Vegan Nigerian Chicken Stew | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Nigerian Chicken Stew

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Vegan Nigerian Chicken Stew
Chef Jade_VEGAN NIGERIAN CHICKEN STEW

VEGAN NIGERIAN CHICKEN STEW

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Nigerian
Servings 4

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz 225g plant-based "chicken" substitute (e.g., tofu, tempeh, seitan), cubed
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup vegetable broth or water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a skillet or frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium heat.
  • Add the plant-based "chicken" substitute cubes to the skillet and cook until lightly browned on all sides. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a large pot, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onion and garlic to the pot and sauté until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the chopped red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and tomatoes to the pot. Cook for about 5 minutes until the vegetables are softened.
  • Stir in the tomato paste, paprika, curry powder, thyme, dried basil, and dried oregano. Mix well to coat the vegetables.
  • Add the vegetable broth or water to the pot and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let it cook for about 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the cooked plant-based "chicken" substitute cubes to the pot and simmer for another 5 minutes to allow the flavors to combine.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley if desired.
  • Serve the Nigerian Vegan "Chicken" Stew hot with rice, bread, or any other desired accompaniment.

Notes

NUTRITIONAL FACTS:
Calories: 200 | Total Fat: 6g | Total Carbohydrates: 30g | Dietary Fiber: 6g | Protein: 10g

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