Hope you are all having a good week. Today’s recipe is for chicken stew. I smiled to myself writing this post because I remember this should have made it to the blog ages ago. If you have been following the blog from the start you will remember the time my dearest daughter 1 Zahrah spoilt my Sd card and I lost many unpublished food pictures. Chicken stew pictures were among the pictures lost. I have only now recently taken the step by step pictures again so it’s a good time to publish. So fam, let’s do this:
2 400g plum tomatoes
6 Bell peppers
1 Onion (to be blended with peppers)
4-6 Scotch bonnet
1 Onion (chopped)
Vegetable or Sunflower oil
1) Put the Chicken in a pot and season with curry, thyme, stock cubes and salt. Add water and leave to boil.2) Boil Chicken till tender.
3) Put the chicken in a tray and put in the oven to grill. Alternatively you can fry the Chicken.
4) Cut and spread the peppers in a tray and put in the oven to roast.
5) Now add the plum tomatoes and roasted peppers in a blender and blend till smooth.
Don’t add water to blend. Just use the plum as base. See how thick and rich the pepper is.
6) Heat Vegetable oil in a pot, add the chopped onions and fry for 2 minutes then add the pepper, stock cubes and salt.
7) Leave the stew to cook for about 30 minutes then add the grilled chicken
8) Let fry for 5-10 minutes or till oil floats to the top and that’s chicken stew done.
Enjoy with rice, yam, bread, plantain, swallow or any food of choice
Roasting the peppers reduce the frying time and no need to boil the peppers after blending.
Roasting the peppers adds more flavour to the stew.
Use broiler or Pluvera chicken over other types. They give intense flavour and taste. I love me hard chicken so might be biased.
Grilling the chicken is healthier than frying
Decant Oil from the stew after frying if you’d like to reduce oil content.
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See you in my next post.
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