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    Chicken Muamba

    The national food of Angola is moambe chicken, a savory chicken dish popular in Central Africa. To make the dish, combine chicken, spices, and palm butter to get a stew-like consistency. Throughout Congo and Central Africa, there local or regional variations; the dish is also well-known beyond the continent.

    Chicken Muamba

    Chicken Muamba

    Course Main Course, Main Dish
    Cuisine Angola, Congo

    Ingredients
      

    • 1 (3 1/2 lb) whole chicken
    • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
    • 1 large fresh tomato
    • 1 garlic clove, crushed
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 1⁄2 cup chunky peanut butter
    • 2 tablespoons palm oil
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 teaspoon thyme
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 hot pepper

    Instructions
     

    • Simmer chicken covered in water with bouquette garnis until it's falling off the bone.
    • Never boil meat that makes it rubbery. Pull meat off the bone and reserve stock.
    • Sauté onion, hot pepper and garlic in oil until translucent. Add tomato.
    • Stir in tomato paste and about 1/2 C stock.
    • Add peanut butter.
    • You should end up with a sauce that is similar in texture to spaghetti sauce. Add more stock if needed.
    • Return chicken to the pan and simmer for a few minutes to infuse the flavors.
    • Serve over rice.
    Keyword Chicken
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