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Romani Chicken Stew

This Romani stew tastes better the longer you cook it on low temperature, as it really gives all those rich flavours time to unite. This stew is the epitome of a one-dish meal, thick and hearty, and all you'll need is a couple pieces of whole wheat bread for a finishing touch. Love your slow cooker? Share some of your favourite recipes in our comments section.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 8 hours


14 skinless chicken drumsticks
1 can (540 mL) chickpeas, drained
1 cup tomatoes, fresh, diced
1 red pepper, diced
2 cups onions, chopped
2 cups sweet potatoes, chopped
½ cup celery, sliced
2 tsp sweet paprika
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp basil, dried
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp tamari
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 bay leaf
3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 cloves garlic, minced

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Place drumsticks on bottom of slow cooker.

  2. Cover with chickpeas, diced tomatoes, diced red pepper, onions, sweet potato, and celery.

  3. Mix spices, including garlic and bay leaf with chicken broth, tamari and olive oil and pour over contents of slow cooker.

  4. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours (high for 3-4 hours).

  5. The sauce can be thickened, if desired, by mixing a tablespoon of cornstarch with ½ cup of the sauce from the stew. Add cornstarch mixture to stew and mix well.

Nutrition Info

Per 480 g serving Amount
Protein34 g
Fat11 g
Saturated Fat3 g
Carbohydrate37 g
Fibre6 g
Sugar9 g
Cholesterol95 mg
Sodium310 mg
Per 480 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A35
Vitamin C80
Vitamin B648
Vitamin B1229