East African Braised Chicken

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a wonderful dish I found in "Cooking Light" magazine. This dish if full of flavor and despite all the ingredients, it is very easy to make. It's good served with rice and a flat bread. Braising in a this highly aromatic liquid yields an exceptionally flavorful and tender result.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and black pepper.
  3. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  4. Add chicken, cook 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  5. Remove the chicken from pan.
  6. Add the onions to pan; reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  7. Add the ginger and next 5 ingredients (ginger through garlic), cook for 1 minute.
  8. Stir in chicken, broth and the remaining ingredients, and bring to a boil.
  9. Cover and bake at 350°F for 1 hour.
Most Helpful

This took more like 1 hour 45 minutes to make than the 1 hour 10 minutes stated, but worth every minute. It was very easy to make. The aroma throughout the house was incredible and the flavor was even more incredible. We absolutely loved this, LeeAnn!

GinnyP June 13, 2003

Outstanding! Wonderful aroma; fabulous flavors... not overpowering, just great food.

Mac C. November 09, 2014

This is a very moist and tender chicken. We enjoyed this very much. Made as directed...but for us...I will use a wee more spice next time. This will definately be made again. Thank you for sharing. Made this for African Recipe Fun.

luvcook'n January 31, 2010