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Instant Pot (or not) Chicken Samosa Stew
with naan / yogurt

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Full of Indian-inspired spices and ingredients, this stew is like a deconstructed samosa. It last appeared on a meal plan in 2021.
Smarts: If using the Instant Pot, be sure to use Yukon gold potatoes because these will hold their shape better than Russets that can fall apart under pressure.
Cooking methods: This recipe includes instructions for using the Instant Pot or stovetop. Select your preferred method.

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Chicken Samosa Stew:
  • Onions, medium - 1, diced
  • Ginger, fresh - 2 tsp, grated
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 lb, cubed
  • Peas and carrots, frozen - 1 1/2 cups
  • Potatoes, Yukon gold or Russet - 10 oz, peeled and cubed (Yukon gold will hold their shape more than Russets, especially if using the Instant Pot)
  • Cilantro leaves - 3 Tbsp
  • Ghee - 2 Tbsp (sub butter)
  • Stock, any type - 4 cups
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 Tbsp
  • Tomato paste - 1 Tbsp
  • Naan (opt) - for serving
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - for serving
Indian Spice Mix:
  • Garam masala - 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin, ground - 2 tsp
  • Coriander, ground - 2 tsp
  • Curry powder, mild - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric, ground (opt) - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/4 tsp

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Prep

  1. Onions / Ginger / Garlic - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Make spice mix - Combine garam masala, cumin, ground coriander, curry powder, turmeric, salt, and red pepper flakes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Chicken - Chop chicken into bite-sized pieces. Tenderize with a fork and season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  4. Frozen peas and carrots - Defrost in the microwave.

  5. Potatoes / Cilantro - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium heat. Add ghee. When ghee melts, add onions, ginger, and garlic and saute until onions are starting to soften, ~2 minutes. Add in chicken and saute until opaque on the outside, 3 to 4 minutes.

  2. Stir in spice mix and cook for 1 minute more. Pour stock (this recipe was written for the Instant Pot, so we recommend increasing liquid by 10-20% over listed amount to account for evaporation), soy sauce, tomato paste, and potatoes over chicken. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a low simmer. Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, 15 to 20 minutes (depending on size).

  3. When stew is done, stir in peas and carrots and simmer for 1 minute more. Taste and season with some salt, if needed.

  4. Warm naan according to package directions.

  5. Serve stew with yogurt and cilantro on top and naan on the side. Enjoy!

Prep

  1. Onions / Ginger / Garlic - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Make spice mix - Combine garam masala, cumin, ground coriander, curry powder, turmeric, salt, and red pepper flakes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Chicken - Chop chicken into bite-sized pieces. Tenderize with a fork and season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  4. Frozen peas and carrots - Defrost in the microwave.

  5. Potatoes / Cilantro - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Using the Saute function of an Instant Pot, add ghee. When ghee melts, add onions, ginger, and garlic and saute until onions are starting to soften, ~2 minutes. Add in chicken and saute just until opaque on the outside, 3 to 4 minutes.

  2. Stir in spice mix and cook for 1 minute more.

  3. Pour a small amount of stock over the chicken, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan (be sure to get all of the browned bits up to avoid the burn error).

  4. Turn off the Saute function and stir in remaining stock, soy sauce, tomato paste, and potatoes.

  5. Close and lock the lid. Set the pressure valve to 'Sealing'. Cook on manual / high pressure for 6 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and then manually release any remaining pressure.

  6. When all of the pressure has released, remove the lid and stir in peas and carrots. Taste and season with some salt, if needed.

  7. Warm naan according to package directions.

  8. Serve stew with yogurt and cilantro on top and naan on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (43)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (3)
Vegetarian (13)

Most Helpful

This was excellent. Instead of naan, I served it with paratha (available at Indian groceries and Trader Joe's) to get closer to the texture of a samosa wrap, and tamarind chutney. The fam loved it!

By: Marleen
Posted: Nov 15, 2022
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

26 reviews

So good! I made Navaho flatbread to go with it :)

By: Delaney
Posted: Nov 17, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

One of my new favorites!

By: Alyssa
Posted: Nov 17, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Husband and I loved this! Kids weren’t fans. Flavor as really good. Used sweet potatoes because we had them. Accidentally got frozen peas and corn instead of carrots, but that didn’t hurt. Broth was the main attraction anyway. ADDED - This was even more amazing a day or two later.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Nov 16, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was excellent. Instead of naan, I served it with paratha (available at Indian groceries and Trader Joe's) to get closer to the texture of a samosa wrap, and tamarind chutney. The fam loved it!

By: Marleen
Posted: Nov 15, 2022
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

A little bit of hot sauce and this was a hit.

By: Megan
Posted: Nov 14, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Delish! Came together pretty quickly.

By: Olu
Posted: Nov 13, 2022
Diet: Original
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