Peanuts are quite popular in parts of Africa. It is used to make soups, stews or sauces. This dish can be served on its own or on top of white rice or boiled millet. The set of vegetables can vary; turnips, potatoes, and pumpkin are also suitable. The basis, of course, is the most tender chicken and nutritious, aromatic peanut sauce. The ingredients are all the simplest and most affordable, despite all the seeming exoticism. The whole point is to feed a large family as tasty and satisfying as possible. I suggest you certainly cook an African chicken, a little unusual, but very tasty dish!
Purpose: For lunch / For dinner
Main Ingredient: Poultry / Chicken
Dish: Hot dishes / Stew
Cuisine geography: African
- Chicken - 600 Grams
- Peanuts - 150 Grams
- Chicken broth - 250 Grams
- Vegetable oil - 3 Tbsp. spoons
- Onion - 1 Piece
- Bulgarian pepper - 1 Piece
- Garlic - 2 Cloves
- Tomato - 1 Piece
- Carrots - 1 Piece
- Ginger root - 1 Piece (1.5 cm)
- Salt, pepper - To taste
- Coriander - To taste
- Zira - To taste
How to cook "African chicken"
1. Prepare all the required ingredients.
2. To prepare the sauce, peanuts must be fried in a dry frying pan, then grind with a mixer. To facilitate the process, you can add a little vegetable oil or water to the nuts. Dissolve the ground peanuts with the ready-made broth, mix and set aside for now. Fry for a few minutes. Add chicken pieces. Stir well and fry for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Rub the pieces of chicken with salt and pepper, and fry in a hot skillet over high heat on both sides until golden brown.
4. Place the chicken on a plate and place the diced onion and bell pepper in the same pan. Set aside.
5. Fry vegetables until soft, add finely grated ginger root and chopped garlic with a knife. Add salt and spices to taste.
6. Fry everything together, stirring for no more than a couple of minutes. Then return the fried chicken to the pan, add the diced skinless tomato and the coarsely chopped carrots. Carrots can be substituted for potatoes or any other suitable vegetable if desired.
7. Add the mixture of peanut butter and broth, if necessary, you can add more broth to the pan. The sauce should almost cover the chicken. Salt everything to taste. Cover the pan with a lid and, after boiling, simmer the chicken over low heat for about 30 minutes.
8. The African chicken is ready. Serve the dish garnished with chopped parsley, cilantro and unsalted chopped peanuts. Very tasty, tender and nutritious. Enjoy your meal!