One-Pot Chicken and Plantain

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    You can’t go wrong with the combination of chicken and plantain in one-pot! In fact, in my country, Cameroon, one of the most valued meals served in high-class restaurants is Poulet DG, a meal involving chicken, plantains and vegetables. It is such a delicious meal that anyone who tastes it always falls in love right from the first bite!

    Thanks to the luscious combination of chicken and plantain. So… let’s talk about this one-pot chicken and plantain delight.

    Chicken and Plantain meal

    The chicken is first seared together with garlic and onions then cooked in a flavorful sauce till done. Then semi-ripe plantains are added to the chicken. Once the plantains cook through your meal is ready! Easy peasy, right? Plus all you need is one-pot to make this hearty recipe. I love one-pot meals because you know, that means only one-pot for me to wash!

    For the longest time, I have been thinking of making a meal with chicken and plantains that is NOT the iconic Poulet DG. And I think I just nailed this one!

    You need a few simple ingredients: plantains, chicken, oil, onions, garlic, curry powder, bay leaves, seasoning cubes, coconut milk, salt and white pepper!

    Chicken and Plantain Ingredients

    Searing the chicken at the start gives it some color and a whole lot of flavor!

    Searing chicken for chicken and plantain dish

    Then you make this one-pot wonder happen! Oh the combination of chicken and plantains!

    Chicken and plantains in one-pot

    It is savory, garlicky, creamy, filled with flavors from the chicken and onions, with some sweetness from the plantains. My mouth waters as I describe this. It is just so tasty! And incredibly easy to make! Hope you enjoy this recipe, friends!

    Chicken and plantain recipe

     

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    One-Pot Chicken and Plantain
    You can't go wrong with this one-pot chicken and plantain. One pot and 45 minutes is all it takes to make this hearty meal. Enjoy!
    Chicken and plantain recipe
    Course Main Dish
    Prep Time 20 minutes
    Cook Time 50 minutes
    Servings
    people
    Ingredients
    Course Main Dish
    Prep Time 20 minutes
    Cook Time 50 minutes
    Servings
    people
    Ingredients
    Chicken and plantain recipe
    Instructions
    1. Season chicken with a quarter teaspoon of salt, a quarter teaspoon of white pepper and half a teaspoon of curry powder. Mix well and set aside.
    2. In a large pot, heat oil on high heat then put in chicken to sear for 3 minutes on both sides. Add in garlic and onions and mix. Let them cook together with the chicken for about 5 minutes - stir from time to time.
    3. Add 4 cups of water to the chicken. Add in 2 bay leaves, half a teaspoon of salt, the seasoning cubes, a quarter teaspoon of white pepper and 1 teaspoon of curry powder. Mix well and bring the chicken to a simmer. Let it cook until the chicken is done. It takes about 30 minutes but note that the time may differ depending on the hardness of the chicken. Also, be sure to check the chicken from time to time and add in more water if your water almost dries out. There should be enough water to coat the bottom of the pot.
    4. Peel plantains and cut each one into 4-5 pieces. Add into the pot once the chicken is done then add water to the level of the plantains and mix well. Cook for about 15 minutes until the plantains are done. Note; be careful not to over-stir once the plantains start cooking so you don't make them mushy.
    5. Add in coconut milk and let it simmer for 2-5 minutes. At this point, taste your meal to ensure that the seasoning is perfect. Also adjust the consistency of the sauce according to your taste. I like it slightly thick.
    6. Enjoy as it is or with some boiled rice on the side!
    Recipe Notes

    If you like heat in your meals, you could add some cayenne pepper when adding the seasonings.

    Any type of chicken could work in this recipe. I used a small whole chicken but you could use chicken thighs, chicken drumsticks, chicken quarters or any part of chicken you enjoy.

    To make this milk less creamy, use half a cup of coconut milk instead of one.

    If you do not like sweet plantains, you could use green (unripe) plantains in this recipe. In that case, start cooking the plantains at the same time you add water and seasoning to the seared chicken. So the unripe plantains and chicken should cook together.

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