Nigerian Chicken Stew – Recipe


Chicken! Ahh chicken! Chicken is tasty! I almost get Homer Simpson – like sensational feelings when I think of this recipe. Chicken is also cheap and healthy. This Nigerian chicken stew (red tomato stew) is aromatic, flavorful and simply delicious. The classic Nigerian stew used to be prepared with a lot of oil, but in this chicken stew recipe , we made use of adequate amount of oil, but if you want an oil-less Nigerian stew, feel free to scoop out as much oil as you feel okay with. Ok, lets do some chicken stew.

Ingredients – Nigerian Chicken Stew

For boiling the chicken

  • 1kg chicken(whole or chicken drumsticks)
  • 1 medium sized onions(sliced)
  • 2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ginger powder
  • 1 tablespoonful oregano/thyme
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary(optional)
  • 1 tablespoon curry
  • 3 tablespoon seasoning powder(to taste)
  • 2 to 3 cups water

For the nigerian chicken stew

  • 2kg Fresh Tomatoes or tinned tomato puree(the watery type)
  • 5 large bell peppers(tatashe)
  • 5 Habanero Pepper (atarodo)
  • 1 medium bulbs Onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 thumb ginger

(blend the 5 ingredients as seen in the recipe)

  • 500ml Vegetable Oil
  • 1 medium bulbs Onions(chopped)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 100g Canned tomato paste(the smallest De Rica brand thick tomato paste(optional)
  • chicken stock from the boiled chicken in recipe
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Thyme/oregano
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon curry
  • 1 tablespoon seasoning powder(to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon seasoning powder
  • Salt to taste
  • the boiled chicken as seen in the recipe

Wrap Up

Just follow the instructions in the video, and you will have a very tasty dinner. The Nigerian Chicken Stew is commonly served with boiled and fried yams, Boiled rice, plantain recipes and beans recipes. You can also eat it with a nice salad.

And remember one thing. The reason chicken is almost always included in a healthy diet is because it is basically a lean meat, which means it doesn’t have much of that horrible fat. So, eating chicken regularly basis can actually help you lose weight in a very healthy way. Apart from protein, chicken is also chock full of calcium and phosphorous. Chicken has long been considered a healthy alternative to red meat.

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