African Style Chicken and Vegetables

African Style Chicken And Vegetables Recipe

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Marion Wilting


This was inspired by a recipe for African Beans with a coconut-tomato sauce which we liked very much.


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10 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1 medium
  • 1 medium
  • 1
    red bell pepper
  • 1
    yellow bell pepper
  • 1 clove
  • 1
  • 1 medium
  • 1 medium
    sweet potato
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    paprika, sweet mild
  • 1/2 tsp
    chili or cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 can(s)
    creamy coconut milk, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar

How to Make African Style Chicken and Vegetables


  1. Cube the chicken and brown with a tablespoon of coconut oil or other cooking oil in a large skillet.
  2. While meat is browning, chop shallot and mince garlic, cube all the vegetables.
  3. Remove the browned chicken from skillet and fry shallot and garlic until lightly brown, add spices, sugar and tomato paste, stir until sugar has melted and add cubed tomato.
  4. Fry for two minutes, then add cubed sweet potato, fry two more minutes, then add all the other vegetables and the salt. Fry for two or three minutes, then add coconut milk.
  5. Bring to a boil, cover and boil for 15-20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft.
  6. Add chicken, mix well, heat through and then serve.

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About African Style Chicken and Vegetables

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: African
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Dairy Free

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