Hearty Chicken Curry Veggie Stew

Hearty Chicken Curry Veggie Stew

Comforting & delicious.

Certainly there’s no better place to spend a scolding hot summer day than in the kitchen.

 Ever since I’ve been home, I’ve really wanted to create more recipes, and with a whole lotta sunshine and a little bit of spice, I’ve got myself some amazing recipe inspiration.

 This stew is not your average summer recipe – it’s perfect year round, filled with root veggies, arugula, protein packed chickpeas and tender chicken. Simmered in a tomato and curry broth, this stew is packed with flavor and a punch of spice.

Fresh off the stove.

This recipe can easily be made vegetarian as well! Just omit the chicken and sub the chicken broth for veggie broth! I promise it’ll taste just as good 😉


3 cups free-range organic chicken broth (I used Wolfgang Puck)

2 chicken breast filets, chopped

1 onion, diced

1 medium sweet potato, diced

1 can chickpeas (draned)

1 can diced tomatoes with juices (I used Del Monte Zesty)

1 handful arugula (spinach could work too)

2 tablespoons olive oil (any oil would work)

3 tsp cumin (I used Arora Creations seasoning)

2 tsp chili powder

1 tsp curry powder

dash of salt + pepper

Sweet potato and onions oilin' up!


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a small baking sheet
  • Place chicken on sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until fully cooked
  • Dice onion + sweet potato, set aside
  • Heat a medium or large saucepan over medium heat, add olive oil
  • Toss in onion and sweet potato, and sautee for about 5-10 minutes or until tender
  • Add chickpeas, tomato and arugula – stir well
  • Pour in chicken broth and spices – stir stir stir!
  • Let simmer for 10-15 minutes
  • Don’t forget about the chicken! Slice it when it’s fully cooked, and add to stew
  • Simmer for about 30-40 minutes on low heat
  • Stew should thicken, and your house should smell divine 😉
  • Remove from saucepan and serve, or store – I’m sure this will taste EVEN BETTER when served the next day too 😀

Good stuff.

I promised my brother and sister in law I’d make them dinner one night this week, so I’m scooping this up out of the saucepan, and storing it til tomorrow to bring 🙂

 I’m also making a gluten free summer berry cobbler tomorrow morning as well – so yet another recipe to come, perhaps?

Fresh arugula.

This stuff is packed with nutrients, and serves about 3-4 people. With a whopping 25g of protein per serving and a slew of vegetables, it’s something you can definitely feel good about enjoying 🙂

What’s your favorite soup/stew recipe?

Peace and love!


p.s. incase you missed it – my 4th of July + first weekend home recap here 🙂



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35 responses to “Hearty Chicken Curry Veggie Stew

  1. Oh that looks scrumptious! Well done and very creative. I’m looking forward to the GF cobbler (even if I’m not GF!).

    My favorite stew would have to be vegetarian chili — I put every vegetable imaginable in there and make it hot-hot-hot!

  2. Well, if I wasn’t happy you were home before this recipe certainly confirms it. I love the addition of arugala. It’s one of my favorite leafy greens — plus it’s really fun to say 🙂

    Love you mamacita!!

  3. Oh wow, that stew looks amazing! So comforting.

    but seriously- wouldnt that freaking rock? why didnt we plan a trip to see each other this summer?

  5. ok how ironic is this.. i made the exact same soup last night!! well minus the curry aspect to it. but seriously it was so good! and i realize now that adding some extra spices liek curry powder would have gave it that extra kick!! ❤

  6. Kat

    That soup looks sooo good!! I am bookmarking this one! I really love homemade tomato soup. Tomato soup is by far my favorite (vegie is second!). I could eat it for dinner every night…although I dont think my hubby would like that!

  7. I LOVE DACHSHUNDS too!! Just found your blog and am a new follower! Please follow me back too!

  8. Hey that stew sounds delish! I’ve always wanted to make a hearty stew like that I’m definatly picking up the ingredients tomorrow! I’ve made a new blog at chewingoncherries.wordpress.com check it out !

  9. Yum! I am definitely making this once the weather cools down a bit!

  10. Lovely recipe Meg and just wanted to say the comment you left me was the SWEETEST ever and thank you sooo much. You are such a kind, lovely, bright soul. I am so thankful for your sweet words today..and you!


  11. I love potato leek! simple, creamy, healthy, what more could I want! I actually like eating hot foods in the summer!

  12. My favorite soup is tomato basil! I love to eat it with a grilled cheese on the side 🙂

    Your soup sounds amazing & healthy!

  13. Shelley (findinghappinessandhealth)

    sounds delicious- i’m sure they will love it 🙂 very healthy too! xoxoxo

  14. Sounds yummy, especially with the sweet potato and curry.

  15. Looove the sounds of this–it’s loaded with so many good-for-you ingredients, and I bet the taste is marvelous as well!

  16. yummy stew!! i can’t wait to see the cobbler. i need a healthy peach cobbler recipe stat!

  17. ahhhh why does everyone keep making curry? now i want some! 😦

  18. Curry = LOVE!! My favorite soup (although not a recipe) used to be Panera’s broccoli soup. I haven’t had it in a few years since it’s made with chicken broth but that stuff is soooooo good!

    Can’t wait to see the cobbler, boo!

  19. dmcgirl37

    mmm YUM! I love tomato & roasted red pepper soup!

    Dana xo

  20. if it wasnt a gazillion degrees I would make this right away! looks so delicioous, Meg!!!!

  21. I love all the protein in there! Yum! I love that you used arugula! So much better than spinach! Even though spinach is awesome, too 🙂

  22. I love curry! I will have to give it a shot 🙂


  23. Sara

    Yum!! Looks so fresh and perfect for summertime!!

  24. Despite these crazy hot temps…I am loving hot stews and soups lately.

  25. Mmm! I love curry…it’s one of my favorite spices! Indian food in general is just divine.

  26. Wow- that looks DELICIOUS!!
    And I cannot wait for a gluten free cobbler recipe, please do share 🙂

  27. i love soups!! i don’t really have a particular favourite flavour as it depends on my mood! one of the flavours i’m most fond of is definitely chicken…despite not eating meat usually..there is something about chicken soup that’s just so delicious. i’ve not actually had it in a while though..i seem to be more partial to a big hearty bowl of veg soup! yum! xx

  28. Wowza, lady! This stew looks YUMMMMMAY!

  29. That stew looks just ravishing Meg. LOL chuck full of veggies and protein is the way to go 😉 I’m going to bookmark this recipe, and save it for a cold day!

  30. mysweetseason

    That looks so good! But it’s a little (way way way) too hot in the Philippines to eat that! Hahaha I’ll save it for a rainy day 🙂

  31. What perfect comfort food! So hearty and lovely!

  32. That’s the kind of soups I make, loaded with veggies and lots of nutrients. Love the recipe.

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