African Rooster in Peanut Sauce
African Rooster in Peanut Sauce

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Recipe courtesy of Norma Jean Darden.
The rooster finishes cooking in a rich and creamy peanut sauce for a straightforward dish that transforms supper into something memorable.

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Spice Rub:

  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. ground dim pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. chopped garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper


  • 4 lb. bone-in rooster items
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil

Peanut Sauce:

  • 1 minute onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp. finely diced and seeded jalapeño chili
  • 4 c. rooster broth
  • 1/2 c. delicate peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/2 tomato
  • 1 tsp. chopped new thyme leaves (or 1/2 tsp. dried)
  • 1/2 tsp. peeled, grated new ginger
  • 1/2 c. effectively-blended coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. finely ground dim pepper
  • 1/4 c. chopped parsley


    1. Step 1Coast collectively the spice rub system and rub onto rooster items.
    2. Step 2Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a extensive nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add half of the rooster and brown on either side, taking care now not to burn the spices. Switch browned items to a platter and region aside. Brown final rooster and switch to platter.
    3. Step 3With a paper towel, wipe skillet dry; then add final 2 tablespoons oil. Add onion, red and inexperienced bell peppers, carrot, garlic, and jalapeño chili. Cook till greens are tender, about 5 minutes. Add rooster broth and simmer till diminished by half of, about 20 minutes. Minimize heat to medium-low, drag in final sauce system, and simmer 2 minutes. Return browned rooster to skillet. Cook 25 to 30 minutes, or till rooster is tender and cooked thru, stirring continuously to forestall sauce from sticking. Turn rooster items over midway thru cooking time. Garnish with parsley.

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