Chicken Muamaba or Muamba de Galinha might not be a well known dish to most of us but this dish came out 10th in CNN World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods 2011, a dish that originated from Africa more specifically Gabon and Angola, it is made out of chicken, okra, tomato, chillies and palm oil.
- 1 kg chicken thighs, cut into serving-sized pieces
- 1/2 butternut squash, sliced
- 20 pcs okra, sliced
- 4 pcs tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 cup palm butter or red palm oil (substitutes: coconut oil with 2 tsp paprika or groundnut oil with 2 tsp paprika)
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 2 onions, chopped
- juice from 1 lemon
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- freshly ground black pepper
- Marinate chicken in lemon juice, 2 cloves garlic and salt for at least 30 minutes
- Heat palm oil in a pot, then add chicken. Brown chicken on all sides using medium heat.
- Put heat on low then add onions, garlic, chilli and tomatoes, cook for 5 minutes while occasionally stirring.
- Add chicken stock and cook for 10 minutes.
- Add squash then cook for 5 more minutes.
- Add okra and simmer for 3 more minutes or until okra is tender.
- Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.