Easy No fuss Kenyan Chicken Stew

If there dishes I RARELY cook it must be straight forward stews. You know like the ones you eat at every Kenyan wedding and find in most homes. I don’t know why, I like to add excitement to my dishes, I love to try something new every other time, add a new spice, try some new cuisine just anything away from the ordinary, But once in a while I feel like eating something simple and different and more Kenyan. That’s when I make this dish.

It very simple and you can use this as a base recipe and add anything you like. You can add curry powder, garam masala, chicken masala, peas, potatoes,  ANYTHING you like. HAPPY COOKING!!!



Easy No fuss Kenyan Chicken Stew



Easy No Fuss Chicken Stew

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 4-6


  1. 1 broiler chicken
  2. 2 onions, sliced
  3. 2 tablespoons crushed garlic
  4. 1 teaspoon crushed ginger
  5. 2 tomatoes
  6. 2 chillies diced, optional
  7. A large bunch of Dhania( coriander), chopped ( I love Dhania so I tend to use a lot you can use less)
  8. 1-2 teaspoons of Royco dissolved in water (Royco is a beef seasoning powder)
  9. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


Put the onions and oil in a pan and cook over medium to high heat till the onions are soft. Add ginger and garlic and cook till fragrant, add the chicken and mix well. Reduce the heat and cover.

Cook for 5-7 minutes, add salt and chillies if using. Cook till the chicken starts to brown. Add water if needed. This should be around 10 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and cover. Let this steam through for 4-6 minutes then peel off the tomato peel. Stir the tomato into the chicken. Add Dhania and cover till chicken is cooked through.

Finally add the royco and bring the stew to a boil. Serve hot.



Written by David Mwakodi
  • GN

    Now this I have to try seeing as I love stews…