A our idea of dinner success: a delicious stew that comes together effortlessly on a weeknight, full of flavor but short on time and effort. This recipe for Whole30 Salsa Chicken Stew can be made in your Instant pot or slow cooker, and will quickly become one of your go-to meals that the whole family will enjoy.  

Whole30 Salsa Chicken Stew

Recipe & Photo by:  Autumn Michaelis of Whole Food For 7

Photo credit:  Autumn Michaelis | Whole Food For 7
Salsa chicken stew in a bowl

Whole30 Salsa Chicken Stew

4.27 from 683 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Cook Time with InstaPot 30 mins
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth or bone broth
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 3 cloves minced garlic OR 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 pounds potatoes, cut into 1" chunks We love orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, but can also use russet potatoes
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, diced OR 1 cup jarred roasted red pepper
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro, finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • TRIM chicken breasts and cut into strips.
  • In a small bowl, COMBINE cumin, salt, pepper, paprika, broth, salsa, and garlic.
  • On the bottom of a 5-6 quart slow cooker or large instant pot, PLACE chopped potatoes. Place chicken and diced red pepper on top of potatoes and pour broth mixture over chicken.
  • COVER slow cooker with lid and cook on low 8 hours or on high 4 hours. Or seal instant pot and cook on Stew for 25 minutes. Once done, manually release steam released if using instant pot, stir in cilantro and break up chicken as desired (we like large chunks, but shredded works too!).
  • Serve and enjoy!
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Published by Autumn Michelis

Autumn Michaelis, our Whole30 Coaching Program Manager, is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, with a B.S. in Exercise Science from BYU. She has run wellness and aerobics programs at the university and local levels. Though exercise was her first love in the health world, nutrition has become her passion. She is mom to 5 boys (yes 5!) and loves adventuring (hiking, camping, exploring), dancing, running, and creating family-friendly clean recipes.

Autumn Michelis

Whole30 Coaching Program Manager

Autumn Michaelis, our Whole30 Coaching Program Manager, is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, with a B.S. in Exercise Science from BYU. She has run wellness and aerobics programs at the university and local levels. Though exercise was her first love in the health world, nutrition has become her passion. She is mom to 5 boys (yes 5!) and loves adventuring (hiking, camping, exploring), dancing, running, and creating family-friendly clean recipes.