23 July 2013

Chicken And Prawn Gravy Sauce

Ingredients Needed

I kg chicken (thighs and drumsticks)

For seasoning the chicken 
*1 tablespoon soy sauce
*1 tablespoon garlic powder/granules
*1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
*1/2 tablespoon salt
*Fresh rosemary and thyme
*1/2 onion - cubed
*3 knorr chicken seasoning cubes
*1 and 1/2 tablespoon of fresh chopped ging
*1 cup of water

300mls double cream
750g potatoes (Irish) - cubed
Mushrooms - sliced (optional)
Carrots - sliced
Spring onion - cut
Bell pepper (red, yellow. green) - cubed
Green beans  - cut
1 large onion - diced
Prawns (optional)
1 cube of knorr chicken seasoning
1 cup of sunflower oil/vegetable oil
1/4 cup of sunflower oil


Step 1

In a medium pot, place the chicken thighs/drumsticks, add all the ingredients listed for seasoning the chicken. Turn, cover the pot and cook on a medium heat for 7 minutes

Step 2

Remove the chicken from the pot **keep the stock, will be used later** and place on a sieve. Add a cup sunflower oil in a frying pan, heat up and fry the chicken for 2-3 minutes on each side. Set aside.

Step 3

Fry the prawns for about 1 minute with the same oil used for the chicken, this process automatically seasons the prawns. Set aside the fried prawns.

Step 4

In a large pot, pour quarter cup oil, heat up for few seconds. Add onion and spring onions, fry for about 45 - 50 seconds. Add the cubed potatoes, stir-fry for 1-2 minutes then add the green beans and carrots. At this point, add a cube of knorr chicken seasoning and then fry for another 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and prawns, stir-fry for about 3 minutes.

Step 5

With the aid of a sieve, strain in the chicken stock into the pot, stir and have a taste. Add little salt if need be. Then finally add the fried chicken,  double cream {this acts as our thickener} and the bell peppers. Stir, reduce the gas heat and allow to simmer. Stir every now and then, so as to avoid from burning. Allow simmering for about 10 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked and sauce thickens.


Note : If the sauce is not as thick as you want, you can add flour. Just mix little amount with water and stir in.

You can also try my coconut vegetable gravy recipe

Hope you try this recipe, feedbacks are highly appreciated!!!

Have a blessed day!

Labelle xx


  1. Wats double cream? A thickner?

    1. Hey anony, thanks for stopping by. I have just updated my post and I have attached a link, just click on the double cream and it would navigate to google so you can check out what double cream is. Yes, it thickens soups, pies, used for cakes and ...

  2. Nice. Will try this out soonest.

  3. Lovely, made this today. I didn't use prawns and only used half of the double cream. I will post a pic on facebook later! It was very tasty thanks for sharing.

    1. You are welcome Tolu. Thank you for your comment. I saw the picture on facebook and it was pretty! Great job.

  4. it looks so yummy...i wish i could taste it..slurp!!!I love your blog.The funny part is it is my favourite pastime to go through all the images in your blog, very good presentation and awesome cooking skills.
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  5. Thank You so much, IFB marine. Really do appreciate...

  6. Hello,

    I just stumbled on your blog and I am really excited. I can't wait to try the recipes,especially this one but I have never cooked with double cream before, do you know where I can get it in Nigeria. Thank you.

    1. Thank you, Anony! I think you would b able to get that from shoprite but if you can't, just use flour.

  7. Hi, I made this sauce on Sunday for my fam, but i used shrimps instead of prawns, it was reallyyyy tasty. Thanks for sharing.
    PS. I love your blog!!!