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Senegalese Chicken Vermicelli

Vermicelli with chicken is a dish of African Senegalese origin to enjoy with family. Rice noodles or vermicelli is a very fine noodle made of ground rice and used throughout Senegal African food recipes. Senegalese Chicken Vermicelli Recipe is a mildly spicy dish that can be found in the most humble Senegalese homes to 5 star Senegalese restaurants.
Total Time 29 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Senegalese
Servings 4


  • 4 chicken legs
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 4 large onions diced
  • 1 maggi cube
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons ground red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 eight ounce packages broken vermicelli rice noodles
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups wate


  • Heat a large pan with 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat and saute the vermicelli lightly until it turns pale golden brown.
  • Add 2 cups of water, boil, cover, and cook for 3 minutes. Once done, remove the vermicelli and set it aside.
  • In the same pan heat oil then add chicken, mix the flour into cold water and add all ingredients to the chicken.
  • Cover and simmer for 25 minutes until the sauce is thick. Serve chicken over vermicelli!