Health, Fitness & Lifestyle Nigeria

Chicken Stew

chicken stew


– 1.5kg chicken ( already cut or drumsticks)
– 6 fresh chilies/cayenne pepper/ atarodo
– 1 kg / 10-12 fresh tomatoes
– 2 red bell pepper
– 2 large onions
– 2 clove garlic
– 1 teaspoonful grated ginger
– 170g tin tomatoes puree/paste
– 1/2 teaspoon thyme
– 1 teaspoon curry
– 4 cooking spoonful vegetable
– seasonings
– salt to taste

What you do

Wash the chicken thoroughly and then season with salt, add 1 onion(sliced), 2 chopped cayenne pepper,grated ginger,crushed/grated garlic, thyme, curry and 2 cubed seasoning(eg maggi or knor). Add a little water and cook until tender.

Take out the chicken,and set the stock aside. You can then grill the cooked chicken or heat up half of the oil in a pan and fry the cooked chicken until brown but not too dry.

Ground the fresh tomatoes, 4 cayenne pepper/chilies, the 2 bell peppers and 1 whole onions together. Pour into a pot, heat up the mixture until all or most of the liquid/water dry up and it becomes a thick tomatoes paste.

In another pot, add 4 cooking spoonful vegetable oil, heat it up, add 1 sliced onion, stir and then add the boiled tomatoes paste, fry for 10 – 15 minutes, stirring at interval. Add the tin tomatoes puree/paste, stir and fry for 5 minutes. Stir in the chicken stock and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Finally add salt, seasonings and the fried or grilled chicken, allow to simmer for 5 minutes

Serve with Boiled rice and fried plantain or with boiled yam.

NB: Amount of pepper/chillies used depend on how hot or pepperish you like your food.

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