Muamba de Galinha – Recipe from Angola

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This dish, like the popular Caldeirada de Peixe (fish stew) reveals the strong influence of Portuguese cuisine on this former colony, and is considered one of Angola’s national food treasures.

Also known as chicken muamba, this is a spicy, somewhat oily stew made with with palm oil or palm butter, garlic, chilis and okra. Variations of chicken muamba, such as poulet moambé, are to be found all over the Congo River region, where it’s often served with cassava leaves and white rice. Being so rich and spicy, chicken muamba is a good accompaniment to central African starchy porridge considered bland by western palates: funge, fufu and ugali.

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