Chicken and Ale Stew

The other day I did a post for a crock pot roasted chicken. For someone who isn't a huge fan of most traditional crock pot meals... my husband and I couldn't eat enough of this chicken. It was the BEST.

If you missed the post... Click here for my Crock Pot Roasted Chicken.

Here is a recipe using my left overs from that dinner. If you just want to make this stew and don't have the left overs just substitute using shredded chicken and fresh veggies.

This soup is so easy, so hearty and is comfort food to the max! The ale adds richness and the ham hock adds a yummy smoked flavor to the soup. It is the perfect way to warm up on a yukky cold day.

Chicken Ale Stew

2 cups shredded chicken leftovers
1 cup left over roasted chopped carrots
1-2 left over roasted chopped potatoes 
1 left over chopped roasted onion
2 cups chicken stalk
1 cup left over chicken balsamic gravy/sauce
1 bottle of your favorite ale (I used Tuckerman's Pale Ale)
1 ham hock


In a large pot combine  all of  your ingredients, give a stir, and simmer over med/low heat for 90 minutes. This could also be done in your crock pot, set on low and cook for 4 hours.

Remove ham hock.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with THESE Beer and Bacon Biscuits. CLICK HERE

Enjoy =)


  1. I love the looks of that stew, and the perfect fall/winter meal. Richard

  2. Such gorgeous photos. Loving the notion of the ale in the stew. I think my husband would be pretty chuffed with that.