Jollof rice or jollof is a one-pot rice dish popular in many West African countries such as Cameroon, Togo. It is also called ‘reddish one-pot dish’ and varies in these countries. This recipe is the Ivoirian version.

Ivoirian Chicken Jollof Rice

Ivoirian Chicken Jollof Rice

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Jollof rice or jollof is a one-pot rice dish popular in many West African countries such as Cameroon, Togo. It is also called 'reddish one-pot dish'
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Ghanaian, Ivoirian, Senegalese

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups rice jasmine
  • 1 chicken cut into pieces
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 5 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp ginger
  • 1 onion
  • 2 bouillon cubes
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cabbage
  • 2 carrots
  • 10 10 habanero pepper optional
  • pinch of baking soda
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Blend the garlic, ginger, ½ onion, clove.
  • Season the chicken with half of the blended spices, add the cube and salt to taste. Add 1/2 sliced onion. Add water and cook until tender. Fry the chicken.
  • Add the tomato puree, the tomato paste, ½ onion puree, the cube, the remaining blended spices, the cayenne, the carrots sliced in half and the cabbage slice, a pinch of baking soda and salt to taste. 
  • Add 7 cups of the water to the tomato mixture add the watched rice and salt to taste. Cook the rice.
  • When all the water evaporates from the rice add the habanero pepper.
  • Serve the rice with the side of vegetable and the chicken.

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Keyword Chicken, Ivoirian, Jollof Rice