One Dish: Chicken Stew

A simple one dish comfort food to serve with warm rice. It has a simple recipe, but I complicated it a bit with marinade and seasoning as suggested by cherienoms.


Source: cherienoms

Prep and Cook Time (Serves 2 adults)

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

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  • 2 chicken thighs (1 for each pax), cut into bite size
  • 1 medium potato 
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 3 tbsp frozen green peas, thawed
  • Cornflour mix (3 tsp cornflour with 6 tsp water)


  • 3/4 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • Dash of white pepper


  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • Dash of white pepper
  • 2 tbsp of hot water

Preparation Steps

  1. Thaw the frozen peas and chicken.
  2. Wash and pat dry the chicken. Cut into bite size.
  3. Marinade the chicken for 15 minutes (light soy sauce, sesame oil, white pepper).
  4. Prepare the seasoning.
  5. For the potato and carrot, peel and cut into chunks.
  6. For the onion, peel and chop into small chunks.


Sauté / Sear

  • Heat up your frying pan / pressure cooker with some oil.
  • Add in the marinated chicken. Stir fry till the chicken is no longer pink.
    • For pressure cooker, press Sauté / Sear high temp, set cooking time for 5 minutes, and press start (do not close lid).
  • Remove chicken from pan / pot.
  • Add a little oil and stir fry onions until soften.
    • For pressure cooker, press Sauté / Sear low temp, set cooking time for 5 minutes and press start (do not close lid).
    • For stove, over low-medium heat.


  • Add 375ml water in pressure cooker, or for stovetop, add more water to cover at least 1/2 of the ingredients.
  • Add in seasoning.
  • Add in the potatoes, carrots, and chicken on top.
  • Cook the stew:
    • For pressure cooker, seal lid and cook on Meat / Poultry for 20 mins (25mins if you don’t want to add cornflour mix to thicken later on.).
    • For stovetop, bring all to boil and lower the heat to simmer until the meat and vegetables are soft (about 25 mins).
  • Add in the thawed green peas just before the stew is fully cooked.
  • Thicken the gravy: Mix 3 tsp cornflour with 6 tsp water. Add the cornflour mix into the cooked stew. The mixture will thicken after a few minutes.
  • For pressure cooker, continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve warm with a bowl of warm rice.

Recipe inspired by budgetpantry, and cherienoms.

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