Perfect Nigerian Chicken Stew with Health Benefits

Chicken Stew

Perfect Nigerian Chicken Stew

Chicken stew is one of my favourite not just because it is delicious but because of its fantastic health benefits. As a matter of fact, it is recommended for sick people because of its richness in protein and calories.

The secret to a delicious chicken stew or any other meat stew is to boil the chicken with source and dehydrate it either by frying or roasting. When introducing the dehydrated chicken back to the stew, it will have to hydrate itself with the stew source which makes it delicious. Chicken has its own natural flavour which gives the stew nice aroma.

Some of the Health Benefits of Chicken Stew

Chicken stew is very high in Protein, Vitamins and calories which are needed in the body system. When the body system especially when a person is sick, these vitamins are needed in large quantities to boost the immune system. It is part of the reasons why chicken stew is recommended for sick people.

When the body is going through high dehydration, i.e. you noticed you are visiting the bathroom often and often, the body system get dehydrated.  Chicken stew is a high source of fluids and electrolyte which are necessary for hydration to reenergise the body system.

It has been scientifically proven that Chicken stew either through the aroma sensed or through the mechanism related to taste, appear to possess an additional substance in increasing nasal mucus velocity.

Fat : Fat is an essential nutrient as it gives energy and helps the body absorb the vitamins it needs to function properly. Although, too much of fat isn’t healthy.

Cholesterol : The human body needs some cholesterol to make hormones and other substances to help in food digestion.


  • Tomatoes
  • Scotch bonnet
  • Tatashe
  • Onions
  • Curry powder
  • Thyme
  • Ginger and/or garlic
  • Vegetable oil
  • Chicken


  1. Blend together the tomatoes, scotch bonnet, tatashe, ginger, garlic with onions to form a smooth puree.
  2. Wash, clean and rinse the Chicken
  3. Slice a small bulb of onions.

Cooking Directions

Cooking time : 1hr 30 minutes

  1. Pour puree into a sizable cooking pot and bring to boil on a medium heat. Be sure to boil until excess water from the puree is dried up.
  2. In another pot, boil Chicken with seasonings, also on medium heat. When meat is tender, remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Dehydrate the boiled Chicken by frying in hot vegetable oil till it turns golden brown.
  4. Heat up vegetable oil in another pot, add some onions, add the dried up puree. Allow to fry for 20 minutes. Add meat stock and stir, ensure it forms your desired texture (slightly thickened).If stew mistakenly becomes watery, mix 1 or 2 tablespoons of cornflour or cornstarch with water to form a paste, then pour the paste gradually into the stew and stir.Add seasoning cubes and salt to taste, then stir again, allow simmering for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the fried chicken, allow to simmer for 5 minutes. 5. Bring down from heat and then serve.


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