Quick Chicken Vegetable sauce

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Do you want a quick sauce with wow factor? delicious yet completely fitfam approved. This chicken vegtable sauce recipe is totally for you!  I first prepared a variant of this sauce over 2 years ago, you can find that recipe here . This is an updated version  with a lot more sauce. This sauce is pretty much magic especially if you are on a budget, you get to prepare a big batch with just a handful of ingredients . Lots of people tried this when I first posted it on Instagram with rave reviews, you definitely should as well.


Quick Chicken Vegetable sauce

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Serves: 6

  • 2 teaspoons each ginger, garlic, white pepper & red pepper (all powder)
  • 1 medium onion - Minced
  • 2 bell pepper - chopped
  • 4 cups peas & carrot
  • 2 cups mushrooms - Optional
  • 8-10 boneless/skinless chicken thighs - sliced
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch (substitute 6 tablespoons white flour)
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • Salt - to taste
  • 2 seasoning cubes (optional)
  1. Combine spice powders. set aside
  2. Dissolve 5 tablespoon of cornstarch in 4 cups of water. Set aside .
  3. Season chicken with some salt and half of spice mix from step one. Set aside.
  4. Place a large pan on high heat. Heat up oil. Add in seasoned chicken, sear on all sides until golden (5-10 minutes)
  5. Add in chopped onions. Stir.
  6. Add in vegetables and left over spice mix. Season with salt and maggi. Stir to combine
  7. Stir in cornstarch mixture . Cover and leave to simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Sauce is ready. Serve over some rice or bulgur
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By |September 8th, 2016|12 Comments


  1. Comfort February 3, 2018 at 3:13 am - Reply

    I am so happy to join this group. The vegetable sauce above has been in my mind to prepare , but how to go about was a problem. And I thank u so much for posting this

  2. pretty Peace January 1, 2018 at 3:18 am - Reply

    Can I add tomotoes and green pepper..but how?

  3. somma December 31, 2017 at 5:20 am - Reply

    Are you supposed to cook the meat before frying.

  4. Princess July 5, 2017 at 10:33 am - Reply

    Thank you ma, can I replace the cornstarch with potatoes?

  5. Chinwe January 7, 2017 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Hi Ronke..you must be a mind-reader! Here I am wondering what kind of sauce to make with my available ingredients and I check your website and find this!😊 Thank you so much for sharing!!! P.S. Can I increase the quantities for a large amount of sauce and add a substitute peas for green peppers? Don’t really like peas. Thanks so much again!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 15, 2017 at 5:29 am - Reply

      Haha, mind reader indeed. Yes, you can increase the quantity. You may use any vegetable you like in the sauce.

  6. Tolu Oyebanji October 10, 2016 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Can I just say a big thank you for this recipe. I literally woke up to ur website and went thru the recipes abs and I made the chicken vegetable sauce with white rice for lunch. It was too delicious. God Bless you.

  7. halnathan October 8, 2016 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    This is very interesting
    Thank you for the recipe

  8. neneokpalaoka September 15, 2016 at 3:57 am - Reply

    Greetings Ronke, can the corn starch be replaced with flour??

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