005 Angola – Muamba Chicken (Muamba de Galinha)

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Muamba Chicken (Muamba de Galinha)

Muamba Chicken is the national dish of Angola, a country in southwestern Africa.


3 – 3½ pound chicken cut in pieces
Juice ½ lemon (optional)
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
½ teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon chicken bouillon powder
¼ cup canola oil
¼ cup palm oil
4 -5 garlic minced
2-3 onions, sliced
2 tomatoes, diced
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
Whole hot pepper pierced (chili, Scotch bonnet)
½ – 1 pound butternut squash cut into large cubes
18-20 Okra sliced in half
2 cups or more chicken broth or water
Salt to taste


Place chicken in a large bowl or saucepan, rub with lemon juice, then add salt, garlic, white pepper and chicken bouillon.

Mix chicken with a spoon or with hands until they are well coated, set aside.

When ready to cook, heat up a large saucepan with palm and canola oil, then add chicken.  Brown both sides for about 45 minutes.

Add garlic, chili pepper, and smoked paprika, stir for about a minute then add onions and tomatoes, sauté 2 – 3 minutes until onion is translucent.  Add chicken stock if necessary to prevent any burns.

Next, add chicken stock or water (about 2 cups or enough to cover chicken. Add chicken bouillon, and squash.

Bring to a boil and let it simmer until sauce thickens, it might take about 20 minutes or more depending on the type of chicken used.

Throw in okra, continue cooking until desired texture is reached, about 5 minutes or more

Adjust for salt, pepper and stew consistency.

Serve warm with Cornmeal mash or rice


Original recipe found here:


Author: martymadeitproductions

A Home Chef's Journey

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