Benachin Recipe


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Benachin Recipe

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Gambia
Servings 8 People


  • ½ lb chicken (cut into pieces)
  • ½ lb boneless beef (diced)
  • 3 cups of rice
  • 4 onions (peeled and diced)​
  • 2 large tomatoes (chopped)​
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)​
  • 2 hot peppers (minced)
  • 3 tsp tomato puree
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable oil
  • 2 bell peppers (sliced)
  • 1 large eggplant (chopped)
  • ½ small cabbage (chopped)​
  • 6 cups of water
  • Salt to taste​
  • Black pepper​
  • Vinegar​


  • Put the chicken and beef pieces into a bowl.
  • Season the meats with salt, black pepper, garlic and a dash of vinegar, then leave undisturbed for 30 minutes.
  • Heat a large pot, add the vegetable oil and fry the chicken until golden brown on all sides.
  • When the chicken is done, remove and set aside, then brown the beef in the same pot.
  • Add the onions to the beef and cook until brown.
  • Add the tomatoes and the tomato puree together with the minced hot pepper.
  • Stir these ingredients together and cook for 15minutes.
  • Pour in the water and bring to a boil. Add the chicken to the pot.
  • Add the chopped cabbage, chopped eggplant and the bay leaves to the pot.
  • Sprinkle salt to taste.
  • Use a large spoon to dish out the vegetables and chicken pieces, then set these aside.
  • Rinse the raw rice in cold water, then add to the pot. Add the sliced bell peppers and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and let the ingredients simmer.
  • When the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender, turn off the heat and place in a serving dish. Arrange the chicken and vegetables on top of the rice and beef. Serve hot


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