Comforting Instant Pot Gluten Free Chicken Stew is simple to make and tastes delightful. Homemade chicken veggie stew is so creamy, just like an old-fashioned chicken pot pie. A perfect dish to enjoy on a cold night or for an easy lunch.
Hearty potatoes, green beans, carrots, and onions served over a bed of fluffy Jasmine rice and topped with flat-leaf fresh parsley. Seasoned with thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper, it can win over any crowd too. If you love chicken dinners as much as we do, you will want to check out all of my delicious gluten free chicken recipes.
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Are you ready to make this family-friendly gluten free dinner recipe?
The first step to making this gluten free chicken stew is to chop up your onion. Add oil to the Instant Pot and press the Sauté button. Add the onion and allow to cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
Add your chopped vegetables and seasonings.
Lastly, add the chicken and broth to the Instant Pot. Close and lock the lid and press the Poultry button. When the Instant Pot beeps that it is finished, you can do a quick release.
How do I prevent lumps in the stew?
Put some hot broth into a small dish and add potato starch. Mix until the potato starch is melted in and then pour it into the stew. Mix the stew. The potato starch will be able to thicken the stew with no lumps!
Remove the chicken breasts and put them onto a cutting board. Use a fork and knife to shred the chicken and put it back into the stew.
Can I make chicken stew with frozen chicken?
Yes, that’s the great thing about using your Instant Pot to make recipes. You can use fresh uncooked chicken or frozen chicken for your recipes. Frozen chicken is going to take a little bit longer to cook than chicken that has been thawed.
Basically, if you decide at the last minute, you want to cook something and only have a chicken that’s frozen; you can skip thawing it out. How great is that?!
Is chicken stew healthy?
Yes, this Instant Pot chicken stew is very healthy. It’s packed with nutrient-rich foods and just happens to taste amazing too. Here is a breakdown of the nutrients for you:
- Potatoes - You’ll find that in many cases, potatoes get a bad rap because they happen to have a higher carb count, but they actually have valuable nutrients too. You will get vitamin C, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, manganese, and more when you munch on some potatoes.
- String beans - Don’t turn away from butternut squash because it is full of folate, protein, vitamin E, thiamin, niacin, manganese, vitamin B6, and more.
- Carrots - Ever heard of beta-carotene? It’s wonderful for you, and it’s found in carrots along with biotin, potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin B6.
- Onions - Surprisingly, onions have vitamin C, fiber, calcium, folic acid, iron, and protein. They don’t just add flavor to your food.
- Flat-Leaf Parsley - While it’s just used as a garnish in this recipe, it’s actually a great source of nutrients too. Calcium, potassium, vitamin A, iron, magnesium, vitamin C and a few others.
If you love using your Instant Pot, try this easy gluten free Instant Pot Taco Pasta recipe too!
How long does stew last?
Always allow the stew to cool down, then place it in a sealed container and refrigerate it. It will last up to 3-4 days if you have stored it correctly. It makes great leftovers and is perfect if you plan your meals out in advance.
Can I freeze chicken stew?
Yes, you can absolutely freeze chicken stew. I prefer to store soups and stews in freezer bags because they take up a lot less space. Fill the freezer bag ⅔ full of soup and remove any excess air. Then lay the bag flat until it’s frozen solid.
This way, you can rearrange the bags, so you have more room after they have frozen. Make sure to label the containers with the name and date, so you know exactly what’s in each bag.
To reheat the soup, place the bags in the fridge night before. If you find yourself short on time, you can also run the bags of soup under cool water, but you need to make sure there aren’t holes in the bag, so it doesn’t leak out.
Warm it up in the microwave or in a saucepan on the stovetop. Once it’s hot, it’s ready to serve.
Can you make this chicken stew stovetop?
You can easily make this recipe stovetop. Brown the chicken and vegetables with oil in a soup pot. Add broth and seasonings and reduce the heat to simmer. Cook 30 minutes. In the end, add the thickener.
If you love Instant Pot Chicken And Vegetable Stew you should try some of my other gluten free soup recipes:
- Roasted Acorn Squash Soup With Homemade Croutons
- Quick And Easy Instant Pot Homemade Chicken Soup
- Homemade Chicken Vegetable Soup
- Grandma’s Chicken Soup From Scratch
- 2 raw chicken breasts
- 1 1/2 cups carrots, chopped
- 2 cups potatoes
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or light oil)
- 2 teaspoons thyme
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 3 tablespoons potato starch
- Add the oil and onion to your Instant Pot and press the sauté button to pre-cook the onions a bit.
- Add in the vegetables, spices, broth, and raw chicken to the Instant Pot.
- Close and lock the lid and press the poultry button.
- Allow the Instant Pot to depressurize naturally, or do a quick release if you want to eat the stew quicker.
- In a small bowl, add 1/3 cup of the liquid from the Instant Pot. Add the potato starch and mix well. Pour back into the stew to thicken the juices.
- Enjoy over rice or alone. Top with flat-leaf parsley.
If you are using a pressure cooker, please follow the settings for your machine. The poultry button on the Instant Pot cooks for 15 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 952mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 18g
**If your gluten free flour blend doesn't include Xanthan Gum, please add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon! **Please note this nutrition information is calculated by a recipe plugin and is an estimate based on the ingredients used in this recipe.