Nigerian Chicken Stew is our recipe of the day! This African stew recipe is easy, simple and delicious. Let me show you in easy steps how to make the best African chicken stew.
Today, i’ll be showing you how i prepare chicken stew. This African tomato stew is easy to make and you will love the outcome of this Nigerian Stew. You see, you only need few ingredients and you have great tasting stew you can use to eat almost any food.
Nigerian Chicken Stew Recipe
For this Nigerian Chicken Stew, I used hard Chicken called Pluvera chicken. You can use Jumbo chicken, broiler chicken or any type of chicken.
Some call this type of stew African Chicken Stew or Tomato stew. There are different variations. If cooked with beef, it’s Called Nigerian Beef Stew, If turkey is used it’s called Nigerian Turkey Stew, and Fish Stew if made with Fish.
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the blog from the start you will remember the time my dearest daughter 1 Zahrah spoilt my Sd card and I lost many unpublished food pictures.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:
2kg Chicken parts
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
How to make Nigerian Chicken Stew
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.
Nigerian Chicken stew
Enjoy with rice, yam, bread, plantain, swallow or any food of choice
Extra tips for Chicken Stew recipe
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.
You might also be interested in Nigerian Beef Stew HERE
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Nigerian Chicken Stew -Nigerian Tomato Stew
- 2 kg Chicken parts
- 1 tablespoon Curry powder
- 1 tablespoon Thyme
- 2 Can Plum tomatoes
- 6 large Bell peppers
- 4-6 Scotch bonnet
- 1 large Onion to be blended with peppers
- 1 medium Onion chopped
- 2 Bouillion (stock) cube
- Salt to taste
- Oil Vegetable or Sunflower Oil
- Put the Chicken in a pot and season with curry, thyme, stock cubes and salt. Add water and leave to boil. Boil Chicken till tender.
- Put the chicken in a tray and put in the oven to grill. Alternatively you can fry the chicken.
- Cut and spread the peppers in a tray and put in the oven to roast.
- 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.
- Heat Vegetable oil in a pot, add the chopped onions and fry for 2 minutes then add the pepper, stock cubes and salt.
- Leave the stew to cook for about 30 minutes then add the grilled chicken.
- Let fry for 5-10 minutes or till oil floats to the top and that’s chicken stew done.
This recipewas originally published March 23, 2016 and has been updated with new pictures June 2019.
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