Rich and creamy Japanese style white stew made with chicken and vegetables. All you need is one pot and 30 minutes, it's so easy! Serve this dish with warm baguette for a delicious and comforting meal, especially great in the winter.
Stew in Japan
Do you like stew? Sure, we do like warming stews in cold winter and it's no different in Japan too.
There are mainly two types of stew in Japan.
- Beef stew: brown stew
- Chicken stew: creamy white stew
Today, I'm going to talk about Japanese style chicken cream stew.
Chicken Cream Stew
Japanese cream stew is one of many Yoshoku dishes (Western-originated Japanese dishes) and the dish is probably somewhat similar to the French stew, "Blanquette de veau".
However, the main difference between the French version and the Japanese version, is that Blanquette de veau is made with veal rather than chicken.
Also, because Japanese cream stew is supposed to be a family dish, it uses less sophisticated ingredients so that kids can enjoy it too.
These days, Cream Stew is popular enough to be part of school lunch in Japan.
Ingredients in Chicken Cream Stew
Japanese style chicken cream stew usually contains:
- Cream or/and Milk
These days, pre-made white stew stock cubes are often used and you just add water, meat and vegetables (similar to Japanese curry roux cubes). It's especially for convenient home cooking. But it's very easy to cook from scratch as well.
It's very nice to eat it with baguette especially!
Comforting Japanese "stew" type dishes
If you're a fan of cream stew, you'll love these other Japanese stew type dishes!