Young, old or even a toddler Chicken stew is a versatile recipe loved by all. You can add in your favourite veggies to the stew and make it more colourful and healthy. This version of Chicken stew is relished by my 20 months old baby boy! So if your toddler is 12 months + you can easily offer them this stew for Lunch or dinner! Whenever I prepare this Stew for my toddler I make enough to serve the entire family. It’s like a family comfort food. Just serve along with bread, Roti, pasta or steamed Rice, this stew is light on tummy and indeed yummy!

Preparation Time : 20 minutes

Serves : 3-4 persons

Ingredients :

Chicken : 500 grams (cut into small pieces)

Garlic / Lasun : 8-10 cloves

Potato : 2 medium

Water : 3 cups

Refined / Olive oil : 1 tablespoon

Carrot : 2 small / 1 large

French Beans : 5-6

Onion : 1 large

Whole black pepper corns : 1 teaspoon

Salt as per taste

Whole wheat flour / Atta : 1 tablespoon

Milk : 1 cup (optional) forcreaminess

Method :

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add in the crushed garlic cloves and sliced onion. Sauté for a minute. Add in the potatoes, French Beans and carrots. Sauté for another minute or two. Now add the chicken pieces, salt and pepper corns. Mix well and saute on medium flame for 5 minutes. Now add the Wholewheat flour and mix well. Sauté for 2 minutes.

Add in the water and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles. After the gas is released open the cooker and place it on medium flame. Stir in the milk and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Serve hot with steamed Rice, Roti or bread.

You can avoid milk if your toddler is below 2 years as cow milk is not easily digestible at this age. If your serving toddlers then you may strain the stew using a strainer and offer them as chicken soup! I’m sure they will love it! If was very sceptical about how to offer my baby chicken after he completed his first year and this tried and tasted recipe was a saviour. Mash the veggie pieces while feeding them and you can be sure you are feeding your toddler and family food which is tasty and healthy!  Share your experiences!