Chicken In Onion Gravy

Showcasing your kitchen skills is really cool, you feel you can do anything with the right ingredients, and you actually beg visitors to come over so you can have a wider audience to appreciate your food. However, there’s also a big disadvantage to showcasing these skills. HACE has honed this to perfection.

Chicken In Onion Gravy

Chicken In Onion Gravy

Me: Babe, I feel like Chinese today. Lemon chicken is really on my mind.

HACE: O, good, we’re having Chinese today? Yippee! How many courses are you making.

Me: *thinking I didn’t hear right* Making ke? I mean I feel like going to Chopstix or Woks n Koi.

HACE: do you think that’s the best? I know you very well. You can cook much better than that (Psych!) and you might not be satisfied with their flavours.

Me: *this guy has finished my life* Ha, HACE, ok, I don’t know how to make corn soup, so I want to go there for that.

HACE: if you insist on eating lower quality than you cook, fine. When are we going?

Of course, by the time we finish the discussion, I’m too tired to dress up, I might as well make something at home. Now, we all know (especially HACE) that:

1) I can’t cook some dishes as well as the restaurants can; and
2)they have far more variety to offer. However, I just let him win

My dear sisters, this might happen to you as well, I just want to prepare your mind. Lol

Making Chicken In Onion Gravy

Now to the recipe. I wish technology would evolve so you could smell food on a computer screen. If you could, I’m sure you guys would be running to the kitchen to make this. As this cooked, my whole house was like heaven! At some point I tried to analyse why the combination of ingredients would create such a sensational aroma. Well, I didn’t reach a complete analysis, so if you make this, please let me know.

The gravy itself is mildly spicy, the onions come out slightly sweet, and the chicken (OMG!) practically melts in your mouth. I can picture this with rice or mashed potatoes (Yummo). Make it, and tell me ‘how far’.

Chicken In Onion Gravy

This serves 8


  • 1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces (or eight drumsticks/thighs)
  • 4 large onions, sliced into rounds
  • Paste of 5 cloves of garlic, 2 inch piece of ginger, and 4 atarodo
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon of ground coriander
  • 2 stock cubes
  • 1 tablespoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds (optional)
  • Slurry of 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 3 tablespoons of water


Place chicken in a large bowl. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of salt, and cayenne pepper. Mix well and set aside for 2 hours.

Put oil in a frying pan and set on high heat. After 2 minutes, add the chicken pieces.

Brown them on each side, about 2 minutes each, and set aside.

Pour the oil into a wok on medium heat. Add the garlic-ginger paste and stir.

After 1 minute, add the onions and turmeric. Stir for about 2 minutes.

Add 3 cups of water, the remaining salt, stock cube, fennel seed, and coriander, and bring to a boil.

Add chicken pieces, and cover the wok. Cook for 15 minutes.

Add the cornstarch slurry, stir, and cook for another 2 minutes.

Serve, and enjoy!

Making Chicken In Onion Gravy


Hi, my name is Chidinma. I’ve been happily married for 4+ years (actually almost 6 years now), and my husband and I have been trying to have our own children for almost all the time we’ve been married, with no success…yet. We haven’t lost hope (far from it), and we believe it will happen very soon.

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nuella - May 22, 2016

nma pls dont laugh at my ignorance but pls what is corn starch?might know it but dont know its called that.is it the same thing with the normal every day flour and where can i buy one?

    Chidinma - May 22, 2016

    Nuella, laugh ke? Lol. It’s also called cornflour and you can find it where they sell cake things. In a pinch, ordinary flour will work too.

muma - May 22, 2016

Kind of easy cook. Nice one though

    Chidinma - May 22, 2016

    Just your kind of thing. Try it and let me know.

AT - May 26, 2016

Chibaby, very lovely recipe. Lol at the whole story about Hace and you. He has mastered the art.

ese - May 28, 2016

finally gotten something to spice up the public holiday tmrw………… yipee!!!!!

sophie - May 30, 2016

Looks divine

Twingirls - August 30, 2016

This is one of our favourite, dh reminded me yesterday that it’s been long I made it, it’s heavenly made wt brown rice. Its a must 2night again


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