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

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For 6 people, you will need:
  • 1 smoked chicken 1 smoked chicken
  • 2 onion 1 onion
  • 3 palm oil 4 tablespoons palm oil
  • 4 unsweetened coconut milk 150 ml unsweetened coconut milk
  • 5 tinned red kidney beans 500 g tinned red kidney beans
  • 6 button or field mushrooms 125 g button or field mushrooms (optional)
  • 7 small pieces of bacon 125 g small pieces of bacon
  • 8 tomato coulis 250 ml tomato coulis
  • 9 fine (or table) salt fine (or table) salt
  • 10 pepper pepper
  • 11 palm oil 1 tablespoon palm oil
  • 12 palm oil 2 tablespoons palm oil
  • Total weight: 3,055 grams

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Step by step recipe

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

Stage 2 - 3 min.
African style chicken
In large pan, heat 4 tablespoons palm oil (or olive oil), then add chopped 1 onion, salt and pepper.

Cook for a few minutes without browning too much.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
African style chicken
Add chicken pieces.

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

Stage 5 - 1 min.
African style chicken
Pour in half of 250 ml tomato coulis.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
African style chicken
Stir well.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
African style chicken
Pour in 150 ml unsweetened coconut milk, stir well.

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

Stage 9 - 10 min.
African style chicken
Meanwhile heat 1 tablespoon palm oil in a frying pan, then add 125 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
In another pan, heat 2 tablespoons palm oil, then add drained and rinsed 500 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
Add remaining tomato coulis, then fried bacon, and 125 g button or field mushrooms if desired.

Stage 12 - 20 min.
African style chicken
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
To serve, put rice onto a plate, add beans on top, then chicken.
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.
Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
Essy Buhendwa (great master of Africo-Brittany chicken), recipe adapted by Nanou.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
6,427 Kcal or 26,909 Kj495 gr323 gr351 gr
321 %190 %30 %53 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
210 Kcal or 879 Kj16 gr11 gr11 gr
11 %6 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,071 Kcal or 4,484 Kj82 gr54 gr58 gr
54 %32 %5 %9 %
% 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 6 people : 10.61 €
  • Per person : 1.77 €

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Note: Be careful, these prices are only an estimate, you can consult the table of prices by ingredients used for this estimate.
This recipe uses (among others)
Tinned red kidney beansTinned red kidney beans: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chicano burger, Pumpkin and red-bean tortillas, Mexican salad, Express chilli con carne, Mexican tart, ... All
Tomato coulisTomato coulis: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Bolognaise lasagne, Express chilli con carne, ... All
Unsweetened coconut milkUnsweetened coconut milk: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Bounty-style tart for Alison, Cauliflower coconut curry, Like Bounty, Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa , Mixed vegetable curry, ... All
Small pieces of baconSmall pieces of bacon: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Deep leek and potato quiche, Dipping bread with cheese, Split peas "à la française", Chicken pie, Breton Pie, ... All
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