Food and Style with an African Twist

Pepper Chicken - Sierra Leonean Recipe

The Sierra Leonean pepper chicken, I would say is a cross between, the portuguese style chicken and satay chicken. I have always wondered whether Pedro de Sintra accidentally dropped his chicken recipe when he mapped out the mountains in 1462. (just a thought).  Anyway, I am not here to write about the history of Sierra Leone, so lets get on with the cooking.

In Sierra Leone the chicken is first seasoned with some of the chili, onions and stock powder, steamed, before the marinade is added and grilled over hot charcoal. This though is my oven roasted version.  Hope you will try it, and if you do, let me know how yours turned out.

Ingredients I used are:
2 small sized whole chicken, 4 tbs olive oil, 3 tbs peanut butter, 2 tbs tomato paste, 1 medium fresh tomato, 1 brown onion, 1 lemon, 4 cloves garlic, 4 red chili, 2 tbs chicken stock powder and 1/4 tsp salt.

Method

Wash, butterfly and pat dry chicken with paper towel to get rid of excess water

Combine the remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend into a paste


Rub in paste, cover with cling wrap and marinate for an hour at least or overnight in the fridge

Cook in oven set at 180 degrees for an hour or till the chicken is well cooked
Cut into pieces and serve.  Now that's one tasty chicken

15 comments

  1. I am so trying this Elsie!!! Yum!!! Jan x

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  2. Dear Elsie,
    I am a 7th grade student from river oak charter school. I would be very happy you let me use your pepper chicken recipe for my website/project

    Emma

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    1. Dear Emma, how sweet of you to want to use my recipe for your website/project. I am delighted that you chose this recipe in particular and hope you will do a good job of it. Please make sure you and your parent/teacher check the ingredients to avoid any problems with allergies and let me know how your project turns out. Good luck!!!

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    2. Dear Elsie, my project turned out great and my family and i eat it on the regular basis for dinner. Sorry for the late reply thank you again I got an +A.

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    3. Hi Emma, glad to hear that you received such a good grade with your project. I am sure you are a great cook and deserved the grades because you made the extra effort. I am pretty chuffed that the chicken recipe is now one of your favorites. Hope you had a great Christmas.

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  3. Thank you Elsie. My website will be a lot better with your recipe thank you again. -Emma

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  4. Thank you so much for this recipe! I've been trying to find this. I'm so glad I did. I made it for dinner and it came out well.

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  5. Please at what stage did you use the lemon?

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    1. Hi Aaron, you squeeze the juice into the blender with the other ingredients and blend till smooth, the use the mixture to season the chicken. :)

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  6. HI ELSIE CAN I USE THIS SAME RECIPE FOR ROAST BEEF?

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  7. HI ELSIE CAN I USE THIS SAME RECIPE FOR ROAST BEEF?

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  8. Yes I love this recipe I'm sierra leonaeon and been craving this so bad...when I made this it brought back memories....thank you

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  9. thanks so much for this! I found it really delish!

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  10. thanks for this recipe, this was very delish!!!

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Thanks for checking out my blog and leaving me a comment. I love reading your views as they inspire me to continue doing this blog. Love Elsie

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