Chicken stew recipe

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Hello, stressed parents! Indeed, weeknights are a mad dash. But this chicken stew recipe is sure to be your lifesaver in delivering that full, home-cooked taste onto the table in no time. What's the magic bullet? A traditional Nigerian stew base passed down through generations. These slow-cooked tomatoes and spices from Michiz Foods bring out the depth of flavor in this dish that really makes it exemplary. Bonus? It's a great way to expose your kids to new, exciting food.

A little brief history: Stews like these have been staples among several Nigerian communities for hundreds of years.
Families would gather around the pot of simmering goodies, sharing stories and laughter. Now, I may not have all day to spend in the kitchen, but this recipe lets me recreate that tradition with a modern twinkle in my eye, thanks to the Nigerian Stew Base from Michiz Foods. It's like having a secret family recipe in your pantry.

Let's be real, with work, school, and about a million other things competing for our attention, dinner can sometimes feel out of the question. But this recipe? It's a total game-changer.
Give it a try and let me know how your family likes it.

Here's what you'll need (and don't worry, it's not complicated!).



  •  1 jar of Michiz Foods Nigerian Stew Base (We think it is incredible, but feel free to use whichever brand you prefer.)
  • 1-2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1kg grilled chicken, pre-cooked or left over
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Basmati rice
  • Water
  • Salt


  1. Pour out the Nigerian stew base into a saucepan. And that, my friends, is where the magic happens, really! Those tomatoes and spices being simmered in there are going to make such a great aroma in your kitchen—it's like walking right into Nigeria.
  2. Add the chicken broth and let it come to a simmer. Let it gently bubble for a few minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  3. Now, the fun part! Add your pre-cooked grilled chicken to the simmering stew. Get creative Leftover grilled chicken breasts, thighs, or even shredded chicken—all good!
  4. Come have this all simmer a few minutes longer, just until your chicken is warmed through.
  5. Taste test! The stew base should be seasoned perfectly, but feel free to add a pinch of salt to customize to your family's taste buds.
  6. While the stew cooks, whip up a pot of fluffy steamed rice. Basmati works perfectly but use whatever type you have on hand. Just follow the package instructions.
  7. Dinner is served, Plate your delicious chicken stew over the steamed rice and include coleslaw or some fried plantains as a tasty and colorful side.

Winner, winner, chicken stew dinner It's a surefire way to get your family peeling the smiles right off their faces and filling those hungry tummies. Moreover, it's one of the best ways to introduce them to this amazing world of Nigerian cuisine.

Now, go forth and conquer those weeknights If you do have any questions or recipe variations, please don't hesitate to leave a comment below. I would really love to hear from you.

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