My Global Food Challenge


Booyah Chicken (Belgium)

“I learned this dish while stationed at Kleine Brogel AB, Belgium. It is authentic!”


1/2 (4 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces
1-1/4 pounds cubed beef stew meat
3/4 pound pork shoulder roast
3-1/2 cups water
1-1/2 cups chicken broth
1-1/2 cloves garlic, whole
1 bay leaves
water to cover
1-1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced carrots
1 stalk celery, diced
1/2 clove garlic, minced
3 potatoes, unpeeled and diced
3/4 cup fresh green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, drained
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 cup frozen green peas
3/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


Combine the chicken, beef, pork, water and broth in a large pot and bring to a boil. Add whole cloves of garlic and bay leaves, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 2 hours.
Remove chicken, beef and pork. Strip meats from bones and cut into bite size pieces. Strain stock in pot and add water to yield 8 cups of stock. Return meats to broth.

Heat oil in a medium skillet and saute the onion, carrot, celery and minced garlic for about 5 minutes. Add saute mixture to pot along with the potatoes, beans, tomatoes, salt, rosemary, pepper and thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes. Stir in the peas, lemon zest and red pepper. Heat through and serve garnished with parsley.

Link to My Post on Belgium:

Cuisine: Belgian

Main Ingredient: Chicken/Beef

File:Belgium in Europe (-rivers -mini map).svg

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