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Côte d’Ivoire (2)

Poulet au Gingembre – Ginger Chicken (Côte d’Ivoire)

“This is a traditional Ivorian recipe (from Côte d’Ivoire) for a classic stew of chicken in a ginger and chili sauce with shallot and garlic.”


4 chicken thighs
juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp crushed ginger
2 chicken bouillon cubes
generous pinch of hot chili powder
3 generous twists of black pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
2 shallots, minced
3 garlic cloves, sliced thinly
salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste


In a bowl, combine the lemon juice, ginger, bouillon cube, hot chili powder, black pepper, olive oil, shallots and garlic.  Stir to combine then add the chicken thighs.  Turn to coat in this mixture then set aside to marinate for 1 hour.

After this time, heat about 2 tbsp oil in a pan.  Remove the chicken from their marinade, add to the oil and fry for about 20 minutes per side, or until cooked through.  In the meantime, pour the left-over marinade into a pan.  Bring to a simmer and cook gently for 20 minutes.  Arrange the chicken on a bed of rice, pour over the sauce and serve immediately.

Link to My Post on Côte d’Ivorie:

Cuisine:  Ivorienne

Main Ingredient:  Chicken

Avocats au Gingembre – Gingered Avocados (Côte d’Ivorie)


2 avocados
juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp freshly-grated ginger
salt, to taste


Combine the lime juice in a bowl with the grated ginger and salt to combine. Peel and finely dice the avocados then add to the bowl and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate to chill for at least 1 hour. Serve well chilled, accompanied by plenty of crusty bread.

Link to My Post on Côte d’Ivorie:

Cuisine:  Ivorienne

Main Ingredient:  Avocados

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