My Global Food Challenge

Guinea-Bissau (2)

Frango de Churrasco de Guiné/Guinea-Bissau Barbecued Chicken (Guinea-Bissau)

“This is a traditional Guinean recipe (from Guinea-Bissau) for a classic dish of chicken pieces marinated in an onion, chili, garlic and groundnut base with lemon juice that’s cooked on a barbecue.”

Yield:  4 Servings


2 onions, peeled and sliced into rings
1 whole, oven-ready chicken
3 garlic cloves
fresh chili, to taste
200ml groundnut oil (mancarra)
100ml lemon juice
salt, to taste


Clean and wash the chicken then cut into serving-sized pieces.

Combine the onion rings, oil and chopped garlic in a pan. Season to taste with salt and add fresh chili paste to taste. Bring to a simmer, and cook for about 5 minutes or until the onions are soft and lightly colored. Take off the heat and add the lemon juice.

Add the chicken pieces, turn to coat then cover and set aside to marinate for 30 minutes. In the meantime, pre-heat your barbecue. When the chicken has marinated sufficiently place on your barbecue and grill for about 40 minutes, or until cooked through. Serve hot, accompanied by rice.

Link to My Post on Guinea-Bissau:

Cuisine: Guinea-Bissau

Main Ingredient: Chicken

Seasoned Cashew Rice (Guinea-Bissau)

“My modification of a burger and side recipe”
Yield: 6 Servings


1 Tablespoon red palm oil
1 small onion diced
1 jalapeno pepper seeded and diced
1 1/2 cups long grained white rice, cooked
¼ cup of cashews chopped
2 tomatoes diced
1 small habanero pepper diced
1 red bell pepper diced
1 tsp fresh ginger minced
½ teaspoon kosher salt
Black pepper to taste


Cook rice until just about done, drain and reserve. In a large saucepan, heat the red palm oil over medium high; add onions, peppers, garlic, and sauté for 3 minutes stirring constantly.  Add the remaining ingredients and sauté for a few minutes more.  Stir in rice, cover and keep warm until ready to serve.

Modified from original recipe:

Link to My Post on Guinea-Bissau:

Cuisine: Guinea-Bissau

Main Ingredient: Rice

Guinea Bissau on map of Africa

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