Portuguese-African Chicken in Coconut Sauce

Recipe by Deantini
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Season chicken with ¼ tsp each of the salt and pepper; set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • In large skillet, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; sauté onion, garlic and hot pepper until softened, about 4 minutes.
  • Stir in tomato paste, paprika, 2 tbsp water, ginger and remaining salt and pepper; cook for 1 minute, stirring.
  • Stir in coconut milk and peanut butter; let cool slightly.
  • Transfer to food processor; purée until smooth. Set aside.
  • Wipe out skillet; add remaining oil and heat over medium-high heat. Brown chicken, in batches, about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to roasting pan; cover with 1 cup of the sauce. Roast in 425°F oven for 30 minutes, basting twice.
  • Mix remaining sauce with coriander and pour over chicken; cook until juices run clear when chicken is pierced, about 12 minutes.
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