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Whole30 Salsa Chicken Stew - Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Instant Pot or Crock Pot. Easy!

This is a great easy stew that can hit the spot on a cold day. I love the flavors of this one and that most of the ingredients I already usually have on hand. Includes crockpot and instant pot variations. (Tip – don’t have either? You can always simmer soups in a large pot on medium-low, covered, on your stove until the veggies are tender and chicken is cooked through!)

 

Whole30 Salsa Chicken Stew - Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Instant Pot or Crock Pot. Easy!
5 from 18 votes
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Salsa Chicken Stew (with InstantPot & Crockpot options)

Servings 6
Author Autumn @wholefoodfor7

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. 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 lbs. 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 c. loosely packed fresh cilantro finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Trim chicken breasts and cut into strips.

  2. In a small bowl, combine cumin, salt, pepper, paprika, broth, salsa, and garlic.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

Recipe Notes

If you can tolerate beans and are not on a Whole30, this stew is delicious with a can of black beans. Rinse the beans and add to the crockpot or instant pot at the same time you add the chicken and potatoes.
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Also, if not on a Whole30, this pairs great with my Paleo Cornbread Muffins!

31 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Easy, delicious and husband approved!!

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  2. 5 stars
    This was amazing! I used yellow potatoes and it turned out delicious. Such an easy and healthy crockpot meal!

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    • YAY for this one being easy and delicious! Thank you!

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  3. 5 stars
    Family favorite! We can’t just stop at one bowl either. It’s simple to make and the instant pot makes it quicker. Quick meal after work.

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    • Agreed, this is one I can still find the energy to make after work and the family loves it. Thank you!

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  4. So delicious and easy. Perfect for a winter day.

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    • I’m so happy this was an easy and delicious win. Thank you!

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  5. 5 stars
    Making this for the 2nd time tonight. My family and I love it!! Actually every recipe I’ve made of yours has been a huge hit! Thank you for sharing such deliciousness!!

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    • Why thank you, I love that you have enjoyed my recipes! Happy this was worth coming back to a 2nd time!

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      • 5 stars
        This was so so good!!! There’s many ways to customize it as well like I think I would have really enjoyed it with a bit of sour cream and cheese on top but it was delicious as reccomended. We made it in the instant pot and added the black beans. Will definitely make this again!

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        • I’m so happy you loved it and agreed there is so much flexibility to it, thank you!

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  6. 5 stars
    Just made tonight & enjoyed. Will definitely make again, very tasty.

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    • I’m so happy it was enjoyed. Thank you!

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  7. 5 stars
    Great flavor and so easy! Used white sweet potatoes, but will probably use russets next time (was a tad sweeter than I would have liked). Thanks for the quick weeknight meal.

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    • So happy you enjoyed it, thank you!

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  8. 5 stars
    Delicious and simple to prepare! A big hit with my whole family. Thanks!

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  9. 5 stars
    Easy to pop in the slow cooker before work and quite tasty! My family will be enjoying this in our regular rotation now. Thanks!

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    • Wonderful! I’m happy this was an easy win for you, thank you!

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  10. 5 stars
    First thing I made in my Instant Pot. I did not have chunky salsa so I added a can of diced tomatoes. My husband and I both loved this recipe. It will be a go to, for sure.

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    • Way to break in that Instant Pot! I’m so happy it was a keeper, thank you!

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  11. 5 stars
    This was so good, I didn’t want my bowl to be empty! Such great flavor and texture (I did chunks as well)! This will definitely be a repeat recipe for me!

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    • Yay! I’m so happy this one was a keeper, thank you!

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  12. 5 stars
    Made this yesterday for dinner this week. So good I added green chiles for extra spice!

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  13. 5 stars
    I made this for my family over the holiday break. It was a hit all around, especially with my three year-old! I made it with the IP method and it was perfect.

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    • I love that it was a hit all around, especially with your little. Thank you!

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  14. 5 stars
    Thanks for the recipe. It’s easy and the family all enjoyed it!

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    • Love an easy family win, so happy to hear it!

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    • 5 stars
      Made this last week. It was so good. Everyone in the family loved it.

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  15. 5 stars
    Delicious. Cooked it on my stove ,added more veggies and didn’t have any cilantro. Will definitely make again. So easy to make.

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    • 5 stars
      One of my favorites!

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  16. 5 stars
    Excellent yummy. Soooo good.

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