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How to prepare Congo’s Chicken Moambe

Chicken Moambe is a Congo dish prepared with a sauce usually made from the pericarp  of palm nuts, the fruit of the African oil palm. It is very similar to Nigerian palm oil stew. Learn how to prepare it from the comfort of your kitchen!



  1. Place chicken in a soup pot with water, add salt and pepper.
  2. Boil, lower to simmer and cook for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Remove chicken and reserve 1 1/2 cups of the chicken broth.
  4. In another pan, saute cayenne pepper, onion, nutmeg, tomato sauce and butter for 3 minutes.
  5. Add the cooked chicken and the 1 1/2 cups of reserved broth and simmer covered for 15 minutes.
  6. Add peanut butter to thicken, place in a 350 degree F. oven for 30 minutes, uncovered.
  7. Serve warm with cooked rice.

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