Chicken · Entree

Brazilian Chicken Stew
I am a big fan of coconut “everything”: shredded coconut, coconut milk, coconut water, coconut oil, fresh coconut, coconut butter. I find it goes great with sweet and savory dishes. While my husband is not typically a coconut lover, this dish pleases both of our taste buds. The taste of coconut is mild enough to pass as just a creamy tomato chicken recipe, with a touch of exoticness that will take you on a culinary trip around the world.


6 boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 chopped onion
1 tbsp of fresh minced garlic
1 tsp of cumin 1 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of turmeric
1 tsp of cayenne pepper (optional)
1 tsp of coriander
1/2 tbsp of finely grated ginger
3 chopped Roma tomatoes
14 oz of full fat coconut milk (canned or homemade)
2 tbsp of oil of preference
1/3 cup of fresh chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste


  • Sauté the onions and oil over medium heat for about 8-10 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, except the cilantro; cover and cook until chicken is done.
  • Mix in the cilantro, remove from heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes before serving

14 thoughts on “Brazilian Chicken Stew

  1. This is soooo good! But, I wouldn’t recommend mistakingly buying skin and bone on chicken…it made the sauce pretty greasy. But the family loved it!


    1. Would it be ok to make a fish stew, substitute the chicken for boneless fish, thats filleted. For people who dosen’t prefer to eat red meat? And serve it over rice. And on the other hand about Tumeric, do u have more information on what all it can treat our prevent. Thank You


      1. Chicken isn’t red meat it is white meat for those of you who are confused.


  2. Sounds yummy! Are there substitues for the coconut? I am violently allergic to coconut products. Although I would benefit greatly from the nutritional aspects of the coconut, it inhibits air intake — 😛


  3. This sounds so delicious! Is there a “printer-friendly” way to print your recipes? The print button above works, but it prints out everything — in this case 5 pages. Hoping to cut down on paper waste. Thank you so much!


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