How to prepare Nigerian chicken stew

How to prepare Nigerian stew with chicken

Every Nigerian loves Nigerian chicken stew no matter where they reside. Nigerian chicken stew is a classic recipe which is also very delicious.

Nigerian chicken stew can be eaten from boiled rice to soups and as a dip, with almost everything.

To make Nigerian chicken stew, there is no hard or soft rule, some people like it well fried while others like it lighten. For the sake of intense taste, we would say the majority want theirs well fried or thick. This classic Nigerian stew recipe is simple and you can also use any meat of any kind to accomplish this.

But today, we will be guiding you on how to prepare Nigerian stew with chicken.

Nigerian stew cooks best with vegetable oil. Although curry and thyme may or may not be added to the stew, it is essential that you use it to cook your favorite protein. The authentic Nigerian chicken stew taste, full of flavor and depth, is to be achieved. If you choose to use palm oil for this recipe for any reason, we recommend that you do not use curry and thyme, as palm oil doesn’t work well with this spice and herbs.

Ingredients for Nigerian Chicken Stew

  • Nigerian pepper mix boiled, 8 cups.
  • Pieces of hard chicken, 18 pieces
  • 2 medium onion chopped, this will be used in boiling the chicken and later used in the stew
  • Chicken bouillon cubes usage will be according to preference
  • 1 tsp ginger powder which can be substituted with fresh ones, minced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder which can be substituted with fresh ones, minced
  • 1/2 tsp of thyme spice
  • 1 tsp of curry spice
  • Vegetable oil, about 2 cups
  • Salt to taste.
  • 1 cup of chicken broth, this broth is gotten from boiling the chicken.
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This chicken stew can be enjoyed with anything, soup staples such as ewedu, okra, all kinds of Efo and white rice are usually served with

Directions for preparing Nigerian chicken stew

  • Rinse the chicken and place it in a bowl, put the bowl over medium heat, add the ginger, garlic, curry, thyme, salt, 1 chopped onion, cubes of bullion, and water. Stir to combine, and bring to a boil until tender. Fry the chicken and then set it aside.How to prepare Nigerian stew with chicken
  • Place a pan that is large enough to cook the stew at medium heat, add vegetable oil, the one used to fry the chicken can be used, and heat for 2-3 minutes. Add chopped onions and fry until the onions are translucent and heat reductionHow to prepare Nigerian stew with chicken
  • Stir pepper carefully in hot oil and cook for around 3-5 minutes, then add the tomatoes mix. After a while, add seasoning and salt and allow to cook for a few more minutes
  • How to prepare Nigerian stew with chicken
  • Add chicken broth/water to make the stew lighter.How to prepare Nigerian stew with chicken
  • Attach the fried or grilled chicken and start cooking over medium heat until stew stops foaming and the oil starts to spill over the stew. If you see too much oil floating on your stew, don’t worry, you have done well. Just scoop the stew’s excess oil and hold for some other dish or discard.
  • by this time, your chicken stew will be well cooked and ready to be served with any food of your choice.How to prepare Nigerian stew with chicken


Cooking this stew is fairly straight forward and the result is superb. Just follow the simple steps as outline above and give us feedback on the outcome of your food. Enjoy your chicken stew.

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Where to buy Chickens in Akwa Ibom State

Since chicken is the only meat that has no negative health conditions, you can always use it to prepare any local and continental dishes of your choice. In Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, you can buy chickens from at the following locations;

  • Uyo, The Akwa Ibom State capital:

    Number 215 Udo Umana Street opposite Akpan Andem Market, Uyo

  • Oron, Akwa Ibom State:

    Number 27 Market Square by Aba Street, Oron, Akwa Ibom State

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