Grandma’s Chicken Stew

Grandma’s Chicken Stew

I am always on the lookout for recipes that are simple to make, affordable, delicious and most importantly – my family will eat.  This one ticks all the boxes and is one that I make regularly.  It is a favourite recipe of my 81 year old grandma that has stood the test of time. 

It can be made in the oven, stove top or even in the slow cooker and is great served with rice to soak up all the delicious juices. I hope you enjoy it.

Amanda (Simple home cook)

Chicken Stew Recipe - Ingredients


2 ½ cups chicken stock
2 Tbspn tomato paste
1 kg chicken thigh fillets
800g pumpkin, peeled
3 potatoes
1 small sweet potato, peeled
1 onion, sliced
220g tin peas, drained
½ tsp mixed herbs 

Oven (cooking time: 1 hr )

1. Preheat oven to 200oC.
2. Dice pumpkin, potato & sweet potato into chunks approx 6cm.  Add them to a large baking dish. Add chicken, onion & peas. Sprinkle over herbs. 

Chicken Stew Recipe - Ingredients

3. In a jug, add stock & tomato paste.  Stir to combine & pour over chicken & veges.

Chicken Stew Recipe - Ingredients
4. Cover & cook for 30 mins.  Uncover & cook for a further 30 mins or until chicken is cooked through & vegetables are tender. 

Stove top (cooking time: 35 minutes) 

1. In a very large frypan, add chicken & brown over high heat.  
2. Dice pumpkin, potatoes & sweet potato into chunks approx 6cm.  Add to the frypan together with onion, peas & herbs.     
3. In a jug, add stock & tomato paste.  Pour into pan.
4. Cover & gentle boil for 30 mins or until chicken is cooked through & veges are tender.


  • If making ahead, cook rice at the same time as making the stew.
  • Store both in the fridge & reheat at meal time. 


  • In fridge, covered or in airtight container for up to 3 days. 

Chicken Stew Recipe - Easy

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Amanda started on this journey when her 3rd child was born, and feeding a family of 5 became even more of a challenge with three children under 3 1/2 years of age! She started working on a list of recipes that were simple and affordable that she could make ahead of time so she wasn’t stuck in the kitchen at 5pm when the household duties kicked up a notch. Amanda’s goal is to create simple meals that anyone can cook and enjoy without spending hours in the kitchen. Her recipes are perfect for that busy weeknight dinner, snacks to fill the lunch boxes or for students learning to cook. It’s simple home cooking at its best to free up your time to enjoy the fun things in life — your kids! Check out her cookbooks at and her Simple Home Cook Facebook page here:

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  1. Mtns Mama says

    My family loved this meal, there was so much left over (2A, 2C) that we were hard pressed to finish it over the next two days! Delicious.

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