Crock Pot Chicken & Bean Stew: A Left-Over Chicken Recipe


I LOVE using up left overs. I find it wonderfully challenging to make them into something phenomenal my family and I will love. Chicken is really just so versatile and can be made so many different ways. As I’ve said before, my family rarely helps me eat the breast meat as they always go for the dark meat. I usually have enough breast meat to do as I choose with and that’s exactly what I did the other day.


I really wasn’t interested in just using the breast meat for sandwiches so I created this lovely left- over stew with items I had on hand in my pantry. You could use any beans you prefer, but I just really love those butter beans in this recipe. I also think hominy is pretty awesome and hearty in stew, but unfortunately I didn’t have any on hand or I would have gladly used it. I had to resort to corn, but if you use hominy I think you will like this stew even more! And of course if you don’t have a crock pot you could just heat everything up on your stove, but having a slow cooker is truly a wise investment for anyone!


Please note if you are on Phase 1 Week 1 of my Sugar Detox program, avoid corn and hominy.


Crock Pot Chicken & Bean Stew: A Left-Over Chicken Recipe
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 12
  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 169
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Protein: 15g

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  • 2 c. shredded, cooked chicken
  • 4 c. chicken broth, low sodium
  • 3 tsp. minced garlic
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. oregano
  • 1 can of hominy, drained and rinsed or corn
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 c. salsa or 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of butter (Lima) beans or cannelini beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ c. lite sour cream
  • optional toppings: shredded cheese, fresh cilantro, sour cream, chives
  1. Combine all ingredients in the crock pot , except sour cream and optional toppings.
  2. Cook on high for 3 hours. Add sour cream to crock pot and mix well.
  3. Cook additional ½ hour to hour on low.
  4. Done! Add favorite toppings and enjoy!
Weight watchers PointsPlus: 4*








  1. What a clever and frugal Sugar-Free Mom you are! GREAT idea to use up all those leftovers and top it with some yummy cheese & sour cream. Great going!

  2. This is a novel idea for me and my family. I have liked you on FB.
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  3. Love your blog and all the healthy recipes! What is a serving size on this stew? I was thinking 1 cup but could you specify? Thanks so much!

  4. My fam & I tried this last week. YummO! It was a hit all around. Thank you. And you’re right. The hominy compliments this recipe quite well.

  5. Yesterday I was reading through your posts and saw this receipe. I knew I had most ingredients at home except the HOMINY. I have corn so no problem.
    3 hours later one of my co-workers, who happens to be moving and is cleaning out her cabinets, came into work and showed up at my desk with a huge can of…………HOMINY!!!!!!!
    I could not stop laughing. How ironic is that? I just so happen to look at a receipe that asks for hominy and she shows up at my desk with some?
    So, this morning as I put all the ingredients in my crock pot, I had to smile to myself and remember to write you a note. :)
    Have a great day!

  6. This dish sounds wonderful, and healthy! I was wondering if quinoa would work in this dish.


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