Slow Cooker Chicken Pumpkin Stew

Fall is finally upon us and I am so excited to start making all the wonderful fall recipes. That means time for comfort foods. This recipe for a slow-cooked pumpkin stew is both a great fall recipe and comfort food… it is also super easy to make.

pumpkin stew

Soup Vs Stew

There are often debates about whether something is a stew or a soup. Soups have more liquid in them and are not as thick while a stew is thicker and heartier. Also, stews tend to be cooked over long periods of time. This stew has wonderful chunks of cauliflower and chicken, along with celery and onion. To make it creamier a bit of heavy cream is added at the end. Whether you like soups, stews, or both they are a great comfort dish for fall and winter.  They just make you feel all warm and cozy inside.

keto chicken pumpkin stew

For the Love of Pumpkin

As soon as fall hits and the temperature starts dropping there is a craving for pumpkin. I have several sweet pumpkin recipes, but I wanted to explore the savory side as well. This stew is a perfect way to have pumpkin in another way. The night that I first tested this recipe we had it for dinner and then had a pumpkin dessert too. I only usually crave pumpkin at this time of year so why not get a double dose of pumpkin. I just love this time of year and will be making more recipes for fall, so please stop back to check those out.

Other pumpkin recipes you may enjoy:

Pumpkin Roll Cake

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cookies

Sour Cream Pumpkin Pie

Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Pumpkin Stew

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pumpkin stew

Slow Cooker Chicken Pumpkin Stew

Certainly Keto
This is a hearty pumpkin stew with chunks of chicken and cauliflower to warm you up on cold nights. Plus it is so easy just throw everything in the slow cooker and you're done. This can also be a vegetarian stew just by omitting the chicken or swapping it for vegetarian chicken.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 8 1 cup servings
Calories 148 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium-large head of cauliflower washed and florets cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg

Added at the end of cooking:

  • 1 ½ cups cooked chicken cut into bite-size pieces (you can replace with faux chicken to make this vegetarian)
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a slow cooker add stock, pumpkin, and nutmeg and whisk together.
  • Add cut-up vegetables. Mix them together and push down into the liquid.
  • Cover and cook in a slow cooker
    on low for 5-6 hours, or high for 3-4 hours.
  • When finished cooking, remove the cover and add chicken, heavy cream, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Notes

3-4 hours on high or 5-6 hours on low in a slow cooker.
The yield is about 7 - 8 cups of stew depending on how big your cauliflower head is.
Nutrition is based on 8 cups of stew. 1 cup servings
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken Pumpkin Stew
Amount Per Serving (1 cup serving)
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 14g28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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