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COTE D’ IVOIRE KEDJENOU (CHICKEN STEW)

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INGREDIENTS
  • 2 lbs. of chicken (thighs and wings work well with skin on, however any chicken pieces can be used)
  • 1 eggplant peeled, sliced and salted
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 hot chili pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3-4 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 red or green bell pepper
  • ginger, one small piece, peeled and minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ cup of water or chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon ground nut oil only necessary if using skinless chicken.
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Combine all ingredients into a large cooking pot.
  2. Stir well until everything is combined
  3. Seal the pot with some heavy duty aluminum foil
  4. Put on the tight fitting lid
  5. Cook on medium high heat for about 5 minutes then turn down to low.
  6. Shake the pot without removing the lid every 15 minutes
  7. Cook for 1½ hours and then check for to see if meat is cooked, if not continue cooking until done.
  8. Serve with Attieke or rice, Enjoy!
 Source: www.internationalcuisine.com
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Jollof Rice

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Ingredients :

One and a quarter cups of white rice ·

One pound boneless and skinless chicken breast ·

Three cups of chicken soup ·

*One medium sized onion, chopped ·

Two teaspoons of vegetable oil ·

6-ounce of tomato paste

Procedure :

1. In saucepan fry rice and the onion in oil, cover until onion turns translucent.

2. Cut the chicken into small cubes and add to the mixture

3. Add the tomato paste and then chicken soup in succession, simmer the mixture.

4. Cover pan and decrease the heat to low.

5. Cook in low heat until rice is tender, the liquid has been absorbed, and the chicken is fully cooked, about 25 minutes The dish serves 8 people.

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Afritada Manok

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INGREDIENTS

  • Oil — 3 tablespoons
  • Chicken, cut into pieces — 2 1/2 pounds
  • Onion, chopped — 1
  • Bell peppers, chopped — 2
  • Garlic, minced — 2 to 3 cloves
  • Tomato sauce — 1 cup
  • Chicken stock — 2 cups
  • Fish sauce (patis) or soy sauce — 2 tablespoons
  • Boiling potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks — 1 pound
  • Salt and pepper — to taste

METHOD

  1. Heat the oil over medium-high flame in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add the chicken, a few pieces at a time and brown on all sides. Remove the chicken to a plate and set aside.
  2. Add the onion and bell peppers and saute, stirring often, until cooked through but still crispy, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the garlic and saute for another 1 or 2 minutes. Stir in the tomato sauce and cook to reduce its volume a little, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients along with the reserved chicken. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the chicken and potatoes are both cooked through.
  4. Adjust seasoning and serve over steamed white rice.
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Kedjenou recipe

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INGREDIENTS

  • Chicken, cut into serving pieces — 2 to 3 pounds
  • Eggplant, peeled and cubed — 1 large
  • Tomatoes, seeded and chopped — 2 or 3
  • Onions, thinly sliced — 2
  • Hot chile peppers, chopped — 2 or 3
  • Garlic, minced — 2 or 3 cloves
  • Ginger, minced — 1 tablespoon
  • Thyme — 1 teaspoon
  • Bay leaf — 1
  • Salt and pepper — to season

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Add all the ingredients to a large oven-proof pot with a tight-fitting lid. Cover the pot with one or two layers of aluminum foil and place the lid on top of the foil.
  2. Place the pot in the oven and bake for 2 to 3 hours. Remove the pot from the oven occasionally and shake it to keep the chicken from sticking.
  3. Remove the pot from the oven. Let it rest for about 10 minutes. Serve hot with couscous, attiéké (see note), rice or boiled yams.
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