. Enjoy!
  16. *Note: The meat from the chicken wings can be placed in the stew or frozen for later use; chicken salad, chicken soups or quesadillas are a few possibilities.

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Recipe Notes

Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen “Best Chicken Stew”

Nutrition Facts
White Wine Chicken Stew Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 727 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 47g 72%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 196mg 65%
Sodium 761mg 32%
Potassium 831mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 49g 98%
Vitamin A 148.4%
Vitamin C 9.7%
Calcium 6.4%
Iron 18.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Sounds yummy but a couple questions. Am I ever putting the bacon back into the stew? And can I use boneless chicken breasts?
    Becky Hardin
    You can for sure use boneless chicken. And I'm so sorry about the bacon! You add it back in with the chicken. I've updated the recipe. Thanks so much!
      I've got a question related to this one too: is it safe to leave the partially cooked chicken out for a half hour? How do you store the seared chicken while the stew is initially in the oven? Can you just keep the chicken in the stew the whole time?
This looks so good! This is the kind of recipe I could make on a Sunday and eat it all week without getting tired of it.
Susie Genova
This looks so comforting and delicious. Thank you, Becky!
DANG this looks good. Why can't it be spring already? Well, I guess it's ok as long as I have a cozy stew like this.
Quick question, in the list of ingredients it has fresh thyme and smoked paprika listed twice. Where does the second batch get placed in the order? Thanx
    Becky Hardin
    Whoops! Just a typo. I've corrected it. Thanks for letting me know!!
This is DEFINITELY going on the table tonight! I looks amazing, and simple as well. Just curious, where did you get those beautiful bowls? I love the color, and simple texture at the top.
Can't wait to give this one a try! I'd also love to know where you got these beautiful bowls!
This may be the best stew I have ever made! I used rice flour to make it gluten free and turnips instead of potatoes to make it low carb (and because I am allergic to potatoes). It has an incredible flavor. I loved the technique of browning the chicken first because my chicken always gets stringy and falls apart in soups. It was more work than just throwing everything in a pot, but definitely worth all the steps involved. This recipe is going in my binder and will be enjoyed often.
Looks incredible! Could I use a crockpot in place of a dutch oven? If so, how long would you suggest?
Can I cook this on just the stove top without putting it into the oven? I don't have oven proof dutch oven. I hope I get a response before 2/28 since I am hoping to cook this on 2/28. Thank you
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