Chicken Stew with Sausage & White Beans

This Chicken Stew with Sausage & White Beans is the perfect fall dinner! Jam-packed with flavor, this simple stew recipe is hearty and delicious!

Chicken Stew with Sausage & White Beans

Fist off, Happy Halloween to everyone! Such a fun day ahead with my boys. Can’t wait to dive into all the festivities 🙂

There is not much better than a giant Dutch oven full of a piping hot stew. The smell alone brings everyone running to the kitchen. I love this recipe for so many reasons, I’d say mostly because it is such perfect comfort food.

I used giant Butter Beans to add to my recipe however if they freak you out (Lol) then use a regular can of white beans in its’ place. Whatever you choose, you are sure to love this big pot of love 🙂

Ok, you have a few options here. I was in the mood for using chicken breast on the bone for this recipe. I browned it in my Dutch oven then finished it off in the oven. The chicken is incredibly flavorful and tender…..however if you want to speed things up, use any shredded chicken you’d like 🙂  A rotisserie works great.

How to Make This Chicken Stew

I removed the skin and shredded the chicken.

About 4 cups shredded chicken breast. Yum!

I love this brand of sausage. It’s all natural and my favorite to use. Use any cooked sausage links you prefer.

Here are those giant white beans called butter beans. They taste just like white beans but they are bigger. I happen to love them 🙂

Please forgive my lack of step by step photos. When I was preparing this recipe I had horrible light in my kitchen, so just read over the recipe this time 🙂

So excited for you guys to try this recipe. It’s a big bowl of comfort food! Enjoy!


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Chicken Stew with Sausage & White Beans

This Chicken Stew with Sausage & White Beans is the perfect fall dinner! Jam-packed with flavor, this simple stew recipe is hearty and delicious!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 413kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • Oven


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breast I used chicken on the bone
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb peeled carrots cut into 1/2in pieces
  • 4 stalks celery cut into 1/2in pieces
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 12 oz cooked sausage links sliced
  • 15 oz can white beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt


  • Place oil into large Dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Season each chicken breast with a pinch of salt and pepper then place into hot oil. Cook for 5 minutes each side, until golden brown.
  • Once golden brown, place pot into oven and bake for 30 minutes, until cooked through. Remove chicken and transfer to large plate or cutting board.
  • Let rest for 10 minutes then shred. I removed skin and just used the shredded breast.
  • Place same Dutch oven with chicken drippings over medium heat. Add carrots, celery and onion cooking until tender, about 15 minutes, stirring frequently. I cover with lid to speed the process. Add sliced sausage and beans, stirring to combine. Reduce heat to low.
  • Place butter into a medium pot over medium heat. Once melted whisk in flour until thick and combined. Slowly add chicken broth. Will start out thick, keep whisking and slowly add remaining broth. Whisk for a good 5 minutes then transfer to pot of vegetables.
  • Season with salt, pepper and garlic salt, stirring to combine. Reduce heat to low and let simmer until ready to serve. Garnish with fresh Rosemary.


Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 799mg | Potassium: 915mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 9627IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 3mg
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Love this photo of my boys on the right with their buddy at our neighborhood’s Trunk or Treat this past weekend. The creepier the better in our house, lol! Happy Halloween.

Have a great day! Come back soon!

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44 Responses
  1. Lisa Brillon

    I made this last night…it was amazing! My husband said “you better make this again” lol. My only suggestion/comment is on the sausage. I love the flavor but found it a bit salty for my taste. Will definitely be making this again. Thanks for all your wonderful recipes 🙂

  2. jmurphyball

    So I used this recipe, but I made it in my crockpot and it turned out great! I combined all of the fresh ingredients the night before and tossed in the fridge. Popped it into the cooker in the AM and let it go all day. Came home and made the roux (butter/flour mixture) and added that to the crockpot. It turned out great and was amazingly easy!

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