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Spice up Your Kitchen with Authentic Nigerian Stew: A Flavorful Recipe!

Nigerian Stew is a flavorful and hearty dish that is a staple in Nigerian cuisine. The rich and aromatic flavors of this stew make it a favorite among many, and its origins date back to traditional Nigerian cooking practices. Today, I’m excited to share with you a delicious recipe for making Nigerian Stew at home that will surely tantalize your taste buds.


  • 2 pounds of chicken drumsticks or thighs
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon of ground crayfish (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil

Preparation Steps:

  1. In a large pot, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add chopped onions and minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  2. Add the chicken pieces to the pot and brown on all sides, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add diced bell peppers, tomatoes, and tomato paste to the pot. Stir well to combine.
  4. Season with ground crayfish (if using), thyme, curry powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Pour in chicken broth, cover the pot, and simmer on low heat for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve hot over rice or your favorite side dish.

Cooking Time & Servings:
Total cooking time: 1 hour
Servings: 4-6

Nutritional Information:
Calories per serving: 350
Protein: 25g
Carbohydrates: 15g
Fat: 20g

Tips and Tricks:

  • You can substitute the chicken with beef, fish, or tofu for a different variation of the stew.
  • For a spicier kick, add some scotch bonnet peppers or cayenne pepper to the stew.
  • Make this stew ahead of time and let it sit overnight to allow the flavors to meld together for an even tastier dish.

In conclusion, Nigerian Stew is a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for any occasion. I hope you enjoy making this recipe and sharing it with your friends and family. Feel free to customize it to suit your taste and dietary preferences. Let me know in the comments how your Nigerian Stew turns out, and don’t forget to tag me on social media when you share your culinary creations. Happy cooking!

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