BEST of Angola food : Moamba de Galinha !
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Moamba de Galinha, which in the portuguese language means chicken stew, is the national dish of Angola.
This very tasty dish is usually prepared with palm oil, a major crop of Angola. If you prefer not to use the traditional palm oil for the recipe, you can substitute a high temperature cooking oil of your choice.
Moamba de Galinha and Funge.
Recipe from Food.com :
Ingredients (Serving 4):
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1 lemon)
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 chicken, quartered
1/2 cup red palm oil
3 onions, chopped
1 chili pepper, left intact
3 tomatoes, quartered
1 lb butternut squash or 1 lb pumpkin, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 lb frozen okra, thawed
1 Combine lemon juice, 2 of the garlic cloves, salt, and chili powder; rub all over chicken and marinate at least 1 hour up to overnight.
2 Heat oil in a Dutch oven, over medium heat, and brown chicken on all sides, in batches, if necessary.
3 Add onion, remaining garlic, chili pepper and tomatoes; bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer until chicken is tender, about 1 hour.
4 Add squash, chicken broth, and okra; coom until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.
5 Serve with boiled yuca or over rice.
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