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Indian Chicken Stew
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins

Easy Indian Chicken Stew. Dairy free and ready in under an hour on the stove OR under 15 minutes in the electric pressure cooker!

Course: Mains
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dairy free indian recipes, easy indian chicken recipe, indian chicken stew, indian instant pot recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 325 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
5 from 8 votes
Indian Chicken Stew (with Instant Pot option) from www.EverydayMaven.com
  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
  • 8 medium cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 small jalapeno chopped
  • 2 inch piece fresh ginger root peeled and chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs trimmed of any visible fat
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 14.5 ounce can coconut milk (1.5 cups)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro roughly chopped
  1. Prep garlic, ginger, jalapeno and onion for chopping.

    Indian Chicken Stew Ingredients from www.EverydayMaven.com
  2. I used the food processor to save time. First, I put in the garlic, peeled ginger and jalapeno (all cut into chunks. Pulse a couple times until just chopped and then add in onion sections. Pulse a couple times.

    Indian Chicken Stew Ingredients from www.EverydayMaven.com
  3. Trim chicken thighs of any visible fat and set aside. Measure spices into a small dish.
  4. Heat a heavy-bottomed pot or dutch oven over medium high heat. Add oil and once hot, add onion and garlic mixture. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft.

    Indian Chicken Stew Ingredients from www.EverydayMaven.com
  5. Add in trimmed chicken thighs and cook for another 5 minutes or so until they begin to brown, flipping once.Now, add in the spice mixture and cook for 1 minute until fragrant, stirring to coat the chicken.

    Indian Chicken Stew Ingredients from www.EverydayMaven.com
  6. Pour in coconut milk and fish sauce and bring to a boil. Immediately cover, lower to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Indian Chicken Stew Ingredients from www.EverydayMaven.com
  7. Remove chicken thighs to a cutting board and cube into 1" pieces, set aside. Meanwhile, turn up the light under the coconut milk sauce until it is boiling.

  8. Slightly lower the light, keeping a nice strong simmer and reduce sauce for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Add chicken back to sauce, remove from heat, toss in cilantro and stir.

    Indian Chicken Stew Ingredients from www.EverydayMaven.com
  9. Serve hot over rice or cauliflower rice and Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Indian Chicken Stew
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 325 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 215mg72%
Sodium 1545mg67%
Potassium 631mg18%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 325IU7%
Vitamin C 4.8mg6%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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