My husband gave me this recipe before we married in the hopes that I would learn it for him and make it for him. I did and he is happy for it.


  • 1 Kg Chicken thigh fillets, washed and halved

  • 2 Medium onions, diced

  • 3 Large Tomatoes, halved and grated, discarding the skins

  • 3 Large Carrots, sliced thinly

  • 1 Red Capsicum, diced

  • 1 Green Capsicum, diced

  • Handful of Fresh flat leaf Parsley, chopped

  • 2 Large Cloves Garlic, freshly crushed

  • .5 Lemon, juiced fresh

  • 1 tsp hot ground chilli

  • Large pinch of Saffron threads, hand crushed

  • 1 Generous Tbs of Ground Cumin

  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • 1.

    Heat a heavy based pan with some Olive oil and fry the onions until just tender, add the tomatoes, garlic and Parsley and stir for a few minutes.

  • 2.

    Add spices and fry until fragrant.

  • 3.

    Add the chicken to the pan and stir to coat evenly with the mixture.

  • 4.

    Add water to cover everything and cover, simmer for 25 minutes.

  • 5.

    Add Carrots, Capsicum and lemon juice and cook until vegetables are tender and chicken is cooked through.

  • 6.

    This is delicious served with mashed potato, rice or couscous.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 653kj
  • Fat Total 42g
  • Saturated Fat 11g
  • Protein 44g
  • Carbohydrate 22g
  • Sugar 10g
  • Sodium 1282mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Try not to over stir this while cooking or chicken will break up.

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