Leftovers are always wonderful to eat, particularly stews, because the flavors become more deep and pronounced. This slow cooker Asian ginger chicken stew is a perfect dish to have as a left over and it’s wonderfully versatile. This fork-tender chicken, infused with plenty of fresh ginger in a rich tomato based sauce is fantastic and comforting. The slow cooker does all the work for you and what you have after about 4-5 hours is a rich stew to fuel the soul.
Serve this chicken stew on just about anything you like. It’s satisfying on a bed of rice, noodles or pasta. Since there’s already potatoes in it and you don’t want the rice or noodles, serve this instead, with some crusty bread. Dipping the bread in the wonderfully ginger infused broth is just wonderful. Sometimes it’s great to have a quick and easy Asian recipe to make in the slow cooker on busy days when you’re juggling work and family!
Slow Cooker Asian Ginger Chicken Stew
Yield: Serves 4
Total Time: 5 hours
- 1 - 10 oz can of condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup Water
- 3 Tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 Tablespoons fish sauce (or soy sauce, but fish sauce makes it better!)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 heaping Tablespoons of minced ginger
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- about 1.5 pounds of boneless chicken legs, thighs or breasts. We prefer thighs for richer flavor.
- 1 pound of potatoes, cut into 1" pieces
- 2 medium carrots, peeled & cut into 1" pieces.
- Rice(for gluten free), pasta, noodles or bread for dipping
- Spray inside of slow cooker pot with oil to minimize sticking.
- In slow cooker pot, combine cream of mushroom soup, water, tomato paste, fish sauce, garlic, ginger and sugar. Using a whisk, gently combine all ingredients together well to dissolve the tomato paste.
- Add chicken, potatoes and carrots.
- Cook on High for 4-5 hours. Stir about 2 times during cooking. Depending on how thick you cut your potatoes and carrots, cooking time will vary. After about the 3rd hour, pierce the chicken, potatoes and carrots to check for tenderness.
- Serve with rice, pasta, noodles or bread for dipping.