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Chicken Stew

African Chicken Stew - tasty chicken dish smothered in a savory aromatic tomato sauce the African way served with coconut rice. A great no-fuss quick and easy weeknight meal!
Course Main
Cuisine African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 5 -7 people
Calories 434kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 3 1/2- 4 pound chicken cut in pieces
  • 1 can tomatoes puree
  • 4-5 roma tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • ¼ cup parsley
  • 2-3 large basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon powder
  • 2 green onion chopped whites and green parts
  • 1 small bell pepper slicked
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Season chicken with, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Blend tomatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, parsley and basil leaves.
  • Pour the tomatoes blend in to a large sauce- pan, add tomato puree, paprika, thyme, white pepper and any other spice with about 2 cups of chicken stock or water. Bring to a boil, and let it simmer stirring occasionally to prevent burns, for about 20-30 minutes.
  • In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat, until hot, and then add the chicken and sauté stirring, frequently, any browned bits off the bottom of the pot, until chicken is brown. Add chicken, bell pepper to the pot of stew, with about ¼ -1/2 cup oil. Cook for about 5-10 minutes. Adjust seasonings and soup consistency to taste with salt pepper and chicken stock.


Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 376mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1925IU | Vitamin C: 47.4mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2.7mg