Red Chicken with Vegetables


Chicken thighs prepared with onions and tomato paste, seasoned with turmeric and stirred together with carrots and potatoes. Serve hot over cooked white rice, if desired. Make sure that a nice amount of the chicken 'gravy' is served on the rice!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons ground turmeric

  • 6 chicken thighs

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 2 cups water

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 carrots

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

  • 2 potatoes, cubed


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add onions and turmeric and saute; when onions are brown, add chicken and saute for about 10 minutes, or until chicken is almost cooked through.

  2. Add tomato paste, water and salt and pepper to taste. Stir together, reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, during which the 'gravy' should thicken.

  3. Meanwhile, put carrots in a small saucepan; add sugar and cook until carrots are soft to caramelize. When cooked, drain carrots. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a small skillet over medium heat, add carrots and saute. Set aside.

  4. Heat remaining 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large skillet, add potatoes and fry. (If desired, add a pinch of turmeric and a pinch of salt.) Add carrots and potatoes to chicken, stir all together and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

853 Calories
43g Fat
91g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 853
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 55%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 503mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 91g 33%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 62g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 43mg 214%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 1548mg 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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