Taste the World - Republic of Congo - Congolese Chicken with Peanut Sauce

*Official name: Republic of the Congo *Motto: "Unity, Work, Progress" *Capital: Brazzaville *Official Languages: French, Kituba, Lingala *Government: Presidential republic  *Area: 132,047 sq mi * Population: (2014 estimate) 4,662,446 *Currency: Central African CFA franc (XAF) * Time Zone: WAT *Drives on the: right *International code: CG (data from Wikipedia)

For the Republic of the Congo, I made Congolese Chicken with Peanut Sauce.  A super simple and delicious main course recipe. The peanut sauce keeps the chicken quite tender and juicy. Even a cooking novice can make this recipe and impress their friends and family.


Congolese Chicken with Peanut Sauce

2 lb chicken
2 tbsp melted butter
salt for sprinkling
4 tbsp peanut butter
4 tbsp mayonnaise
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1 green bell peppers, blanched in boiling water, skinned, de-seeded and cut into 3 cm strips
Vegetable oil


1. Preheat oven to 340 degrees F. Brush the chicken with the melted butter and sprinkle with salt. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes then flip the chicken.


2. Blend the peanut butter with the mayonnaise and brush this mix over the chickens so that they are completely smothered in it. Return to the oven and bake for a further 20 minutes, or until the chicken cooked through.


3. Meanwhile fry the green peppers in 2 tbsp vegetable oil until they browned and fragrant. Sprinkle the chopped peanuts over the chicken. Serve on a bed of saffron or turmeric rice.