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Chicken Stew

Recipe Category: Chicken, Non-veg side dishes
Author: Shaan Geo

Chicken Stew

Chicken stew is a very delicious and warming meal. The best part is that it is easy to make and you can explore many different variations of this mouthwatering dish. This unique non veg stew is an indispensable part of Christmas menu in Kerala. Keralites cannot imagine a Christmas breakfast without the chicken stew and appam. Even otherwise, this tasty stew with appam is a popular breakfast in Kerala. The simple and aromatic stew never fails to win the hearts of everyone. The stew is made by slowly simmering chicken and potato cubes in a lightly spiced coconut milk base. One can also choose to add vegetables such as beans, carrots and peas to increase the nutritional value of the chicken stew. Besides appam, the chicken stew makes for a great side dish for paratha, roti, puttu and rice. The recipe, being a comfort food, is enjoyed by everybody. It is a common dish that is served at various social gatherings like family reunions, church fellowships and community fundraisers. Since a long time ago, chicken stew was a trendsetter in marriages, particularly in Syrian Catholic weddings.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3


  • Chicken Cleaned - ½ kg
  • Potato ഉരുളക്കിഴങ്ങ് - 1 No (medium size)
  • Cinnamon കറുവാപ്പട്ട - 3 Pieces (1 inch each)
  • Clove ഗ്രാമ്പു - 6 Nos
  • Cardamom ഏലക്കാ - 4 Nos
  • Peppercorn കുരുമുളക് - 2 Tea spoon
  • Cashew nut കശുവണ്ടി - 10 Nos (optional)
  • Raisins ഉണക്ക മുന്തിരി - 10 Nos (optional)
  • Coriander powder മല്ലിപ്പൊടി – 1 Tea spoon
  • Garam Masala ഗരം മസാല - ½ Tea spoon
  • Ginger ഇഞ്ചി – 1 Inch Piece
  • Garlic വെളുത്തുള്ളി - 5 Cloves
  • Green chilli പച്ചമുളക് – 4 Nos
  • Shallot ചെറിയ ഉള്ളി - 6 Nos
  • Onion സവോള - 2 Nos (medium size)
  • Thin coconut milk കട്ടികുറഞ്ഞ തേങ്ങ പാല്‍ - 2 Cup
  • Thick coconut milk കട്ടികൂടിയ തേങ്ങ പാല്‍ - ¾ Cup
  • Lemon Juice നാരങ്ങനീര് - ½ Table spoon
  • Curry leaves കറിവേപ്പില - 2 Sprigs
  • Coconut Oil വെളിച്ചെണ്ണ – 4 Table Spoons
  • Salt ഉപ്പ് - To taste


  • Cut chicken into small pieces, clean it well and keep aside.
  • Fine chop ginger, garlic, onion, shallots and green chillies. Peel the potatoes and cut it into medium size cubes. Crush cardamom and peppercorns.
  • Heat 3 table spoons of coconut oil in a cooking pan (preferably non-stick). Put cinnamon, clove and cardamom. Stir it for a few seconds.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add garlic, ginger and green chilly. Sauté it for a few seconds and then add finely chopped onions. Continue sautéing by adding a little salt.
  • When the onions turn golden brown, reduce the heat to low flame. Add 1 tea spoon of coriander powder and ½ tea spoon of garam masala. Stir it for a few seconds.
  • Add chicken pieces, potatoes, curry leaves (1 sprig) and ½ table spoon of lemon juice. Turn the heat to high and mix well. Stir occasionally for 5 minutes.
  • Pour 2 cups of thin coconut milk and combine well. Cook it covered until done. (Reduce the heat to medium when it starts boiling. Give a stir in between.)
  • When the chicken stew is cooked completely, add crushed peppercorns and combine it. Using a ladle, mash a few potato pieces so that the gravy becomes thicker. Now add ¾ cup of thick coconut milk and stir well. Remove from the heat when it starts boiling.
  • Heat 1 table spoon of coconut oil in a cooking pan. Fry cashew nuts and raisins separately until golden brown and add to the chicken stew. To the same pan (in the remaining oil), put shallots and curry leaves (1 sprig). Sauté until shallots become golden brown. Add this to the prepared stew and mix well.
  • Transfer the chicken stew into a serving dish and serve hot.


1) You can use pepper powder instead of crushed pepper. But, I strongly recommend using freshly crushed black pepper for better taste and colour.
2) You can add vegetables such as beans, carrots and green peas to increase the nutritional value of this dish.
3) To avoid the raw odour of chicken, 1 table spoon of vinegar or lemon juice can be used when cleaning it.
4) Enjoy the chicken stew with appam, bread, idiyappam, rice, chappathi, paratha, etc.


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Author: Shaan Geo

According to me cooking is an equal-opportunity talent and I find that anybody can cook. It is not limited by the age, profession, caste, colour or creed of a person. What is needed is the love for cooking. For me the passion for cooking does not stop in the kitchen, when I travel, I continue to be inspired by eating in some of the best restaurants around the world.

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15 comments on “Chicken Stew

I like kerala food. I tried roasted chicken as starter. It experienced very nice.

    Ashok, Glad to know that you love Kerala Cuisine. Thanks for trying these recipes. See you here often.

Hi, From last one week am looking for a good chicken stew recipe. Thanks for this, I am going to make this on X’mas and will let you know the feedback.

    Aathira, Glad to know that you found the recipe what you were looking for the last one week. Hope it will work out well for you. Waiting for your feedback. Happy X’mas 🙂

5 stars
Good Morning Shaan, Merryy X’masss!!! I am very happy today because of your chicken stew recipe. Thank you sooo muchh. I tried your recipe and its comes very well my hubby likes it a lottt. And also tried pavakka mezukuperati both are awesome. Keep posting more recipes we are waiting.

    Good Morning Aathira. Wish you and your family Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Glad to know that you enjoyed the chicken stew and the mezhukkupratti. Thank you very much for finding time to share your feedback here.

5 stars
Thanks for the chicken stew recipe. Itzz very tasty my mom lyks it lot.. Thk u so much.. I prepared this dish on my moms birthday.

    Ramziusam, Thank you very much for trying this recipe and also for the feedback. Glad to know that you and your mom enjoyed it. My birthday wishes to your mom 🙂

5 stars
Hey I’v tried it along with ma mom’s help. My brother was exited with ma cooking and thanks a lot coz I W’s able to satisfy ma wudb.

    Asmi, glad to know that you done it well and surprised your beloved ones. My best wishes!

4 stars
Thanks for the recipe. It was really yummy.

5 stars
Tried your egg cutlet recipe and now I have decided to try out all your recipes. Thank you. It turned out awesome.

    Suganthi, Thanks for trying the recipes and also for the feedback.

5 stars

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