Rich and creamy Japanese style cream 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.
What is Japanese Cream Stew?
Japanese cream stew is one of many "yoshoku dishes", a type of Japanese dish with Western influence. Made with chicken thigh and a variety of vegetables such as brocolli, bell peppers and carrot, Japanese cream stew is somewhat similar to the French stew, "Blanquette de veau".
However, the main difference between French "blanquette de veau" and Japanese cream stew, is that blanquette de veau is made with veal rather than chicken.
Japanese cream stew is supposed to be a family dish, it uses less sophisticated ingredients so that kids can enjoy it too.
It's even popular enough to be part of school lunch!
Ingredients in Chicken Cream Stew
Japanese 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 using 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!