One popular recipe from Angola is “Muamba de Galinha,” which is a traditional Angolan chicken stew. Here’s a concise version of the recipe:


  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons palm oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, heat the palm oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the chicken pieces and brown them on all sides. Remove from the pot and set aside.
  3. In the same pot, add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until they are softened and fragrant.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes, sliced bell peppers, and sliced carrots to the pot. Cook for a few minutes until they start to soften.
  5. Return the chicken pieces to the pot. Add the chicken broth, tomato paste, ground paprika, ground ginger, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine.
  6. Bring the stew to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and simmer for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  7. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  8. Serve the Muamba de Galinha hot with rice or traditional Angolan funge (a cornmeal dish).

Enjoy your Angolan chicken stew, Muamba de Galinha!



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