I’ve somehow posted pictures of this recipe multiple times on my Instagram without having posted it on my blog before! I think that’s because this recipe was an unplanned dinner that I made one day. It looked and tasted delicious, and I decided to take pictures of it. Well, after loads of comments from people stating that they wanted the recipe, I decided to share it with you guys.
This recipe was so easy to make and the combination of flavours was perfect. Of course, you know I love plantain and the roasted nature of it in this dish gave it a healthy twist compared to the typical fried plantain side West Africans eat with our food. Together, this dish was quick to make as couscous just takes a few minutes to cook, one pot was used to make the casserole and the plantain cooked in just a matter of minutes. This is one of the best dishes to come home to after a long day of work because it is warm and full of flavour. Without further ado, here is the recipe:-
CHICKEN CASSEROLE WITH ROASTED PLANTAIN AND COUSCOUS DINNER
- 160 g couscous
- 1 ripe plantain
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 4 small-medium sized chicken drumsticks
- 1/2 white onion
- 400g chopped tomatoes
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- 200ml water
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp all-purpose seasoning
- 2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
Cut your 1/2 onion into small pieces and add to a pot. Add your raw, washed chicken legs, all purpose seasoning, chilli powder, garlic and water.
Cover and place on a medium heat and steam for 10 minutes.
After the chicken has been cooking for 10 minutes, add your tinned tomatoes, salt to taste, parsley and basil. Cover and cook for a further 15 minutes.
While cooking, slice your plantain and coat slices in 1 tbsp of coconut oil. Place on a baking tray and into the oven at 180*C for 15 minutes or until brown. Take out when ready.
Cook your couscous according to packet instructions.
When your casserole is ready, plate with your couscous and plantain. Sprinkle dried parsley over your plate and enjoy!
I hope you liked this recipe!
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