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Arabian Chicken Stew

Hearty and healthy chicken stew can be served with rice or bread. Is a popular scrumptious Arabian dish. 
Course Main
Cuisine Arabian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 5
Calories 375kcal


  • 450 gm skinless chicken thighs
  • 450 gm skinless chicken legs
  • Or 900gm skinless chicken cut into eight pieces
  • 2 large tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 medium zucchini diced
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 large potato diced
  • 1 large carrot diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 3/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 8 cups boiling water


  • In a hot pan, add oil and onion, cook until onion turns light brown.
  • Add the chicken and cook on medium heat until you see light brown patches on both sides of chicken.
  • Add the potatoes and carrot and stir for three minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, stir for three minutes, then cover the pan and let it cook on medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes. (Do check on it so it doesn't burn since the heat of different stoves varies and my medium heat might be high on your stove.)
  • Add the garlic and spices and stir to combine.
  • Add the zucchini and tomato paste and stir for two minutes.
  • Now is the time to season with salt, then Add the boiling water and let the stew cook for 45 – 50 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.
  • Add the coriander and stir for three minutes.
  • Serve hot.


Calories: 375kcal