Recipe for Chicken Stew

The recipe for chicken stew is one of the preferred dishes in the Dominican Republic. Dominicans are known for their keen sense of taste, so cooking a tasty meal is not a problem for them. Many dishes are frequently cooked in the Dominican Republic; of course, the chicken stew is one of them.

There are many ways to make the stew. You can add certain vegetables and spices to infuse the flavors to the chicken. 

A trip to the Dominican Republic is not complete without experiencing the food. Whenever you get the chance prepare the recipe for chicken stew, in the Caribbean style.

Chicken stew

Preparation Time:
15 minutes
Cooking Time: around 1 hour and 25 minutes

Servings: 8


8 chicken breasts (skinless and cut in halves)
3 carrots (peeled and chopped)
1 small onion (peeled and chopped)
6 tomatoes (chopped)
2 medium bell peppers (chopped)
1 ounce chopped cilantro leaves
1 chicken bouillon cube
1/4 cup green olives (pitted)
1 cup tomato sauce
3 tbsp butter
2 celery stalks (chopped)
4 garlic cloves (crushed)
1/4 tsp parsley
1/4 tsp oregano
salt (to taste)



  1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Make sure you are using medium heat. Put the chicken pieces in the saucepan and cook them for around 7 minutes on each side. If they fit well on the saucepan cook them all at once, otherwise do it on batches.

  2. Once they are done, put the chicken pieces on a plate.

  3. In another pot, pour 32 ounces of water and bring it to a boil. As soon as it starts boiling, lower the heat to low.

  4. Next, put carrots, onions, celery, parsley, tomatoes, bell peppers, cilantro, olives, garlic and oregano in the large saucepan used to cook the chicken. 

  5. Add salt to your liking. 

  6. Cook the vegetables for around 4 minutes or until they become soft on medium heat.

  7. Add the chicken to the saucepan with the vegetables. 

  8. Pour the hot water on the saucepan and make sure all the chicken is barely covered by it. 

  9. Add the tomato sauce and the chicken bouillon cube to the pan.

  10. Boil the water, and then lower the heat to low. 

  11. Cover the saucepan and simmer. 

  12. Wait around 60 minutes and check until you are sure chicken is tender. Serve with white rice!

The recipe for chicken stew can give you a slight hint of what you can expect at the Dominican Republic.

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