West African-Style Bongo Chicken
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West African-Style Bongo Chicken
Bongo Chicken is a West African-Inspired recipe that I crested with a collection of different spices.
- 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.
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44 thoughts on “West African-Style Bongo Chicken”
This chicken looks perfect. It has been on my “to make” list for a while now. As soon as chickens go on sale it’s on. Thanks for sharing the spice!
Thanks Ali for stopping!
This chicken dinner has everything to make it delicous. Can’t wait to try 🙂
🙂 Yes Sondria, its my favorite chicken recipe. Thanks for stopping!
This sounds so good! I love the habanero and ginger! Sounds like an amazing combo!
I’m addicted to habaneros and ginger :), you can’t go wrong with them.
Solid work, man! Great video!! love the combo of flavors!! delicious dish!
You haven’t listed chicken in your ingredients, however it looks very delicious. The flavorings sound amazing!
This looks great! Def want to try it. We don’t have habanero peppers here in Italy, but we have something similar!
If you have something similar it should work fine. Thanks for stopping!
This looks yummy! I don’t know if I’ve ever used habanero peppers – are they very spicy?
Yes they’re very spicy Stephanie, if you’re not used to a lot heat then go easy with it.
I’m always looking for a good rub spice mix, I love how simple the spices are and marinating it really adds extra flavor to the chicken. Awesome creation!
Thanks for the kind words Tiffany!
I love the fact you added habaneros and ginger. Great combination!
You definitely have a great combination of flavors going on with this recipe! I would love to try this with some rice! Thanks
You’re absolutely right Leslie. Let me know know when you try. Thanks.
I can’t believe how delicious and easy to make this chicken was! I loved the seasoning combination and will be using it again soon!
Wow Chef Dennis! I’m glad you were able to make it. Please share some pictures with me.
This looks delicious! Love the addition of Creole seasoning. Thanks for the recipe!
Yes Taleen, Creole seasoning is great! Thanks for stopping!
Just love the spices in this Bongo chicken recipe! I can practically taste all of those wonderful flavors!
I agree Lesli! Thanks
I love the spices in this bongo chicken! Sounds like I need to add this to my must-make list!
Let me know how it goes. Thanks!
I love the flavor that Creole seasoning brings to any dish This West African Bongo chicken is definitely a keeper recipe!
Absolutely Emily! Thanks
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.
I like the music analogy Marta! Thanks
This chicken dish is something new to me. Love the combination of flavors in the recipe. Trying this soon
Let me know how it goes.
What a great recipe for chicken! The flavors and spices in this came together perfectly. A great meal for a weeknight or weekend.
I love a good chicken recipe and this one is perfect for the holiday weekend!
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!
Wow Ramona! Do you have any pictures? I’m glad you and your family loved it.
I love trying dishes from other cultures and this bongo chicken looks amazing. I cannot wait to try this recipe.
The creole seasoning sounds so flavorful in the recipe. Love the rustic look of the chicken.
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!
It is very easy Beth. Thanks for stopping!