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Chicken & winter vegetable stew 💛 warming, nutritious & yummy! 

December 30, 2015

If you were to ask me my favourite things about winter, I think warming winter stews would be right up there in the rankings. What is not to love about stews, just the thought of them makes my mouth water.

My mother is the queen of winter stews and soups, and what is amazing is she doesn’t get recipes from cook books, she adds spices, experiments and comes up with these amazing winter warmers which I love to share with you all.

Today it is her super yummy ‘Chicken and Winter Vegetable Stew’ – not only is this dish a huge meal in one pot, it is filling, healthy and so easy to make.


Ingredients – (enough for 4 people)

  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 4-5 carrots
  • 3 large potatoes
  • 2 medium sized celeriacs
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • Celery or Celeriac leaf to garnish dish – if you cannot find this just add chopped baby spinach leaves to add that shot of green!
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste

Method –

  • Firstly prepare all your vegetables. Peel and cut into thick pieces the celeriac, potatoes and carrots.
  • In a small plastic bag mix the flour, cumin, red chilli flakes. Add in the chicken drumsticks, seal the bag and shake. This will ensure all drumsticks are covered in the spicy floury dry mixture.
  • In a large heavy bottomed saucepan heat the oil over a medium heat.
  • Add the onions and cook until tender.
  • Add in the chicken drumsticks. Keep turning the drumsticks over until they brown all over.
  • Once the chicken drumsticks have browned and the onions are tender add in the chopped tomato.
  • Cover the lid and leave the chicken to cook in the juices of the chopped tomato on a low heat.
  • Now add in the washed and drained vegetables.
  • Squeeze over the juice of one fresh lemon.
  • Pour over one small cup of warm water. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Sprinkle over the chopped celeriac leaves.
  • Leave to cook on a low heat mixing occasionally until the vegetables are tender but not too soft.


Enjoy with a large piece of fresh crusty bread! Yummy 💛


  1. D'one permalink

    Yum!! Definitely going to try this. Some in family not a fan of lemon in dishes, do you think it would be okay without the lemon?

    • Hello there my friend! ❤️ My mother loves adding lemon to lots of things 😃 Lemon trees everywhere in Antalya! Of course, just cook without lemon, the cumin & celeriac add so much flavour. Enjoy & miss you xxx

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