A Classic Eurasian Chicken Stew

A Classic Eurasian Chicken Stew

A classic chicken stew recipe from England flavored with Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, cinnamon and cloves
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  • Serves: 3 persons



  1. Step 1

    Peel the potatoes and cut into quarters.
  2. Step 2

    In a wok or frying pan, heat the cooking oil to smoking point. Add the potatoes and fry until the edges are browned. Scoop out and set aside.
  3. Step 3

    Add the chicken leg quarters, skin side down and in a single layer, to the hot oil. Cook over high heat without moving them until the skin is golden brown. Flip them over and fry to brown the opposite side.
  4. Step 4

    Add the browned potatoes to the pan. Pour in the Worcestershire and soy sauces, and about a cup of water. Throw in the cinnamon bark and cloves. Bring to the boil, lower the heat, cover tightly and simmer for about 30 minutes. Taste the sauce occasionally and add salt, as needed.
  5. Step 5

    Scoop out the chicken and potatoes and transfer to a serving platter. 
  6. Step 6

    Disperse the starch in about two tablespoonfuls of water and pour into the sauce in the pan. Cook over medium heat for about five minutes until the sauce is thick and no longer leaves a starchy sensation in the mouth. Pour the sauce over the chicken and potatoes before serving.