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Chicken Stew is a comfort food for me. I love the one my mom makes. It’s healthy nutritious and super yum. Sometimes I find it tastier than a curry! Every household I guess has their own version of chicken stew. I have made some tweaks in my mom’s recipe and today I am sharing my own Homestyle Chicken Stew with carrot and leek.


Carrots are rich in Vitamin A, C, K and B8

Carrots provide beta carotene and fiber

Leeks are good source of Vitamin A, B6, C, K, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium and Manganese

Chicken is obviously white meat and good protein. If you get free range chicken then nothing like it.

Prep Time
Cook Time
Total Time
 10 min
30 min
40 min

Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2


  • Chicken – ½ kg, in small peices
  • Red Onion – 1 peeled and chooped
  • Carrot – 3 peeled and sliced
  • Leek – 2 chopped (only the white and light green tender parts)
  • Ginger – ½ inch grated
  • Garlic – 3 cloves, minced
  • Milk – 2 tablespoon
  • Chicken Stock – 500 ml
  • Salt & Pepper – to taste
  • Red Chili Flakes – a dash
  • Dried Oregano – 1 teaspoon
  • Olive oil – 3 tablespoons
  • Flour – 2 teaspoon for dusting


  • Dust the chicken pieces with flour and keep aside.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon Olive oil in a pan and lightly sauté the chicken.
  • Remove the chicken and keep aside in a bowl
  • Add the rest of olive oil in the same pan
  • Add minced garlic in the oil and fry on low heat till garlic gives off a wonderful aroma
  • Add onion, carrot, leek and sauté
  • Add grated ginger
  • Add little salt, cover and cook for 2 minutes in low heat.
  • When the leeks turn translucent add chicken stock, milk, chili flakes and oregano
  • Cover and cook for 20 minutes or till chicken is tender
  • Scoop out chicken and vegetables in a bowl and reduce the stock on high heat for 5-10 minutes to make a thicker stew.
  • Serve hot on a bed of rice or with bread.


When you dust chicken with flour it helps in two ways
  • browning the chicken while frying
  • making the stew little thicker and not very watery

Enjoy a good healthy meal.

Until next time, Cheers!

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