Crock Pot Beef and Chicken Stew

Beef and Chicken Stew
Diana Rattray
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 8 hrs
Total: 8 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
482 Calories
20g Fat
21g Carbs
53g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 482
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 152mg 51%
Sodium 1466mg 64%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 53g
Calcium 72mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This slow cooker stew recipe is made with a combination of stew beef and chicken thighs. It's a meaty stew with potatoes, carrots, and loads of flavor. The secret to the heightened flavor is a few tablespoons of steak sauce.

Chicken thighs are excellent in slow-cooked dishes and they add so much to the texture and flavor of this stew. Use boneless chicken thighs and cut them up before they go into the pot. 

There's not a lot of liquid added to this stew but, by the time it's finished, there should be more than enough. Even when cooked on high, there should be plenty of liquid in the end. 

This stew is reminiscent of a Kentucky burgoo because it's made with two kinds of meat. Burgoo is typically made with a combination of chicken, pork, lamb, or beef.


  • 3 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup hot water or stock
  • 2 pounds boneless chicken thighs (skin removed)
  • 1 pound lean stewing beef (cut into 1/2-inch cubes)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 medium potatoes (peeled and cubed)
  • 2 medium carrots (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine the steak sauce, bouillon cubes, salt, pepper, sugar, and hot water in a slow cooker. Stir to blend the ingredients.

  3. Add the chicken thighs, beef, onion, potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes. Stir gently.

  4. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or on high for about 5 hours.

  5. About halfway through the cooking time, remove the chicken thighs. Chop them and return the chopped meat to the slow cooker. Stir well and finish cooking.

  6. To thicken the gravy, make a smooth paste with the flour and 1/4 cup of cold water. Stir the flour mixture into the stew in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for about 15 to 20 minutes longer, or until thickened.

  7. Serve with biscuits, cornbread, or crusty bread. 

  8. Enjoy!