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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Potjiekos Chicken and Plantain Stew

Potjiekos (Pot = potjie and Food =kos) is a traditional Southern African Afrikaner stew cooked in a cast iron pot over an open fire. Our version of Potjiekos Chicken and Plantain Stew is made on the stovetop and served with love.


Potjiekos Chicken and Plantain Stew


Ingredients:
Potjiekos (Pot = potjie and Food =kos) is a traditional Southern African Afrikaner stew cooked in a cast iron pot over an open fire.
Potjiekos Chicken and Plantain Stew
4 chicken thighs with skin
2 medium onions, finely sliced
2 ripe plantains, sliced
2 medium carrots, cut into strips
2 medium potatoes, diced
1 large tomato, sliced
2 sprigs chopped parsley
1 sprig thyme
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 hot pepper, finely chopped
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 tablespoon any flavor chutney
2 dried bay leaves
4 cups water
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a large lidded stew pot, simmer for 1 hour. Serve over rice or with soft bread.

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