Our Most Favorite Chicken Stew | Soulful Chicken Stew Recipe
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4 Servings
  • Chicken – 1 kg, curry cut, skinless, bone-in small pieces
  • Onion – 4, medium, finely chopped
  • Green chilli – 4 to 6, chopped (adjust based on your preference)
  • Dry red chilli – 4 to 6, chopped (adjust based on your preference)
  • Tomato – 3, medium, finely chopped
  • Potatoes – 3, medium, peeled & cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Ginger paste – 1 tbsp
  • Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Kashmiri chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Coconut milk – 400 ml (2 cups)
  • Vegetable oil – ¼ cup
  • Salt and crushed black pepper to taste
  • Freshly chopped coriander – ½ cup
  • Lemon – 1
  1. Wash the chicken thoroughly and drain out all the water. Take the chicken in a bowl and add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of crushed black pepper.
  2. Give a good mix to season each chicken piece well with salt & pepper. Set the chicken aside for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat a wok and add vegetable oil to it. Once the oil is hot, add chopped onion. Sauté the onion on medium heat for 10 minutes until translucent.
  4. Add the chopped green and red chilies and give a good stir. Add ginger & garlic paste and sauté for 5 minutes until the raw smell is gone.
  5. Now add the seasoned chicken pieces and sauté those on medium for 15 to 20 minutes or until the pieces are brown on all sides.
  6. Next add the potato cubes & chopped tomatoes and give a good stir. Sprinkle the turmeric powder and Kashmiri chili powder.
  7. Stir fry the chicken with veggies & spices until the tomatoes soften and the potatoes develop some color, about 10 minutes.
  8. Now lower the heat to minimum and add the coconut milk and about a cup of water. Coconut milk thicken as it cools, so I add some water to maintain the right consistency of the chicken stew broth – neither too thick nor too thin.
  9. Bring the liquid to boil. Then cover the wok and let the chicken and veggies cook on lowest heat for 15 minutes.
  10. Uncover the wok and check the doneness of chicken and potatoes. Sprinkle about one-fourth teaspoon of black pepper powder and give a good mix. Black pepper added at the end of cooking imparts great kick!
  11. Chicken and potatoes should be completely cooked by now. Check the consistency of the broth and adjust it to your liking by adding more water if too thick or boiling off some excess if too thin.
  12. Sprinkle freshly chopped coriander leaves and give a final mix. Simmer uncovered for final 2 minutes.
  13. Switch off the flame and squeeze the juice of lemon over the chicken stew. Your chicken stew is ready to serve!
  14. Serve in individual bowls along with homemade dinner rolls and you are sorted with the most heartwarming meal of all time! Enjoy!
Recipe by Flavor Quotient at http://www.flavorquotient.com/2021/08/favorite-chicken-stew/