Joloff Chicken and Rice

"A colourful West African rice dish that is a sure hit with family and friends."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Rub the chicken with the garlic and thyme and set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan until hazy and then add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and onion. Cook over a moderately high heat for about 15 minutes until the tomatoes are well reduced, stirring occasionally at first then more frequently as the tomatoes thicken.
  • Reduce the heat a little, add the chicken pieces and stir well to coat with the sauce. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring, then add the stock or water, the dried shrimp and the chilli. Bring to a boiland simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Put the rice in a separate saucepan. Scoop 1 1/4 cups of the sauce into a measuring jug, top up with water to 450ml and stir the liquid into the rice.
  • Cook covered until the liquid is absorbed, then place a piece of foil on top of the rice, cover thepan with a lid and cook over a low heat for 20 minutes until the rice is cooked, adding a little more water if necessary.
  • Transfer the chicken pieces to a warmed serving plate. Simmer the sauce until reduced by half. Pour over the chicken and serve with rice.

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I live in Victoria, British Columbia. I am happily married to the most wonderful guy on earth:) Aside from being a wanna be chef, I am also a wanna be children's book author, and a famous crooner in the shower aside from being a frustrated painter/illustrator and a real trying hard golfer. I love experimenting with different dishes from countries all over the world. I am constantly experimenting with new recipes and different types of fresh herbs and spices. I collect cookbooks and magazines. Most of the recipes I've posted and I will be posting are from the different magazines such as Bon Appetite, Chatelaine, Cucina, Hello, Home Maker and Gourmet. I will also try to post recipes that I've grown up with as well as those that came from family and friends.
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