By Charmie777 on June 16, 2006
Photo by Chef #944221
Photo by Chef #944221
"This originated in French colonial Africa. I found this in a cookbook under NIGERIA. It's very similar to jambalaya."
Serving Size: 1 (319 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"Definitely a five-star recipe! I prepared this lovely fragrant and very flavourful dish using freshly grated ginger, fresh thyme and a cinnamon stick to replace the dried spices and I was pleased with the results. I followed the recipe up to step 8, when I added the rice I put the ingredients into a large covered casserole and finished the cooking in the oven for 35 minutes. The rice was perfectly cooked. Prepared for the New African Recipe Tag Game in the African forum February 2012."
"A very nice dish! It is so fragrant, with a lot of great flavors. We really liked the spices in this. Thanks for sharing! ZWT7"
"Excellent! I was surprised by how much I LOVED this recipe. It's super easy to put together, smells wonderful while cooking and tastes amazing. Don't skip the cinnamon, it makes this recipe special. Yummy! Made for ZWT 7 for the Golden Gourmets. Naa goodee (Thank you in Nigerian)"
"This was a very flavorful and satisfying meal. The flavors complimented each other very well. While this is nothing like the jollof rice I enjoyed in Chicago at Vee Vee's restaurant, it was still pleasant nonetheless. It is more like jambalaya as you mentioned. Thank you for the recipe, I'm sure I'll be cooking it again!"
"This is my absolute favorite chicken recipe of all time! I had this recipe years ago in an Avon cookbook, but lost the cookbook. This is a delicious way to prepare chicken, and I haven't served it to anyone who didn't like it! Thanks for posting, I'll be making this tonight for supper!"
"Enjoyed this chicken recipe a lot. Very easy to make and all the ingredients I had on hand. I used two packages of chicken breast tenderloins and petite diced tomatoes. Had brown rice so used that and dried parsley. Wonderful warm flavor from the cinnamon and ginger. Would make this again! Made and reviewed for ZWT 4."
"This dish was OK, but did nothing special for my family or me. The spices gave it an interesting combination of flavors. I did use brown jasmine rice which required a longer cooking time. OK for an easy weeknight dinner, to throw all ingredients into a pan and simmer. Made and tested for 2008 All New Zaar Cookbooks Tag: Cooking Game."
"Such simple ingredients, but the seasoning blend gives it a lovely complex flavor. I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts that I cubed, so it was done in about 50 minutes. Tasted great! Thanks for posting!"
"Wow, this dish was amazing. It was quick and easy to make, using ingredients I always have in the pantry. I used chicken thighs and they were moist and juicy, the rice was rich and flavourful, the seasoning blend was perfect. I'll be making this again often. Thank so very much for sharing. "