Veggie Chicken Gravy

Veggie Chicken Gravy is a Nigerian style Veggie infused Gravy recipe. The recipe is a quick and pretty straightforward one. Veggie Chicken Gravy is my go-to quick Rice sauce cos all it involves are rich Chicken stock and Veggies and you’re good to go.

Now, because Chicken stock is quite fluid, it requires some sort of thickener to improve the constitency. For thickening, you can use either puréed Boiled Potatoes, Cornflour or Plain Flour. I don’t really like using Potatoes as thickener albeit the healthiest option, I tend to use Cornflour more. I usually use fresh Veggies for this recipe but it was an impromptu meal and had to make do with frozen Veggies. Also, I prefer to use diced Veggies instead of sliced but the veggies I use were pre-cut. I would advise to use fresh Veggies for maximum flavour.

Veggie chicken Gravy is commonly served at parties to go with Fried or Boiled Rice though it goes pretty well with Potatoes, Pasta and Couscous as well.

Let’s cook!



6-8 Cut Pieces of Chicken

2 Cups Chopped Mixed Vegetables ( Preferably Carrots,Green beans, Red and Green Pepper and Cabbage)

1-2 Scotch Bonnet Chopped

3 Stalks Spring Onions Sliced

1 Chopped Onion

2.5 Tablespoons Corn flour/ Corn Starch or Plain Flour

3 Cloves Garlic Minced

1 Tablespoon Minced Ginger

3 Knorr Chicken Cubes

1 Tablespoon Curry Powder

1 Teaspoon Thyme

1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 Tablespoon Chicken Seasoning

Salt to taste


First, clean the chicken thoroughly, then season with 1/2 Teaspoon Curry and Thyme, 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder, 1 Tablespoon Minced Ginger, 1/2 of the chicken seasoning and salt to taste. Leave to marinate for at least an hour…
Also, season the vegetables with 1 Knorr Cube, 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder and 1/5 Teaspoon Curry, leave to marinate for 30 minutes…

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After marination, place the chicken in a big pot, add water to cover, season with 1/2 sliced Onions, the Knorr Chicken Cubes, some more chicken seasoning, the rest of the Curry powder and salt to taste…

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While that’s boiling, get yourself a frying pan or wok, add 1/2 Cooking spoon Vegetable oil, place on a hob on medium heat, when it heats up, add the Garlic and Onions, sauté till fragrant, then add the marinated vegetables, sauté for 3-4 minutes, then set aside…

If you end up using too much oil like I did,  just leave to drain in a colander after frying….

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Mix the Cornflour/Corn starch or Plain Flour with half a cup of water, mix till smooth..

If you would rather use Potatoes to thicken, you’ll need 3 big Potatoes. Simply boil till soft, then puree in a blender or pound in a mortar with water till smooth and add to the gravy.

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Check on the Chicken, when it’s soft, remove the Chicken from the stock and set aside, then add the sautéed Veggies into the Stock, combine, then taste for Salt and Seasoning, adjust if necessary….

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Next, pour in the Cornflour/ Starch mix, this will thicken the Gravy, don’t add it all at once, add intermittently, so you can control the thickness…

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Stir and combine, then add the Chicken back into the Gravy….

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Combine, then switch the heat off and allow to simmer for 3 minutes with the residual heat, and it’s ready…

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Serve with Boiled Rice, Pasta, Couscous or Potatoes….

Veggie chicken gravy

Veggie Chicken Gravy

Veggie chicken gravy

You may want to check out our Coconut Chicken Curry recipe while you’re here, click HERE to view the easy and straightforward recipe.


As usual, it would be nice to hear your feedbacks when you’ve tried out this easy Veggie Chicken Gravy recipe. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, @Sisi_Jemimah and be sure to tag us in photos of any of our replicated dishes, Merry Christmas everybody!

62 thoughts on “Veggie Chicken Gravy

  1. Wow can’t believe I’m just stumbled across your page on Instagram. Great job dear. I have so many in want to try will keep you posted as I go . Thanks

  2. Love to c beautiful women who can cook, Dats double asset. Thanks for this recipe, just came across it this morning n tried it though mine is with shredded chicken. My kids r loving it.

  3. Jemimah your page is awesome
    Love all your recipes
    It’s my favorite food page
    Inspired me to start up my own food page
    I use your recipes but cook in my own style.

  4. you are simply the best. i love the way you take time to explain especially using the stage by stage pictures of the preparation of each recipes. good job and God bless you

      • Your recipe is wow! I prepare it for my nephew birthday yesterday. I use turmeric inplace of curry everyone love it! The kids were like mummy please when are you going to make this again?? I love your recipe!!! Tump up for you………

  5. Thanks a lot, i tried it today for my birthday treats and it came out nice. Every one loves it. More power to your elbow

  6. Hi Sisi,

    I’ve tried this last week but without veggies and instead of curry i put curcuma. It’s true that it’s really delicious. I’ll try next time with potatoes puree.
    As usual the pics are just amazing.
    Thanks again for sharing.

    P.S : i’m not native english speaker, then sorry if any mistake.

    • Hi Karine. Thanks for the feedback, Curcuma, I believe is Turmeric and it works just as great. You’ll enjoy it eith Potato purée and it’s sure healthier. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave to a comment and No, no mistakes at all….X

  7. You are too much!! Finally made this for hubby and some guests who came around today and it was ahmayzinggg.God bless u loads for helping new wives warm thier way into the hearts of thier husbands with variety of sumptuous meals.

    • Awesome feedback! Thanks for making me smile this morning….? Glad you and your guests loved the recipe. Thanks for taking the time to leave a feedback….x

  8. I call u my tutor sisi j.. I explained so much about u to my hub, I made dis n Xmas day for d family & it was superb.. Like I mean d original fried rice it was so tasty. Lemme send a Pix of d stir fry veggies.. I’ll try dis gravy too. I mostly do sub coz of u dearie..

    • Hi, I’m glad you liked the recipe and thanks so much for the kind words. Looking forward to seeing the photo, thanks once again….

  9. I tried it on my sister’s birthday on the 29th Dec and it was superb. Everyone that tasted it loved it and asked for the recipe. My mother in law ate my hubby’s share, gave him only a little piece of chicken. It’s been my hubby’s favorite since that day. A million thanks to you sisi Jemimah. God bless you.

    • Hi Mrs Harry, the though of MIL eating your hubby’s share made me laugh. I’m glad you all enjoyed it, gladdens my heart. Thanks for taking the time to leave a feedback, God bless you too immensely and you’re very welcome….

    • Sorry I missed your comment earlier. Thanks so much for the feedback, I’m glad you loved the recipe. God bless you loads….x

  10. Hiya and compliments of the season, I just tried out your recipe including the shredded beef sauce. ..they were *amazeballs * I pray the Lord will continue to sustain, give you concepts and insights to guide you in all your endeavors

  11. You posted this at the right time, was thinking of making something different for Christmas. Thank you Sisi, so trying this. By the way, I like the way your veggies are cut.

  12. What type of chicken would you suggest with this? Pluckera or the one at the supermarkets? Looking forward to making this at Christmas.

  13. Thank you so much for this.. Exactly what I planned for Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Please keep up the good work.

  14. Thank you so much. I wanted to learn gizdodo and chicken curry sauce for Christmas. I saw the beef sauce you posted on SYTYCC and i searched your website from there lo and behold I found all I was looking for. Keep up the good work. I hope my sauce and gizdodo come out fine. Thank you sisi Jemima.

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