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Le Creuset Dutch Oven full of an authentic Chinese Chicken & Potato Stew recipe.

Chinese Chicken and Potato Stew

  • Author: Cindy Munson
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


This authentic Chinese Chicken Potato Stew makes a comforting and flavorful dinner! It’s perfect for a family dinner or for entertaining a small group. Enjoy!



23 tablespoon oil

4 star anise, whole

3 dried red chilies, coarsely chopped

3 bay leaves

46 green onions, sliced, reserve 1/4 for garnish

chunk of ginger (18 g or 5/8 oz), coarsely chopped

6 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped

3 lbs chicken thighs, boneless, skinless, cubed

6 tablespoons light soy sauce

3/4 tablespoon of dark soy sauce

1 tablespoon Chinese rice cooking wine

1.5 tablespoons Sichuan Style Broad Bean Sauce, recommended

one 12 oz can light beer, Coors Light or similar, or water

3 russet potatoes, cut into 3/8 inch chunks

1 package of mushrooms, sliced

1 red onion, coarsely cut

1/2 teaspoon of sugar

salt, to taste


Prepare all veggies you are using. Coarsely chop red chilies, the (peeled) ginger, and the garlic. Slice the green onion. Peel potatoes and cube, and slice the mushroom and red onion. Cut up the chicken.

Heat Dutch oven over medium-high heat, then add oil. Add the anise, red chilies, and bay leaves. Stir for 1 minute. Remove from pan and discard. Add 3/4 of the green onion, ginger, and garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Be careful not to burn. Add in chicken pieces and pan-fry until meat turns white.

Add light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, Chinese rice cooking wine, and Sichuan Style Broad Bean Sauce. Mix and stir for another 1-2 minutes. Add one can of light beer (or substitute water) and bring to a boil.

Next, add the potatoes and mushrooms. Stir to incorporate. Cover and boil potatoes until tender over high heat.

Next, add onions and stir. Cook for another 3-4 mins; add sugar and salt to taste. 

Garnish with the remaining green onions before serving. Serve over steamed rice or cauliflower rice. Enjoy!


Celery optional. We used to add celery (when these pics were taken), but often leave it out.

Broad Bean Sauce. This ingredient is available at most Asian grocery stores.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Simmering
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Keywords: Chinese chicken potato stew, Chinese, chicken stew, porridge, potatoes,

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