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gà nấu đậu Vietnamese Chicken and Bean Stew

Vietnamese Chicken and Bean Stew (Gà Nấu Đậu)

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Asian, Vietnamese
Keyword Chicken
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 560kcal


  • 1 3 lb chicken, cut into 1 inch bite sized pieces (you can also use chicken thigh)
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp neutral oil, such as canola
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 5 cups water
  • 4 large red potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 4 carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 15.8 oz cans of Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained


  • Season chicken with fish sauce, shallot, garlic, salt and pepper. Set aside for at least 20 minutes.
  • Add oil to a large heavy bottomed pot and saute seasoned chicken on high heat
  • Add tomato paste to the chicken and continue to cook until the tomato paste has caramelized
  • Add water and bring back to a boil
  • When water is boiling, add carrots
  • Add potatoes once the carrots are just starting to get tender
  • Once potatoes are and carrots are tender, add drained beans and simmer for 5-6 minutes until beans have absorbed some of the broth
  • Serve immediately or, for best results, chill and reheat. Serve with rice or sliced baguettes.


This stew can be served immediately, but tastes best when it is cooled and reheated. I love dipping a crusty baguette into the broth. It also tastes great spooned over a hot bowl of rice. 


Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 45.4g | Protein: 40.6g | Fat: 24.4g | Saturated Fat: 6.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11.5g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 1403.4mg | Potassium: 499.2mg | Fiber: 11.7g | Sugar: 5g