Thursday, July 16, 2015

Many of the popular foods in Ghana are traditional dishes, a delicious reflection of a long and rich cultural history. Most dishes are served as a stew, often tomato based as with this saucy and mildly spicy chicken recipe, which contains groundnuts and chillies. Growing and harvesting groundnuts for local consumptions and export is a thriving trade in Ghana with chillies not too far behind.

Recipe by: GOLD Recipe
Serves: 6 (main dish)
Difficulty: Easy
Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes

Ingredients

T = Tablespoon
t = teaspoon

12 skinless chicken thighs
2 T vegetable oil
2 onions, sliced
1 red or green chilli pepper, seeded and finely sliced
1 T fresh thyme leaves
400g whole peeled tomatoes
1 cup (250 ml) cream or coconut cream
1 cup (250 ml) chicken stock 100 g groundnuts – in this instance roasted and salted peanuts, roughly chopped
½ t (2 ml) turmeric
Salt and milled black pepper

Method

Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
Heat oil in a pan.
Add the onions and fry until a light and golden colour.
Add the chilli, turmeric, thyme, tomatoes, cream and half the peanuts.
Give the mixture a good stir.
Add the chicken and tuck the chicken under the sauce.
Cover and simmer over a gentle heat for about 20 – 30 minutes until cooked.
Lift the chicken and place in a warming dish.
Pour the thickened sauce over the chicken.

Garnish with the remaining peanuts.
Serve hot.

Tip: When transferring the chicken to warming dish, if the sauce hasn’t thickened leave it in the pan, turn up the heat and allow to simmer with the lid off for a couple of minutes.

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