How to eat healthy in Singapore: Cook this easy country style chicken stew recipe for family and friends

Country Style Chicken Stew

Country Style Chicken Stew

Spoilt for choice but don’t know how to eat healthy in Singapore? This Country Style Chicken Stew with Herb Roasted Potatoes is not only a great recipe to make for your family and friends; it’s also easy to do and great for family dinners. It’s also nourishing and tastes great! A winner to make again and again!

If there is one silver lining from the COVID-19 situation, it is that it brought us back to realise how important eating healthy meals is to help boost our immune system and fight illness.

We are launching the #HomeMadeAndHealthy movement, which hopes to encourage you to go back to home cooking and preparing healthier alternatives to snacks, drinks and meals.

Our response to the question “How to cook healthy in Singapore” is simple: Cook more at home. Over the next weeks, we will be sharing healthy recipes for you to make at home. It will surprise you how easy these recipes are.

Don’t know where to start? Join us at our Cooking With Friends classes which we can hold privately for you and your friends at our studio or in your own home.

As an alternative to restaurant dinners, our Cooking With Friends classes are another way you could eat healthy in Singapore, all while having fun learning hands-on how to cook a meal.

So let’s begin with Country Style Chicken Stew with Herb Roasted Potatoes. Happy cooking!


Ingredients for Chicken:

5 pc chicken thigh or drumstick
2 tbsp vegetable oil or olive oil (for chicken to pan sear)
1 pc medium size carrots
2 stalk of celery
300 ml chicken stock
1 tsp chopped fresh basil
1 1/2 tsp of dry oregano
1 tsp minced fresh sage
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp paprika
2 bay leaf
1/4 tsp fresh tarragon leaves
1/4 tsp fresh thyme chopped
500 ml tomato sauce
1 tbsp chopped English parsley (for garnish)

Method for Chicken:

  1. Brown chicken pieces in oil on both sides. Drain excess oil.
  2. Remove the chicken, on the same pan sauté onion until translucent.
  3. Add in carrots, celery all the fresh herbs and dry herbs sauté until the flavour and aroma comes out.
  4. Add the chicken, chicken stock and tomato sauce. Seasoned with salt and pepper.
  5. Cover and simmer for 1 to 2 hours.
  6. Serve on a plate and garnish with chopped parsley.

Ingredients for Herb Roasted Potato

4-5 pc potato cut to wedges
5 cloves of garlic sliced
5 stalks of thyme chopped
5 stalks of rosemary remove the leaves from the stalk
olive oil
salt and pepper

Method for Herb Roasted Potato:

In a mixing bowl mixed all the ingredients and tossed with olive oil make sure potatoes are well coated.
Arrange in a baking tray with baking paper and bake for 15-20 mins at 180C or until golden brown.

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