Bongo

West African-Style Bongo Chicken

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Bongo
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WEST AFRICAN-STYLE BONGO CHICKEN

Delicious chicken recipe made with mostly natural herbs and spices from West Africa. Bongo Chicken is by far my favorite recipe because I created it myself :). It was from my Mom and sister's cooking in the past.

Course Main Course
Cuisine West African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 1300 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 Bulb Medium Onion
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Canola Oil
  • 2 Habanero Peppers
  • 1 Tbsp Cinamon
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • 1/2 Pound Ginger Root
  • 3-5 Pound Whole Chicken

Instructions

  1. First of all, pour two cups of water in your baking dish and add a spoon of seasoned salt. Then place your chicken in it.
  2. Blend all these ingredients together for about 5 minutes.
  3. After you're done rub the whole chicken with the bongo seasoning generously.
  4. Place the chicken in the baking dish with the 2 cups of water in it. Set it in the refrigerator overnight.
  5. The Next day put the bird in a pre-heated conventional oven and set oven temperature to 350 degrees
  6. Let the bird bake for 2 hours, every 20-30 minutes in between pour a little of the stock forming at the bottom of the baking dish over the bird to keep it moist and then your bongo chicken will be ready to eaten

Recipe Notes

Bongo Chicken is by far my favorite recipe because I created it myself :). It was from my Mom and sister's cooking in the past, added with a little bit of innovation on my part.ย 

You can add a few more habaneros to add a little heat to it, that is if you're obsessed hot peppers like I am. Nothing like eating chicken that's hot and spicy with a hint of sweetness.

 

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