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Muamba chicken is very famous dish from the Angolan national cuisine. Very popular in Portugal, among fans of Afro-Brazilian cooking, the main characteristic is the use of palm oil. Palm oil is known to mankind more than 5000 years, is very rich in vitamin a, produced from the fruit of the palm Elaeis guineensis, it has a characteristic orange color and specific taste.
Ingredients for Muamba chicken
- Chicken - 1 piece
- Onion - 1 piece
- Tomato - 2 PCs
- Garlic - 3 tooth.
- Bay leaf - 1 piece
- Lemon juice
- Oil palm - 150-180 g
- Peppers red hot chilli - 2 PCs
- Okra - 300 g
Step by step instruction of cooking Muamba chicken
Pick up the fruits of okra of small, young - they are soft, large become stiff, unfit for food. Gumbo can be replaced by zucchini, pumpkin and eggplant, anyone that prefer this combination eggplant + pumpkin or squash + pumpkin.
Wash the chicken, Pat dry, cut into small pieces, season with salt and pepper (this pepper pre-crushed in a mortar), fill with finely chopped garlic, sprinkle with lemon juice.
Meat and leave to marinate for at least 30 min.
In the pan for sautéing preheat the palm oil.
Fry a little until soft sliced onion half rings.
Then onion fry slightly the chicken pieces, add the diced tomatoes, Bay leaf, cover and simmer at least 1 hour.
When the meat is almost ready, add the fruits of okra cut in small rings.
(gumbo stew approximately 30 minutes), simmer the dish until done, meat should easily separate from the bone, but not fall apart on the plate.
Dish to serve with crumbly boiled rice or mashed cassava.