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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

For 6 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

Time required
PreparationCookingStart to finish
26 min.1 hour 38 min.2 hours 4 min.
Keeping:
Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
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Step by step recipe


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

Stage 2 - 3 min.
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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.
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Add chicken pieces.

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

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

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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Stir well.

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

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

Stage 9 - 10 min.
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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.
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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.
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Add remaining tomato coulis, then fried bacon, and 125 g button or field mushrooms if desired.

Stage 12 - 20 min.
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Stir well and leave to cook covered on low heat until chicken has its full cooking time.

Meanwhile cook rice.

Stage 13
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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.

Nutritional information

% 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).

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Source

Essy Buhendwa (great master of Africo-Brittany chicken), recipe adapted by Nanou.

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