How to make Traditional Zimbabwean Chicken Stew


700g chicken portions

1/2 medium onion (chopped)

1 whole tomato (chopped)

1/4 green pepper (chopped)

1 tsp salt

5 tbsp fresh cream

450ml water

oil for frying



With your ingredients ready, Place your chicken portions into a good sized pot. 

Add water (300 ml) and salt (1tsp). 

Partly cover and bring to the boil for about 10 – 15 minutes or until the water is finished.

Add oil to the pot and brown the chicken. 

When the chicken has browned up add garlic (1 clove, chopped)  and ginger (1/4 tsp, chopped) and stir. Add onions ( 1/2 medium onion, chopped) and sweat them (2 minutes). 

Add tomatoes (1 whole tomato, chopped) and green pepper (1/4 green pepper, chopped) and stir. 

When the tomatoes and pepper are cooked through add water (150 ml) and fresh cream (4 tbsp). 

Stir and simmer on low heat for 5 minutes so all the flavours can marry.


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