2 Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Onion Stew

Two Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Onion Stew Recipe

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2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Onion Stew Recipe

This super easy slow cooker chicken onion stew recipe is a must recipe to know for a busy cook!  This delicious recipe only uses two ingredients – chicken and onions!  All you need to do to make this chicken onion stew is to put chicken and onions in a slow cooker and press “Start”!  When you get home from work, a mouthwatering chicken onion stew dinner will be ready!

Some slow cooker chicken recipes require you to brown the chicken separately before putting it in the crockpot, but that really takes extra work and gets the frying pan dirty :)  I think having to do lots of extra work before starting the slow cooker defeats the actual purpose of the slow cooker, which is to make your life easier!  This 2 ingredient chicken onion stew is a perfect slow cooker recipe, as no extra prep work is needed!

The only thing that needs to be done for the two ingredient slow cooker chicken onion stew recipe is slicing the onion.  If you have food processor, this task is super easy and only takes a few minutes.  First peel the onions and cut into quarters, then fit the slicing disk into the food processor, put the onions in and the food processor will slice them in seconds!

For this recipe I usually use cut-up whole chicken, but you can make it with any chicken parts – chicken breasts, chicken thighs, chicken drumsticks or chicken wings – this chicken onion stew will be delicious no matter what chicken parts you use.  The onions will turn into liquid and the chicken will be cooked in it, which results in delicious tasting chicken and very yummy onion sauce you can dip the bread into.

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Two Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Onion Stew Recipe

This amazing recipe is using just 2 ingredients to make a mouthwatering hearty chicken stew! Dump chicken and onions in a crockpot and come back to a delicious dinner - works like magic!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 whole cut-up raw chicken
  • 3 onions sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Put the chicken and sliced onions in the slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Toss everything with your hands so all the ingredients are mixed together.
  • Close the slow cooker and cook 4 hours on High or 8 hours on Low.
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Here’s the picture of this two ingredient chicken slow cooker chicken onion stew on a plate:

2 ingredient chicken onion stew

If you like this chicken onion stew recipe, I have a very similar recipe for slow cooker beef onion stew – also really yummy and easy!  Also, check out the 3 ingredient chicken stew recipe, slow cooker beef and potatoes and slow cooker stuffed peppers.

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4 replies
  1. Tracey Stone
    Tracey Stone says:

    Wow, wow, wow!!! I was a bit skeptical that something so simple could be so delicious! But this two ingredient crockpot recipe was incredible. This will definitely be added to my repertoire. My whole family (including a 3 year old and 6 year old) loved it! Thanks!

  2. Natalya
    Natalya says:

    Melanie, do you think this will work in Instant Pot on Slow Cooker setting? I noticed that Instant Pot on Slow Cooker setting does not hold temperature at the top as well as a regular slow cooker does and prefer to only use that instant pot option when the food is fully submerged in liquid (such as soup). I don’t own a regular slow cooker, so trying to adapt to instant pot.


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