Course: Main Course

Cuisine: African

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Servings: 6

Calories: 449kcal


  • ▢2 lbs chicken thighs
  • ▢3 tomatoes
  • ▢1 red bell pepper
  • ▢1 habanero pepper use ½ if you don’t want it too spicy
  • ▢½ cup olive oil
  • ▢1 cup chicken stock (broth)
  • ▢1 onion
  • ▢1 tsp bouillon powder
  • ▢½ tsp thyme
  • ▢½ tsp black pepper
  • ▢½ tsp curry powder
  • ▢½ tsp salt
  • ▢extra salt and black pepper for the chicken rub


  • Wash and pat dry the chicken.
  • Rub the chicken thighs with salt and black pepper, and leave them in a bowl.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan.
  • Brown the chicken on each side (about 10 minutes each).
  • Cut the onion into two and chop one part into small pieces.
  • When the chicken is done, take it out and set it aside.
  • Blend the tomatoes, red bell pepper, habanero pepper, and the other half of the onion.
  • Sauté the chopped onion in the oil till translucent.
  • Pour the blended tomato and pepper mix and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken, stock, bouillon, curry, and thyme.
  • Taste for salt and add more if necessary.
  • Cook for 20 minutes or until chicken is done.


This recipe serves 6 and contains 2 net carbs per serving.

  • I used chicken thighs for this stew, but you can use chicken drumsticks or mix and match both parts.
  • When browning the chicken, do it in batches if you need to, but don’t overcrowd the pan.
  • You can brown your chicken in the air fryer. Preheat to 390F and brown for 10 minutes on each side.
  • If you add water when blending the tomatoes and peppers, pour the mix into a pot and let the excess water evaporate.
  • The stew is quite spicy, even with just one habanero pepper. If it’s too spicy for you, use half a habanero pepper or use cayenne pepper instead.
  • For an infusion of flavor, try making this turkey stew with fire-roasted tomatoes!


Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg