Chicken Cream Stew


Right now I’m drunk, but in a happy way. All the overtime work seems to pay off, well, at least for today. My mind is constantly occupied by work recently and that’s not good. I’m far far away from the Zen state that you eat when you eat and you sleep when you sleep. Keep that in mind 🙂 Moving on to today’s recipe, this one comes from one episode of the Japanese TV series Midnight Canteen/Shinya Shokudō. Each episode tells a interesting story with a recipe and that episode gives me a really warm feeling, especially when it’s so cold outside. I couldn’t follow the instructions in the TV series since my Japanese is not that good. But luckily there are people who managed to reproduce the dish and we followed 奶油炖菜–深夜食堂 with some slight changes.

Chicken Cream Stew


1. Three boneless chicken thighs, two or three potatoes and carrots, a bunch of broccoli and half an onion

2. butter 20 g, all purpose flour 30 g, and milk 300 ml

3. some salt and black pepper (add to taste) and 1 tbsp cooking oil




1. Marinate the chicken thighs with some pepper for about 10 minutes. In the meantime, we  make the sauce.

Melt the butter, then add the flour and milk. Stir until it becomes a bit sticky. Set aside.

2. Get a pot, add cooking oil and heat it up with medium heat. Coat the chicken thighs with a bit of flour. Then fry them until both sides golden. Set aside.


3. Chop the carrots and potatoes. Then stir-frying for 2 minutes with medium heat.

Add chopped onions and stir for another 30 seconds.

Add salt and about 800 ml water. Once it’s boiling, simmer for 15 minutes.



4. By this time, we should be able to easily poke through a potato with a fork or chopstick. Add back the chicken thighs, the sauce and broccoli.


5. Broil for another 5 minutes and keep stirring (DO NOT WALK AWAY). Add a few twists of pepper to taste. Hot stew ready!

Chicken Cream Stew


By the way, this is for 3 people. Don’t try too hard on your own 😉 didn’t quite work out for me.


21 Comments Add yours

  1. Jhuls says:

    This looks so tempting and very easy to follow. 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Happy FF! 🙂

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you Jhuls! Happy FF and have a good weekend 🙂

  2. skd says:

    A heart warming stew just for the winters 🍵

    1. Jing says:

      We all need some comforting in this crazy cold season 🙂

      1. skd says:

        Yeah 😃Absolutely

  3. Lovely lovely stew! It would be great with rice pancakes. Yummz! 🙂

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you Sadia! I haven’t tried rice pancakes before but it sounds like a good combination. Happy FF 😉

  4. Gorgeous recipe! I love all those yummy veggies. It’s perfect for this crazy cold winter!

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you Julie! Crazy weather outside but a perfect season to stay inside and cook 😉

  5. Sue says:

    Welcome to FF #50 and it is so nice to meet you! The dish you made here reminds me of my Mom’s chicken and dumplings but without the dumplings, which is good since I am all dumplinged out after Christmas. I love the addition of cream, and it just looks so inviting for these cold days! Have a wonderful weekend and looking forward to reading around your blog!

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you Sue! In fact, this is the exact message that episode of Midnight Canteen trying to convey “It reminds me of mom” 🙂 So this recipe really has served its purpose.

  6. Hey Jing this looks delectable. I am always looking for new stew/soup recipes. This is so fast and easy to prepare, and looks full of good nutrition as well.

    Thank you for linking my post Thai Chicken Stir-Fry with Holy Basil to yours.


    I look forward to more from Daily EZ Cooking

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you for the comment Randy! This is new for me as well. I’ve never tried adding milk to stews but it worked out pretty well. Have a good weekend 🙂

      1. Thanks good weekend to you as well Jing! Thanks for the follow as well. 😃👍

  7. This looks perfect for a cold or wet (or both) night. It’s like a cream sauce for the stew. In the “old days” they used a cream of something soup.

  8. petra08 says:

    This looks so good. It seems easy and very straight forward to make as well. I hope things ease up at work for you soon. 🙂

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you Petra. Well there’s always something challenging coming up in this new job, but that’s how we grow 😉

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you Johanne!

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