A very easy stew. One of the first recipes my mother taught me when I was a teenager.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large pot, put the chopped onion, chicken breast meat, carrots and potatoes. Add the salt and turmeric. Dissolve the tomato paste in water and add. If desired, add garlic powder and ground black pepper to season.

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  • Cook for 1 to 1 1/2 hours on medium low heat. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

336 calories; 1.8 g total fat; 68 mg cholesterol; 521 mg sodium. 47.1 g carbohydrates; 32.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2008
We actually really liked this I did tweek a bit by starting with Olive Oil and minced fresh garlic in Dutch oven then added the cubed chicken and I used about 1 tblsp. of the turmeric. I also added the garlic powder some salt and pepper at this point. Cooked til chicken was almost to the point of browning then added potatoes carrots onion 3tblsp. of tomato paste in 1 cup of chicken broth and added some more salt and pepper at this point due to the high volume of potatoes. I cooked on Med. low for maybe 20 minutes stirring occasionally then added 1/2 cup of frozen peas for color and used 1/2 cup of cold water to blend in about 2tblsp. of flour to thicken the stew. I also added a 1/2 tsp. of kitchen bouquet. Served with fresh baguette and it was perfect. Thank you so much for this recipe. This was the first time I have ever had chicken stew! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/24/2008
This was fine but not great once I doctored it up a bit. I did what someone else suggested and added more water and some flour to make it more like a stew. I also added a can of chicken broth. I used all the spices recommended plus some extra turmeric garlic powder and a bit of Lawry's seasoned salt. Read More
(9)
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2008
We actually really liked this I did tweek a bit by starting with Olive Oil and minced fresh garlic in Dutch oven then added the cubed chicken and I used about 1 tblsp. of the turmeric. I also added the garlic powder some salt and pepper at this point. Cooked til chicken was almost to the point of browning then added potatoes carrots onion 3tblsp. of tomato paste in 1 cup of chicken broth and added some more salt and pepper at this point due to the high volume of potatoes. I cooked on Med. low for maybe 20 minutes stirring occasionally then added 1/2 cup of frozen peas for color and used 1/2 cup of cold water to blend in about 2tblsp. of flour to thicken the stew. I also added a 1/2 tsp. of kitchen bouquet. Served with fresh baguette and it was perfect. Thank you so much for this recipe. This was the first time I have ever had chicken stew! Read More
(75)
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2008
We actually really liked this I did tweek a bit by starting with Olive Oil and minced fresh garlic in Dutch oven then added the cubed chicken and I used about 1 tblsp. of the turmeric. I also added the garlic powder some salt and pepper at this point. Cooked til chicken was almost to the point of browning then added potatoes carrots onion 3tblsp. of tomato paste in 1 cup of chicken broth and added some more salt and pepper at this point due to the high volume of potatoes. I cooked on Med. low for maybe 20 minutes stirring occasionally then added 1/2 cup of frozen peas for color and used 1/2 cup of cold water to blend in about 2tblsp. of flour to thicken the stew. I also added a 1/2 tsp. of kitchen bouquet. Served with fresh baguette and it was perfect. Thank you so much for this recipe. This was the first time I have ever had chicken stew! Read More
(75)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2006
This stew was fantastic! The only change I made was the addition of a 1/2c of chicken broth and a can of corn towards the end of cooking. I thought it was an aweful lot of potatoes but they really helped thicken the liquid and make it hearty. I think the turmeric made all the difference. I was really iffy about how it would taste but oh it was wonderful! I will make this all the time. So easy and flavorful and filling. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2004
I just made this recipe today and I have to say it was very easy. I've been wanting to make stew for quite sometime except I do not eat beef. This is a pleasant change from traditional stew. Although I did have to add some spice to make it flavorful along with some fresh garlic and zucchini. There also wasn't an abundance of sauce so I added some extra water. All and all it's a pretty comforting meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2003
My husband claimed this was the nicest thing I've ever made! It was really yummy-I normally don't eat vegetables-but I loved this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2009
My family was a bit leery of the tomato paste added to the stew because they are used to seeing more of a white based sauce in my stews. Everyone loved this stew and it was very easy to make. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/24/2008
This was fine but not great once I doctored it up a bit. I did what someone else suggested and added more water and some flour to make it more like a stew. I also added a can of chicken broth. I used all the spices recommended plus some extra turmeric garlic powder and a bit of Lawry's seasoned salt. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2007
I am sorry but this was just a basic chicken stew. Good in all rights but no pizazz. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2009
Our friends served this stew to us last night and it was delicious - I couldn't believe how easy she said it was to prepare - so I looked up the recipe and have saved it to my favorites! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2010
I was actually really surprised about this recipe! I made it because I had all the ingredients and because I wanted something new. I was kind of skeptical about how it would turn out but I got to say it was pretty good. I took some suggestions of other reviewers and tweeked the recipe. First I browned the chicken with garlic powder and black pepper before I added it to the other ingredients. Second I omitted the carrots (because we are not big fans) and the turmeric (because I couldn't find it in the grocery store). Third I used 1 cup of chicken broth (instead of water) and added 6 Tbsp. of tomato sauce (instead of tomato paste). It turned out a lot better than I expected. Thanks for a good recipe! I will definitely make this again! Read More
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