Creamy Chicken Farro Stew - Mountain Cravings

Creamy Chicken Farro Stew

Creamy Chicken Farro Stew

Oh, this stew. Trust me when I tell you that you need it in your life now, because it is the perfect way to warm up these freezing winter days. And when I say stew, I mean it – we’re talking thick, creamy, and hearty, as rich as risotto.

Chicken + whole-grain farro goodness + mushrooms + spinach + parmesan is utter perfection, and it just can’t get any easier than throwing everything together in a slow cooker. Nutty farro and vegetable goodness makes this the grown-up version of chicken & rice soup.

Creamy Chicken Farro StewI’m calling it right now: January is the month of slow cooking. Not just because this is the second slow cooker recipe I’ve posted this week (oops), but between New Years resolutions and getting a liiiiittle burnt out on massive amounts of holiday cooking, simple & healthy wins.


Best of all, we’re talking super-high protein, low carb & fat, and packing a ton of vitamins. Comfort food just doesn’t get much better than this: rich, decadent taste with great nutrition.

Creamy Chicken Farro Stew

I drizzled a little hot sauce on top because I have a spiciness obsession (no regrets) and it just keeps getting better.

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Creamy Chicken Farro Stew
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 10 mins
 
Chicken + whole-grain farro goodness + mushrooms + spinach + parmesan is thick, creamy, hearty perfection in a slow cooker.
Course: Soups & Stews
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 bowls
Calories: 296 kcal
Author: Mountain Cravings
Ingredients
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb. mushrooms sliced
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • lb. chicken diced
  • 1 cup whole farro
  • 10 oz. frozen spinach
  • ½ t. salt
  • ½ t. pepper
  • ½ t. nutmeg
  • 1-2 cups whole or 2% milk
  • 2 T. butter
  • ¼ cup parmesan grated
Instructions
  1. Combine onion, garlic, mushrooms, broth, chicken, farro, spinach, and spices in slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 4 to 5 hours, stirring occasionally, until chicken is cooked through and farro is tender.
  3. Add 1 cup of milk, butter, and parmesan and stir until the butter is melted. Slowly add more milk until you like the consistency.

  4. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste and serve with extra parmesan.
Nutrition Facts
6 servings per container
Serving size 1 bowl

Amount per serving
Calories 296
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 576mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 5g
Includes g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 35g

Calcium 17mg 2%
Iron 16mg 89%
Not a significant source of vitamin D, or potassium.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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