My Global Food Challenge


Madagascar Chicken (Madagascar)

Yield:  4 Servings


8 chicken thighs
2/3 cup coconut milk
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 red bell peppers or 1 tomato, sliced and chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon lemon rind, grated
1/3 teaspoon cayenne powder ( or to taste)
lemon juice


Marinate chicken in lemon juice 30 min, drain and season with salt and pepper to taste. Saute over medium heat until cooked on outside but slightly pink inside. Drain oil and place chicken in a container and set aside.

Saute onions, stirring constantly, until slightly browned. Add bell peppers and garlic and saute 3-4 min, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to simmer, add coconut milk, ginger, cayenne powder, and lemon rind. Add chicken back to stew.

Cover and simmer 30 min or until in thick stew consistency. If mixture is too thin simmer with lid removed until desired consistency is reached. Serve over a bed of steamed white rice.

NOTE: One pound shelled and deveined shrimp can be added to or substituted for the chicken.

Link to My Post on Madagascar:

Cuisine: Madagascan, Malagasy

Main Ingredient: Chicken

Madagascar on map of Africa

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