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simple chicken stew recipe

Simple Chicken Stew Recipe

Making a quick, easy, and simple chicken stew recipe with coconut milk and without vegetables. I tried this recipe after eating in an Indian restaurant and comes out so well with a unique stew taste and aroma. Now it becomes a family favorite so sharing it with my web family.
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Course: curry, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Keyword: Chicken stew, chicken stew recipe, simple chicken stew recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 Persons
Calories: 395kcal
Author: Hina


  • 750 g Chicken
  • 1.5 tbsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • 7 Whole Red Pepper
  • ½ cup Chopped Onion
  • ½ tsp Coriander Seeds
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Chopped
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 1 Tomato Cubes
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • Fresh Coriander for Garnishing


  • In a pan, add oil and heat it up.
  • Add cumin seeds and red whole pepper and let it pop for a few seconds.
  • Now add chopped onion and fry until it gets a light pink color.
  • Now add coriander seeds and salt to fry onion.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste.
  • Saute on high medium heat.
  • Now add chicken and cook on high heat until chicken changes color.
  • Season with red chili, turmeric, and coriander powder.
  • Add yogurt and tomatoes. Make sure to peel tomato skin.
  • Cook until it converts into a form of gravy.
  • Now add 100 ml of water.
  • Cover and cook for 25 minutes on low/medium heat.
  • After 25 minutes, add garam masala powder and coconut milk.
  • Cook and cover for the next 10 minutes.
  • Now the ‘chicken stew’ is ready to serve!
  • Garnish with fresh coriander.


  • Use chicken with bones as it creates more taste in curry. 
  • Always cook chicken on high heat to make it more juicy, soft, and tender.
  • Prefer to use fresh coconut milk and if you don't have then add canned milk. 
  • If you like to add vegetables then add potato and carrots cubes in the same recipe. 
  • You can make variations in spice as per your taste buds. 


Serving: 100g | Calories: 395kcal