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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

South African Chicken Bunny Chow Recipe

Traditional bunny chow or bunny if you are in Durban in South Africa where the dish originated is made with mutton, chicken, beans, curry and vegetables. 


Traditional South African fast food recipe for chicken bunny chow has nothing to do with nutrition for rabbits. Bunny Chow is made to be eaten with your hands and is rarely served with a fork. Bunny Chow is made by taking 1/2 loaf of bread hollowing it out and filling it with your choice of seasonings, meats and vegetables.

South African Chicken Bunny Chow Recipe

Ingredients:

2 whole loaves of bread cut vertically in the middle and most of the soft bread removed

2 cups cooked chicken breasts cut into small chunks
South African Chicken Bunny Chow Recipe

South African Chicken Bunny Chow Recipe

Photo by Alex Kadis

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 cups vegetable stock (or water)

1 medium onion chopped

2 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped

2 large potatoes cut in cubes

½ teaspoon cumin seeds

½ teaspoon fennel seeds

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 bay leaf

2 teaspoons ground curry powder

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger

1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic

3 curry leaves

Salt to taste

Directions:

Add all ingredients except the bread, water and chicken and sauté for 3 minutes over medium heat.  Add remaining ingredients; simmer until the potatoes are soft.  Spoon mixture into the hollowed out bowl and serve warm.

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