Low-Carb, Low-Sugar Chicken Parsnip Stew

Chicken and Parsnip Stew

This one-pot wonder requires only 15 minutes of prep. It’s perfect for that first month the kids are back to school or after a long day at work. Low-carb and low-sugar, this chicken-parsnip recipe is surprisingly satisfying.


  • 2 pounds chicken legs and thighs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or butter
  • 3 parsnips, chopped into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 red onions, chopped into quarters
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 4 sage leaves, whole
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the chicken in a bowl with the thyme, rosemary, garlic, and a big pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil or butter in a large pan with a lid or casserole dish and add the chicken. Brown each piece for a few minutes, then transfer it to a plate. You might need to cook the chicken in batches for even cooking.
  3. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil or butter on medium heat in the same pan. Add the parsnips and onions and cook for a few minutes until bronzed. Pour over the chicken stock and add a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the sage leaves and parsley and stir well.
  4. Return the chicken to the pan and stir in the lemon zest and juice.
  5. Place in the oven with the lid on and cook for 1 hour.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe by: I Quit Sugar

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