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Chicken Stew Recipes, Directions & Health Benefits

Chicken stew is a delectable dish that goes well with some rice and unsalted peanuts or parsley as garnish. Chicken stew can be prepared from an already cooked chicken roast and available vegetables.


  • 1 roasting chicken that should be deboned and chopped into bite sized pieces
  • One onion finely chopped
  • One tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • One teaspoon each of ground coriander seed, crushed red pepper flakes, salt, cumin and black pepper
  • One large potato diced
  • One can of rinsed and drained garbanzo beans
  • One cup water
  • Half a cup of unsalted peanut butter

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Directions & serving size:

  • Heat the olive oil on medium heat in a large skillet that should have a tight fitting lid.
  • Once the oil is hot enough, add the chicken and mix it well with the olive oil.
  • After a few minutes of cooking, reduce the heat and add the onion, potato and garlic. Sauté these ingredients for a couple of minutes, ensuring that the garlic does not turn brown.
  • Once done, add the coriander, red pepper, salt, black pepper and cumin.
  • Add the water to this mixture and cover the skillet with the lid. Allow it to simmer while stirring from time to time for approximately 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes add in the beans and the peanut butter and blend well.
  • The mixture should be allowed to cook till the potatoes are tender.
    This should take approximately 10 more minutes.

Serving instructions:

While serving the stew, you may adjust the seasoning as per your preference and then serve hot along with some rice.

Nutritional value per serving:

Health benefits:
  • Chicken meat is a very good source of phosphorus which is required by the body for the maintenance of healthy bones and teeth as also for the effective functioning of the liver, central nervous system and the kidneys.
  • Chicken is also an excellent source of protein.
Tips and warnings:
  • It is always advisable to use drumstick, wing or thigh meat of the chicken while preparing the stew as tends to toughen when cooked for too long in any liquid
  • When the stew is at the simmering stage, you may also add some parsley sprigs or bay leaves for added flavour.
Submitted on November 28, 2011