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.

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Congolese Chicken with Peanut Sauce

INGREDIENTS:
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


METHOD:

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.

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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.

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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.

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