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Kenyan Style Kuku Kienyeji Stew

This recipe for making kuku kienyeji stew is simple and wholesome. And because ’tis the season… I prepared it to go along with the chapatis, rice, mukimo, pilau et. al 😉

If you are anything like me, it is highly unlikely that you will come across a broiler chicken during holiday festivities. So it’ll come in handy to be able to put together a kuku kienyeji stew in no time! Here’s what you need:


1/2 Chicken
1 Red onion
1 Green capsicum
3 small Carrots
1/2 cup Green peas
3 Tomatoes
4 small Potatoes
3 cloves of Garlic
Ginger to taste
1 tbsp Soy sauce
Salt to taste
Chicken stock
3-4 tbsp Vegetable oil
Black pepper to taste

Sage to taste


Begin by boiling the chicken until it’s cooked and tender. Drain out the stock and set aside.

Next, boil the green peas and then blanche them.

Now place the tomatoes in hot water for 10 minutes then peel the skin off.

Let’s Cook!

Heat 3 table spoons of vegetable oil in a skillet and place the chicken in it. Cook until  lightly browned then remove and set aside. In the same skillet, place the onions and then the garlic and ginger. Saute until the onions are translucent then add the chicken.

Drizzle 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and lightly sprinkle sage. Stir and add the tomatoes. Continue stirring under medium heat as the tomatoes dissolve. Pour in the chicken broth and stir it in.

Add the potatoes and allow to cook for 10 minutes.

Introduce the carrots and capsicum. Slowly add some chicken stock  and leave  to cook for 15 minutes. Take the pre-cooked green peas and add them to the stew. Season with salt and black pepper. Allow to simmer  for  10 minutes.

Finally, the kuku kienyeji stew is ready to serve!

And just to make sure your festive dishes remain healthy and balanced, always remember to serve up the greens too 😉 .

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3 thoughts on “Kenyan Style Kuku Kienyeji Stew

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  2. Delicious

    1. Thanks. I hope you get to try it and let me know how you like it

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