This stew-like dish is supposed to be an authentic South African recipe. It was posted on www.funkymunky.co.za/african.html. Chef Zee introduced me to the site. I'm posting it for the Zaar World Tour, and haven't tried it yet, but I'm sure I will soon. I modified it just slightly. Simple recipes where you can taste the goodness of fresh ingredients are among my favorites.
Chef Zee sent me the following suggestions. I'll leave the recipe as it stands, but feel free to try her suggestions for adding the "oomph" to this dish. "Usually in such honest recipes the flavour comes from the chicken, which would probably be free-run, organic ones, and stewed a long time. Such food always has a deliciousness which has nothing to do with ingredients. But if one uses a pale supermarket chicken, it would need more "oomph"!!
I suggest you edit the recipe and add 1/2 teaspoon or more sugar with the tomatoes, chuck in some fresh or dried thyme, some garlic, and suggest a good seasoning salt — this will perk it up no end!"