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Monday, February 17, 2014

Sweet Chicken a traditional down home food

Nelson Mandela's personal chef says he was not a picky eater, he liked traditional down home food. One of Nelson Mandela's favorite meals was Sweet Chicken. Cooking easy meals like Sweet Chicken satisfied Nelson Mandela and will satisfy your the entire family at dinner time.


Xoliswa Ndoyiya in her new book Ukutya Kwasekhaya: Tastes from Nelson Mandela's Kitchen says Sweet Chicken was one of the President Nelson Mandela's favorite meals. Xoliswa Ndoyiya started cooking for him two years before he became president, which is over 22 years of cooking meals like Sweet Chicken.


Below is Tour of Africa's take on one of Nelson Mandela's beloved dishes, Sweet Chicken.


Sweet Chicken

Sweet Chicken was one of Nelson Mandela's favorite dishes.

Sweet Chicken was one of Nelson Mandela's 
favorite dishes. Photo by jypsygen 

Ingredients

2 skinless chicken breasts

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup chicken broth

2 tablespoons curry powder

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 chicken bouillon cube spice

1 cup any sweet marmalade or jam

1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

Salt and pepper to taste


Directions
Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Season chicken with the spices and add chicken to pot. Add broth and let sit for about 10 minutes or until juice runs clear. Meanwhile in a large bowl mix yogurt and jam well. Add yogurt mixture to chicken and over low heat cook an additional 5 minutes. Serve with rice.




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