Mama’s Chicken & Potato Stew

I think you have guessed by now that I love to cook and love to post about recipes, this recipe is a childhood favorite and now that I have become a wife myself this dish is a favorite in my household as well.

When I posted the photos of this dish, or cooked it for family and friends, everyone raved about it and wanted the recipe, so I decided to write it here! It’s very simple to make but needs time for it to grow tender and melting. You can cook the same dish with meat as well, different spices of course, but same concept. Here’s what you’ll need:


Meat stew


  • salt and pepper (if you are cooking it with meat, don’t salt or pepper, the salt makes the meat go hard, put salt in the stew, and the meat spices have a generous amount of black pepper, unless you like your food hot).
  • potatoes (as much as you think you need)
  • chicken or meat (as much as you think you need)
  • one large onion
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • coriander
  • chicken spice or meat spice (if you cook it with meat use a dash of cinnamon while caramelizing the onion)
  • hot water
  • rice as side dish

Chicken stew


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, spices, salt, and pepper in oil until the onion is golden, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir chicken in, let the caramelized onion and spices engulfs it, then cover it with tinfoil, and let the natural juices of both chicken and onion cook the mixture slightly.
  • Don’t let your chicken and onion go dry or burn; on the side, you’ll preheat a generous amount of water for your rice and stew.
  • Cover your stew with water and let it cook on law heat.
  • On the side with a frying pan, your cut and cleaned potatoes are ready to be golden and fried, fry them batch by batch and put them on an absorbing napkin.
  • After an hour or two, depending on your stove, the chicken would be meltingly soft, add your potatoes. Taste the soup, of it’s not as you like it add Maggi Chicken Stock Cubes. Leave them to cook.
  • On the side, squash your cloves, cut them, small size, add them in a small pan with heated olive oil, when they change color immediately add a splash of your soup on them, they will make the sweetest sound, than pour them on the stew and move them. The smell should be divine!
  • Chop your coriander however you like it and add it to the stew, give it a stir. Let it cook for 5-10 minutes and it’s ready to be served!



Bon appetit!

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