African Carrot Chicken: A Vibrant Dance of Flavors

Hello, dear readers! Today, I invite you to join me on a culinary journey to the heart of Africa, where vibrant flavors, bold spices, and hearty ingredients come together in a symphony of tastes. We’re going to explore a dish that is as colorful as it is flavorful – ‘African Carrot Chicken’.

African carrot chicken recipe

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African carrot chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Servings 3 people
Calories 620 kcal


  • 1 pan


  • 240 g Cockerel breast filet
  • 500 g Carrot n
  • 1 Paprikaschote n, yellow
  • 2 tl Oil
  • ½ Lemon n, the saft of it
  • ½ tl Brühe roughened
  • 2 Garlic toe n
  • Currypulver
  • 10 Olives black
  • Salt and pepper
  • Paprikapulver
  • possibly. Water if necessary


  • The vegetable deseam and/or peel and cubes.
  • And anbraten the carrots therein heat first 1 tl up oil. After 5 min. the Paprikawürfel adds and both finished refines. Possibly add water.
  • The cockerel chest into pieces cut and in a 2nd pan in further tl an oil heated up anbraten. The meat with lemon juice ablöschen, Brühe and spices in addition-give and at low heat still 5 - 10 min. to pull leave. The bite-firm vegetable and the olives to the meat give. Serve hot.
  • In addition rice or potatoes fit.


Keyword Carrot, Cockerel breast filet

About African Carrot Chicken

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My tryst with ‘African Carrot Chicken’ began during a trip to East Africa, where I was introduced to this delightful dish. The combination of tender chicken, sweet carrots, and a medley of African spices created a flavor profile that was both unique and incredibly satisfying. Since then, I’ve been recreating and refining this recipe in my own kitchen, and today, I’m thrilled to share it with you.

Cooking Tips

  • Use bone-in, skin-on chicken for maximum flavor.
  • Sauté the carrots until they are just tender to retain their sweetness.
  • Don’t skimp on the spices; they are key to achieving the authentic African flavor.
  • Cook the chicken on low heat to ensure it remains juicy and tender.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning before serving.

Serving Suggestions

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  • Coconut Rice: The creaminess of coconut rice pairs well with the spiciness of the chicken.
  • Grilled Plantains: Sweet, caramelized plantains can provide a delightful contrast.
  • Steamed Greens: A side of steamed greens can add a refreshing touch.
  • Flatbread: Soft, warm flatbread is perfect for scooping up the flavorful sauce.
  • African Beer: A cold African beer can complement the spicy, hearty flavors of the dish.


  • Q: Can I use a different type of meat? A: Yes, but cooking times may vary depending on the type and cut of meat.
  • Q: Can I make this dish vegetarian? A: Absolutely! Substitute chicken with hearty vegetables like sweet potatoes or chickpeas.
  • Q: What if I can’t find African spices? A: You can use a mix of cumin, coriander, turmeric, and paprika as a substitute.
  • Q: Can I make this dish ahead of time? A: Yes, the flavors actually deepen when made ahead. Just reheat before serving.
  • Q: Can I freeze this dish? A: Yes, this dish freezes well. Just ensure to cool it completely before freezing.

‘African Carrot Chicken’ is more than just a dish; it’s a celebration of African culinary traditions, a vibrant dance of flavors, and a testament to the magic that happens when simple ingredients are transformed with the right spices. Whether you’re an adventurous foodie, a home cook looking for inspiration, or someone who simply loves a good chicken dish, this recipe promises a gastronomic experience that is both exciting and satisfying. So, let’s grab our aprons, fire up the stove, and embark on this African culinary adventure together!

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