SriLankan chicken and potato stew recipe

SriLankan stew

SriLankan cuisine is traditionally based on steamed rices served with meat or fish curries and Roti – a traditional flatbread. This SriLankan inspired meat and potato stew can be served with bread or rice, whichever suits you, and is a real winter warmer that the whole family can enjoy.

Chicken and potato stew
A winter warmer recipe to serve with rice or bread.
  1. 450g boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  2. 1 onion, finely chopped
  3. 1 green pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  4. 1 potato, diced
  5. 1 sweet potato, diced
  6. 2 garlic cloves, chopped very finely
  7. 1 or 2 fresh green chillies, deseeded and chopped very finely
  8. 200g tinned chopped tomatoes
  9. Half teaspoon each of oregano, salt and pepper
  10. 450ml chicken stock
  11. 4 tablespoons fresh coriander
  1. Lightly fry the chicken until just turning brown
  2. In a large, heavy based saucepan, mix the chicken, onion, pepper, potato and sweet potato. Cover and cook for 5 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften
  3. Add the garlic and chillies. Cook for 1 minute, then stir in the tomatoes, oregano, salt, pepper and half the coriander. Cook for a further 1-2 minutes
  4. Pour in the stock. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer over a medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with the remaining coriander just before serving
Family Fever
It is a real family recipe – one you can dig into all together, with big hunks of bread for scraping the bowls. Kevin and Jacob are big cricket fans, and I think this sort of meal will be perfect for them to dig into while watching the cricket action on TV, and will give them plenty of energy to get outside and play their own game afterwards. The only question is – who will bat first?

* I was asked by Betfair to take part in the Cricket World Cup Recipe challenge. *



  1. February 17, 2015 / 12:25 pm

    This looks lovely, I love a good stew! x

  2. charlotte qualter
    February 25, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    this looks amazing going to be added to next weeks meal planner for sure

  3. Paul Wilson
    February 26, 2015 / 2:22 am

    Not tried much Sri Lankan cuisine, sounds interesting.

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