Monday, September 26, 2016

Chicken Stew

Hello there, I am back again; I am just as surprised as you are LOL!! Today's recipe is very simple and easy to make. Growing up in Ghana this was the next best thing after jollof(to me), I haven't had chicken stew in God knows when so today I decided to make some for my mom and I. I like to use LIVE chicken when I find some but in this recipe I used the regular chicken from the grocery stores(rolls eyes)........ NOW Let's dive right into it shall we?

Video -Fried Chicken Stew


  • 1lb of chicken(chopped)
  • 5 fresh tomatoes
  • 2 and half onions
  • 1 whole ginger
  • 2 pieces of fresh garlic
  • 2 scotch bonnet pepper(Jamaican hot pepper)
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons seasoning salt
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper
  • 1 onga or knorr cube
  • 1 green bell pepper(optional)
  • 1 small tin/can of tomato paste
  • 2 carrots(optional)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Oil for frying

To season the chicken:

  • 1-2 tablespoons seasoning salt
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes(optional)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  1. Clean the chicken, remove the skin(optional to the skin lovers), wash the chicken very well.(I always soak my chicken in some water and vinegar and then wash it again)
  2. Season chicken with spices in a medium sauce pan, on medium heat, steam the chicken until its no longer pink. 
  3. In a frying pan or deep fryer, fry the chicken until its golden brown, then set aside
  4. Blend the tomatoes, 2 onions, ginger, scotch bonnet peppers and garlic. Slice the remaining half of the onion and in a medium/large sauce pan add the 2 tablespoons of oil. Add in the sliced onions and stir for about a minute. 
  5. Add in the blended ingredients with the tomato paste and allow the stew to cook for about 20-30mins(you can add 1 tablespoon of seasoning salt, some parsley and half of the onga or knorr cube at this step, I do that so everything cooks with it & after I add in the chicken I then add in the remaining spices to adjust the taste)
  6. Chop the green pepper and carrots in medium sizes, check on the stew and once it looks almost ready(look at the picture below or in the video) add in the fried chicken, adjust spices to your taste and let it simmer for awhile
  7. Add in the chopped green pepper and carrots and the chicken stew is ready to be enjoyed with some white rice, yellow rice, spag rice, boiled yam or anything of your choice. 
Ingredients: to the right is the spices to season the chicken(which is in the pot), the fresh ingredients is in the blender the sliced onion on the chopping board and the chopped green pepper and carrots in the bowl

Seasoning the chicken

Chicken all seasoned and ready to be steamed

After steaming the chicken: frying it
Blended ingredients with tomato paste, seasoning salt, parsley flakes and half of onga cube

After stew looks almost done, add in fried chicken

Adding in the green pepper and carrots

All done and ready to be enjoyed!!

Served with yellow rice and kelewele

1 comment:

  1. Ingredients, recipe and method of preparation are straight to the point. It worked out for me. Looking forward to another helpful articles to better my cooking