Slow Cooker Chicken and Bacon Stew

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    10hrs 35mins
  • Serves icon
  • Calories icon

Tender chicken and smoky bacon combine with wholegrain mustard in this comforting slow-cooked stew. Spoon over creamy mashed potato to serve.

recipe updated Apr 9, 2020


  • Bacon icon
    4 slices (None)
  • Leek icon
    369g (about 4⅛)
  • Butter icon
    1 tbsp (14g)
  • Sunflower oil icon
    Sunflower oil
    1 tbsp (15ml)
  • Chicken thighs icon
    Chicken thighs
    4 (772g)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    2 tbsp (16g)
  • Chicken stock icon
    Chicken stock
    2.5 cups (600ml)
  • Wholegrain mustard icon
    Wholegrain mustard
    3 tsp (16g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed


  • kCook icon Slow cooker
  • kCook icon Slow cooker bowl
  • kCook icon Medium cast iron skillet

Step preview

  1. Add butter and sunflower oil to a clean medium cast iron skillet
  2. Heat
  3. Add chicken thighs to the medium cast iron skillet
  4. Fry until browned - high heat
  5. Get a clean slow cooker bowl
  6. Transfer content of medium cast iron skillet to slow cooker bowl
  7. Add bacon and leek to the medium cast iron skillet
  8. Fry until light golden - 5 min
  9. Stir in all purpose flour to the medium cast iron skillet
  10. Mix in chicken stock, wholegrain mustard and salt & pepper to the medium cast iron skillet gradually
  11. Boil
  12. Retrieve slow cooker bowl
  13. Pour content of medium cast iron skillet into slow cooker bowl and cover
  14. Cook in slow cooker - 10 hr, low heat
  15. Add
  16. Cook in slow cooker until softened - 15 min, low heat
  17. Serve
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