Easy Chicken And Tomato Stew With Caramelized Lemon Sauce

4.7/5 - (3 votes)
Are you looking for more best Dutch oven recipes? Chicken and Tomato Stew with Caramelized Lemon sauce will definitely be one of the most mouth-watering easy Dutch oven recipes for camping. I bet you cannot resist the layer of complex favor when cooking lemon slices until they are almost charred combined with the sweet, earthy flavor of cinnamon.
Chicken and Tomato Stew with Caramelized Lemon sauce

Chicken and Tomato Stew with Caramelized Lemon sauce

Chicken and Tomato Stew with Caramelized Lemon sauce is an easy and delectable classic recipe for Dutch ovens. No more than 30 minutes to make a warm spiced bowl of chicken soaked in the flavorful sauce!
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Servings 4 people
Calories 352 kcal


For The Chicken

  • 4 pieces chicken leg (thigh and drumstick)
  • Salt kosher
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (distributed)
  • 1 finely sliced big onion
  • 6 halved garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 can (14.5-ounce) whole peeled tomatoes (San Marzano)
  • 3 cups chicken broth (low sodium)

Caramelized lemon

  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, roasted
  • 1/2 cup torn mint
  • Bread with a flat surface (for serving)


  • Season the chicken with salt after patting it dry. Allow at least 15 minutes and up to 1 hour to let it rest at room temperature before using (or cover and chill for up to 24 hours).
  • In a large Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken till deep golden brown on all sides (10–12 minutes), adjusting heat as needed to avoid scorching. Remove the chicken to a platter and discard the drippings.
  • Stirring onion and garlic often in the pot until softened. Add in honey, tomato paste, turmeric, and cinnamon and cook until scented. Toss in the tomatoes and liquids, and smash with a wooden spoon (2 minutes).
  • Return the chicken to your Dutch oven, add the broth (just enough to cover the chicken), and heat to a low simmer (mostly cover the pot with a lid). Reduce heat to low and gently simmer for 70–80 minutes, or until chicken is cooked and fluids thicken.
  • Meanwhile, trim the top and bottom of the lemon, seat it on a flat end, and cut it lengthwise into quarters, removing the seeds and white pith from the center. Fill a medium skillet halfway with water and cook for 3 minutes, then drain and wipe dry with paper towels. Transfer to a bowl and stir with sugar to coat.
  • Place it over medium-high heat to heat the oil. In a skillet, arrange the lemon slices in a single layer. Cook, flipping halfway through, for about 3 minutes, or until deeply browned in most parts. Take out into the bowl and season with salt.
  • Serve the stew in dishes with caramelized lemon, sesame seeds, and mint on top. Enjoy with flatbread, if desired.


The stew (without mint) can be prepared 3 days ahead of time. Allow to cool it before covering and chilling. Add the mint when serving.

Your Own Notes


Calories: 352kcalCarbohydrates: 26.8gProtein: 41.92gFat: 57.66gSaturated Fat: 12.73gTrans Fat: 0.13gCholesterol: 196.22mgSodium: 626.06mgFiber: 3.71gSugar: 14.56gIron: 3.77mg
Keyword Chicken and Tomato Stew with Caramelized Lemon sauce
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Further Reading: Saucy Lamb Stew with Warm Spices. Or visit Meat to check out more similar articles.

Related Recipe: Crispy Chicken Thighs With Caramelized Lemons

Feel free to check all PGEW‘s related articles.

We will be happy to hear your thoughts

Leave a reply

Enable registration in settings - general