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Zanzibar Taste

Today we bring the many flavours of Zanzibar to you!

This tasty chicken dish made with a variety of spices will definitely be the star of your next cookout! Read more about this delicious african dish down below.


  • 2 Chicken Thighs, cut into pieces
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 3 Small Tomatoes chopped
  • 3 Cloves Of Garlic minced
  • 2 Green chillies, chopped
  • 6 Large Fresh Basil Leaves
  • ½ Teaspoon Ground Turmeric
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander Seeds
  • ½ Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 5 Cardamom Pods
  • The Juice of 2 Limes
  • 250 ml Chicken Stock
  • 400 g Coconut Milk
  • 4 Teaspoons Groundnut Oil

Optional: Cooked Basmati Rice

Source: Hello Fresh

Let’s start cooking…

  1. Heat a deep-sided frying pan with the groundnut oil until hot and add the chicken.
  2. Fry the meat for about one to two minutes on each side until it’s golden brown
  3. Remove the meat from the oil and set in on a plate aside
  4. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and stir. then add the chopped tomatoes, one of the chopped chilli an cook for about 3 minutes
  5. In the meantime use a pestle and mortar to grind the turmeric, cumin, coriander, and cardamom pods into a fine powder.
  6. Mix in the ground spices with the onion and tomato mixture and add the lemon juice
  7. Pour in the chicken stock and coconut milk in to the pan. Stir and let it cook for 5 minutes
  8. Now place the chicken in to the pan and stir. Simmer on low heat for 15-20 when the chicken is cooked through
  9. Lastly, season the chicken with the chili and basil

Your Zanzibar Chicken is ready! You can serve it with basmati rice or any kind of side

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