Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Poultry)

Stewed Chicken with Green Peas Recipe

(Ga Nau Dau)

Ingredients : Serves 4


1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon


2 tablespoons

200 g

2 tablespoons



50 g

1/4 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

2-3 sprigs

2 tablespoons

Whole chicken, cleaned

Caramel syrup

Cooking oil, for deep frying

Ground white pepper


Onion, peeled and diced

Annatto seed oil

Tomato paste

Tomato ketchup

Fresh coconut juice from 2 young coconuts

Carrots, cut into large chunks

Green peas


Chicken seasoning powder

Coriander (cilantro) leaves

Tapioca flour, mixed with 4 tablespoons water

Method :
  • Rub chicken with caramel syrup.

  • Heat oil and deep fry chicken until golden brown.

  • Drain well then rinse chicken under running water.

  • Chop into pieces and marinate with pepper and salt.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil and stir fry onion until fragrant. Add annatto seed oil, half the tomato paste and tomato ketchup. Cook for 5 minutes then add chicken. Mix well.

  • Pour in coconut juice and enough water to cover chicken.

  • Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer until chicken is tender.

  • Add carrots and green peas. Cook until carrots are soft.

  • Add sugar and chicken seasoning powder. Adjust to taste with salt.

  • Slowly stir in tapioca flour mixture until stew is thick.

  • Serve sprinkled with pepper and coriander and French baguette on the side.

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