Chicken Stew

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 people


  • 1/2 chicken chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large carrot cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 large tomato quartered
  • 1 big onion coarsely chopped
  • 2 potatoes cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder 
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp corn starch (optional, for thickening)
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 cups water (add more if needed)
  • salt (according to taste)


  • Season the chicken in garlic power for 30 minutes.
  • Heat up cooking oil in a pot over medium heat
  • Stir fry the onion, cinnamon stick, star anise and cloves till fragrant 
  • Add in the chicken and stir until it turned white or almost cooked through.
  • Add in the potatoes, carrot and tomato.
  • Add in water till it covers the chicken. Add in cumin and soy sauce. Stir till well mixed.
  • Turn the heat up and let it come to a boil.
  • Cover the pot and let it simmer on low heat for about 30 mins.
  • Check to make sure the potatoes are cooked through. Add salt according to your taste. 


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