Traditional Zimbabwean Chicken Stew

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 chicken cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon dried Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon parsley dried
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • I chopped onion
  • 1 chopped carrot
  • 1 chopped bell pepper
  • 1 cup tomatoes crushed
  • 3 cups chicken stock


  1. Add one tablespoon olive oil to saucepan on medium heat. Brown chicken pieces, do it in batches.
  2. Saute onions, herbs, carrots, garlic and peppers for about 5 minutes. Add back the chicken and stir.
  3. Add the cup of tomatoes and chicken stock, stir and let cook for 2- 3 hours or until tender.
  4. Add salt and pepper to your taste. Pick out the bay leaf and peppercorns and serve with Sadza, Rice or potatoes.

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