Bongo Chicken

West African-Style Bongo Chicken

West African-Style Bongo Chicken

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Bongo Chicken
5 from 22 votes

West African-Style Bongo Chicken

Bongo Chicken is a West African-Inspired recipe that I crested with a collection of different spices.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine West African
Keyword West African-Style Bongo Chicken
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 5
Calories 1200 kcal


  • 1 Bulb Onion
  • 2 Habanero Peppers
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1/8 Pound Ginger
  • 1 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Creole Seasoning You can use seasoned salt or Adobo Seasoning as a substitute.
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Whole Chicken (Medium)


West African-Style Bongo Chicken is very dear to my heart because I created it myself.

I got the name from an African drum set called Bongo drums or Congas.

Back when I was in college at Philadelphia, I would make Bongo Chicken and my friends loved it!

I used to think to myself I need to give this recipe a name. So since I loved the congas I figured I’ll come up with my own name. So that’s the story behind this great recipe.

Serve the freshly West African-Style Bongo Chicken recipe with a bowl of rice, potatoes, pasta, or your favorite side dish.

The ingredients can be found at your local supermarket or by using this Amazon link.

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44 thoughts on “West African-Style Bongo Chicken”

  1. 5 stars
    This dish has tons of flavor and a name we love to say! Bongos are one of our favorite instruments and this chicken lived up to how exciting the music bongos make is.

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe but used regular chilies and it was divine. Even my kids absolutely loved it despite being a little bit spicy for them. Will be making this again, no doubt, thanks so much for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    I love all these seasonings, especially the garlic and ginger. It looks so flavorful and, with the blender, pretty easy to make. I can’t wait!

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