Slow Cooker White Bean Stew with Chicken and Ham {gluten-free and grain free} Healthy Seasonal Recipes

slow cooker white bean and ham stew

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cups 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


Slow Cooker White Bean Stew with Chicken, Ham and Kale. Fresh sage plus a pinch of nutmeg add flavor to this fix it and forget it crockpot meal. Gluten-free and grain-free.



  • 1 medium onion
  • 8 cups water, or home-made unsalted chicken broth
  • 1 pound navy beans, sorted and rinsed
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 2 cups cubed ham, about 12 ounces
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Herbes de Provence
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 cups chopped kale, no ribs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 6 teaspoons red wine vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. Stir onion, water or stock, beans, chicken, ham, herbs de provence, pepper and nutmeg in the insert of a large slow cooker. Cover and set for low heat for 8 hours.
  2. When timer has 1 hour remaining, stir in kale, sage, vinegar or lemon and salt, cover and continue cooking until the timer goes off about 1 hour later. Garnish with parsley before serving.


  • Calories: 126
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 378 mg
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 14 g

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