Waterzooi

Belgian Chicken Stew

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Cook’s Canon: 101 Recipes Everyone Should Know

The Cook’s Canon

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2003

  • About

Waterzooi is the most famous Belgian dish. If this seems like faint praise, you haven’t spent much time eating in Belgium. Anyway, waterzooi is a fine thing. I heard about it first in a guide to European restaurants privately printed in Detroit by Lester Gruber, proprietor of the London Chop House, Detroit’s best restaurant (yes, I know, this is like calling waterzooi the most famous Belgian dish) when I was growing up there. Not that I ever ate there. My parents, out of pu