How to make Chicken stew, the Kenyan style

- Sep 27, 2019

Chicken is a staple in the diets of many Kenyans. It’s a great source of lean protein. It is a good source of protein and is low in fat and low in sodium.


  • 1/2 kg chicken sliced into pieces
  • 2 spoonful of cooking oil
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes
  • 3 gloves of garlic
  • 1 ginger
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 chopped green pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander


  • Place the chicken pieces into a large pan and add a little water and salt.
  • Place the mixture on medium heat and cover. Let it cook for at least 40 minutes or until the chicken is tender.
  • Drain off the excess broth from the pot and set aside.
  • Add the onions and oil to the chicken and stir until the onions begin to turn golden brown.
  • Add garlic and stir for 2 minutes then add ginger and green pepper and mix well for 3 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and continue mixing in between until they are tender and fully cooked.
  • Pour in the chicken broth into the mix.
  • Cover and let simmer for three minutes.
  • Add coriander and cover for a minute before removing from heat.
  • Your meal is ready to serve.
  • Chicken stew can be served with rice, ugali, mukimo or chapati. 
  • Enjoy your meal!

Remember that even though chicken is healthy, low-calorie food for dieters, overeating any food can cause weight gain. Ensure you eat in moderation and not overdoing it.

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