African style chicken


African style chicken
This is a sort of smoked chicken, cooked in a tomato-coconut sauce, and served with kidney beans and plain rice. It's quite a simple recipe, with ready-made ingredients, but which needs a long cooking time on low heat (one hour).
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

Keywords for this recipe:ChickenAfricanAfricaStyleSautédTomatoCoconut
For 2 people, you will need:
  • 0 smoked chicken 13 smoked chicken
  • 1 onion 13 onion
  • 2 palm oil 1 tablespoon palm oil
  • 3 unsweetened coconut milk 50 ml unsweetened coconut milk
  • 4 tinned red kidney beans 167 g tinned red kidney beans
  • 5 button or field mushrooms 42 g button or field mushrooms (optional)
  • 6 small pieces of bacon 42 g small pieces of bacon
  • 7 tomato coulis 83 ml tomato coulis
  • 8 fine (or table) salt fine (or table) salt
  • 9 pepper pepper
  • 10 palm oil 13 tablespoon palm oil
  • 11 palm oil 1 tablespoon palm oil
  • Total weight: 1,056 grams

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
26 min.1 hour 38 min.2 hours 4 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 20 min.
African style chicken : Photo of step #1
Skin 13 smoked chicken, keeping only flesh (discard skin and bones), then cut out into small pieces.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
African style chicken : Photo of step #2
In large pan, heat 1 tablespoon palm oil (or olive oil), then add chopped 13 onion, salt and pepper.

Cook for a few minutes without browning too much.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
African style chicken : Photo of step #3
Add chicken pieces.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
African style chicken : Photo of step #4
Stir well, and cook a few minutes while stirring so it doesn't catch on the bottom.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
African style chicken : Photo of step #5
Pour in half of 83 ml tomato coulis.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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Stir well.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
African style chicken : Photo of step #7
Pour in 50 ml unsweetened coconut milk, stir well.

Stage 8 - 1 hour
African style chicken : Photo of step #8
Cover and leave to cook on low heat for at least an hour.

Stage 9 - 10 min.
African style chicken : Photo of step #9
Meanwhile heat 13 tablespoon palm oil in a frying pan, then add 42 g small pieces of bacon and cook for a few minutes until they are lightly fried.

Set aside.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
African style chicken : Photo of step #10
In another pan, heat 1 tablespoon palm oil, then add drained and rinsed 167 g tinned red kidney beans.

Cook one or two minutes while stirring so that that they do not burn on bottom.

Stage 11 - 2 min.
African style chicken : Photo of step #11
Add remaining tomato coulis, then fried bacon, and 42 g button or field mushrooms if desired.

Stage 12 - 20 min.
African style chicken : Photo of step #12
Stir well and leave to cook covered on low heat until chicken has its full cooking time.

Meanwhile cook rice.

Stage 13
African style chicken : Photo of step #13
To serve, put rice onto a plate, add beans on top, then chicken.
Remarks
You can easily replace palm oil with olive oil, for a tastier dish tomato coulis by tomato sauce for pizzas.

It's a meal which can easily be re-heated or frozen. So do not hesitate to make a good deal of it, even if it's for the first time.
Keeping
Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,100 Kcal or 8,792 Kj165 gr108 gr112 gr
105 %63 %10 %17 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
199 Kcal or 833 Kj16 gr10 gr11 gr
10 %6 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,050 Kcal or 4,396 Kj82 gr54 gr56 gr
53 %32 %5 %8 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 2 people : 3.67 €
  • Per person : 1.84 €

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Note : These prices are only approximate.
Source
Essy Buhendwa (great master of Africo-Brittany chicken), recipe adapted by Nanou.
This recipe uses (among others)
Tinned red kidney beansTinned red kidney beans: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pumpkin and red-bean tortillas, Mexican tart, Cauliflower, red bean and avocado salad, Enchiladas, Mexican salad, ... All
Tomato coulisTomato coulis: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Express chilli con carne, Bolognaise lasagne, ... All
Unsweetened coconut milkUnsweetened coconut milk: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Bounty-style tart for Alison, Like Bounty, Mixed vegetable curry, Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa , ... All
Small pieces of baconSmall pieces of bacon: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Alsatian-style salad, Beef braised in reduced red wine, Creamy "terre et mer" pots, Bourguignon potatoes , Fougasse with bacon and Comté, ... All
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