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Friday, September 18, 2015

West African-Style Chicken with Asian Twist

This dish was inspired by Rachel Ray's West African-Style Chicken and  Fennel Stew.  I did not have fennel (in fact I have  never tried it yet) so I thought of using my own veggies that we got from the garden for this dish.  So here it goes, the West African Style Chicken with an Asian twist.  
Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut in thirds lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large eggplant, cut  into 1/2-inch slices crosswise
  • 1 roma tomotes. sliced
  • 2 medium sized okra
  • 1/2  medium sized bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 pint homemade  tomato soup
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup green bean seeds
  • 1/4 ctsp dried parsley 
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

Direction:
  • Stir the cumin, paprika and red pepper in a small bowl. Season the chicken with the cumin mixture.
  • Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until well browned, stirring occasionally. Remove the chicken from the skillet.
  • Add the veggies to the skillet and cook for 10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir the soup, lemon juice and beans in the skillet and heat to a boil. Return the chicken to the skillet. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Stir in the parsley and lemon zest just before serving.
 I am so happy when I can find a recipe that sounds doable to me, I try it  and then it turns out amazing.  This is one of those   recipes that I have never tried  coking before but  the kids and husband loves it for my first try so I will be including this recipe in our  meal roation.
You may try the original recipe with  fennel or you can try  mine, it's good!

37 sumptuous burps..:

Elizabeth O. said...

I love a dish that's packed with flavor. Thanks for sharing this recipe, it looks really yummy!

JOJO VITO said...

wow, you photos looked so inviting...i like the presence of vegetables I'm sure it added to the flavor :)

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

First time I have come across this recipe. Thanks for sharing this. My hubby and kids love chicken dishes and this would be a new way to prepare it for them.

Maria Teresa Figuerres said...

What's good about cooking is that you can put your own twist to it, just like you did. I'll borrow your recipe soon. Thanks!

papaleng said...

Sounds a good recipe to try. African-Asian chicken combo.. whah, sabik na akong matikman.

nova hedges said...

Looks good and the recipe isn't hard to have..I'll try to make this sometimes. thank you.

Jessica Cassidy said...

Yummy! Sis R, I am drooling while looking at your photos. Thank you for sharing.

Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds delicious. I love recipes like this and it sounds really easy to make, which is awesome.

savannah said...

This looks so yummy!! I love all the flavors and textures you added, I am so going to try to attempt this at home :)

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

Ooh. That looks yummy! I love trying new dishes with unique flavors. I can't wait to make this one for the weekend.

Diana Villa said...

That chicken looks so delicious and very healthy! I can't wait to try your recipe :D

Jeannette said...

Oh my gosh does this look SO good! My hubby is from South Africa and me misses food like this! (He says American food is too bland! LOL)

Mykidsguide said...

That looks so tasty. I love that it has a lot of veggies, too. I can't wait to try your recipe.

Liz Mays said...

Oh this sounds super good. I could definitely try and make this. The spices sound perfect.

Lisa Codina said...

Wow! So many flavours in one dish! This sounds fantastic!

maxandmylesstyle.com said...

This dish sounds and looks delicious. Tonight I cooked for the first time in several months. I am going to add this dish to my repertoire.

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

My hubby would love this. He loves chicken and could have it everyday. I will be saving the recipe and will make this for him this weekend.

Deal Match Maker said...

This recipe looks delicious! I've never tried any african style chicken recipe. I love spices too!

Andi said...

It really does look like a luscious dish. Passing the recipe to my daughter whose been taking the time to try new menus. Thanks!

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

Yum that looks really interesting. I've never made anything like this before. We love chicken though so it would be great to try! - Jeanine

Ricci said...

Yummy!! That chicken looks great!! Chicken is really all I make these days and I will definitely try this recipe!!

Jenni E. said...

Oh, that sounds so good. I love to try new and unique chicken recipes but my husband, not so much. I'll have to make some of this up for me, to have for lunch through the week while he's at work! :)

alexandria waning said...

Thanks for sharing the recipes. I would try this with chicken breasts. My husband always asks me to try and make okra... I just never know what to do with it!

Lynndee said...

Yum! I love that it has okra and eggplant in it - two of my most fave veggies. I can't wait to try your recipe.

Ann B said...

I can not wait to try this recipe. It looks so delicious. I am going to get the ingredients tonight so i can make it tomorrow. My family is going to love it.

Christy Garrett said...

Yummy, this sounds delicious. I'm always on the lookout for new chicken recipes.

Julie (xfallenmoon) said...

I love home cooked meals, this looks so delicious. A lot of spices always makes things sooooo yummy. I might just have to give this a shot!

Rebecca West said...

This looks delicious! I hadn't heard of the Rachel Ray recipe, but I'd rather not shop for another ingredient I don't have, so your recipe wins! :)

Tracy Iglesias said...

Fusion dishes are quite popular right now, this looks great, thanks for sharing the recipe! :-)

Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

Crystal said...

I love the ingredients of this recipe. Anything with an Asian twist is super yummy!

Bonnie Gowen said...

Wow! That looks amazing! I will have to try this recipe sometime this week. Thank you.

kat b said...

That looks amazing! I'll have to make this real soon. I love the Asian twist on it. I'm excited to try out your recipe. I'm sure it will taste great.

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg this chicken looks amazing!!!!!! I so need to give this a try. Yummy!

Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

I don't eat meat at all, but this delicious! I'm sure my husband and children would love this recipe. :)

Chantal Bernard said...

It looks like you are a wonderful cook! I would love to try this one day!

Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) said...

This is very different than how I usually cook but sounds delish!

Becca Wilson said...

Chicken is a huge staple in our house so this new twist is awesome. We get tired of eating the same old thing so I will be giving this a try.

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