Slow-Cooker Chicken, Spinach & White Bean Stew


Warm up to a comforting bowl of chicken stew scented with thyme, oregano and smoked paprika. Adding spinach and white beans provides a hearty dose of fiber that will keep you satisfied until the next meal.

a recipe photo of the Slow Cooker Chicken Spinach White Bean soup served in a bowl
Photo: Ali Redmond
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 ¼ pounds bone-in, skinless chicken thighs

  • 2 ½ cups canned no-salt-added white beans, rinsed

  • 3 medium carrots, sliced

  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 cup unsalted tomato sauce

  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 5 ounces baby spinach

  • 2 cups hot cooked brown rice

  • Habanero hot sauce for serving


  1. Combine chicken, beans, carrots, onion, tomato sauce, broth, oil, paprika, oregano, thyme and garlic powder in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on High until the chicken is completely cooked and falling off the bone, about 3 hours and 40 minutes. Remove the chicken and place on a cutting board. Let cool slightly; shred the chicken (discard bones) and return to the slow cooker. Stir in spinach. Cover and cook until the spinach is wilted, about 20 minutes. Serve over rice and with hot sauce, if desired.


5- to 6-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

483 Calories
16g Fat
60g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 1/4 cups stew & 1/2 cup rice
Calories 483
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 13g 46%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 34g 68%
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Vitamin A 10331IU 207%
Vitamin C 18mg 20%
Vitamin D 6IU 2%
Vitamin E 3mg 18%
Folate 152mcg 38%
Vitamin K 182mcg 152%
Sodium 531mg 23%
Calcium 149mg 11%
Iron 6mg 33%
Magnesium 100mg 24%
Potassium 1085mg 23%
Zinc 5mg 45%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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