Khmer Krom Chicken Stew

October 17, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Khmer Krom Chicken Stew

Khmer Krom Chicken Stew, infused with French influences, stands out as a delectable and easily crafted dish. Esteemed as a staple at significant events such as wedding banquets and family reunions, this culinary delight captures the essence of traditional Khmer Krom cuisine.

To prepare this enticing dish, begin by heating a soup pot and adding vegetable oil, minced garlic, sliced yellow onions, and boneless chicken (either dark or white meat). The medley is seasoned with salt, soy sauce, sugar, and black pepper, enhancing the flavors. The addition of red potatoes, baby carrots, sweet baby pickles, whole button mushrooms, and optional frozen sweet peas contributes to the dish’s rich and varied texture.

As the pot simmers, the ingredients meld together, creating a savory amalgamation. The final touch is the incorporation of Hunt’s tomato sauce, water, and a bay leaf, infusing the stew with a depth of flavor. The stew is allowed to simmer until the chicken and potatoes reach a tender perfection. To savor this culinary masterpiece, the stew is served hot and accompanied by fresh crusty Italian or French bread, completing the gastronomic experience.

In conclusion, Khmer Krom Chicken Stew not only showcases a harmonious blend of Khmer and French culinary influences but also stands as a testament to the significance of this dish in cultural celebrations. With its straightforward preparation and tantalizing flavors, it promises a delightful experience for both the cook and those fortunate enough to partake in this savory creation.


2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 yellow onion, sliced
2 lbs (900 gram) of boneless chicken meat either dark or white
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
5 small red potatoes, cleaned and cut into half
1 cup of baby carrot
1/2 cup of sweet baby(midgets) pickles
1 canned (6 oz or 170 gram), whole button mushroom
1 cup of frozen sweet pea (option)
1 canned (8 oz or 230 gram) Hunt's tomato sauce
2 cups of water
1 bay leaf

Directions to make Khmer Krom Chicken Stew

  1. Preheat a soup pot. When it hot, add oil, garlic, onion and chicken, stirs well.
  2. Seasoning with salt, soy sauce, sugar and black pepper.
  3. Add potato, carrot, sweet pickle, mushroom, peas, tomato sauce, water and bay leaf, stirs well, simmering till chicken meat and potato tender.

Serve hot with fresh crusty Italian or French bread.

Enjoy it

Related: Tofu Chicken Soup

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 1085

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏104g 38%
Cholesterol ‏263mg 88%
Total Fat ‏21g 27%
Saturated Fat ‏3g 15%
Dietary Fiber ‏17g 61%
Protein ‏121g 242%
Sodium ‏2189mg 95%
Sugars ‏22g 44%


30 min


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