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Easy Nigerian Easter Food To Cook This Weekend

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By Eya Ayambem

In this step by step photo recipe, we will learn how to make simple Nigerian Coconut Jollof Rice with chicken.

Ingredients For Coconut Jollof Rice:

  • 2 kilos chicken drumsticks
  • I medium sized green pepper (optional)
  • 1 large tatashe pepper (optional)
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 1 teaspoon my pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoonfulls tomato paste
  • 4 knorr cubes
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 bay leaves (optional)
  • 3 cups coconut milk got from 2 grated coconuts and 1 sachet Emma coconut milk powder
  • Soya oil
  • 4 cups rice. You can cook with any rice of choice
  • Water

Marinate your chicken with seasoning and green pepper with Tatashe before frying and boil lightly before frying.

While chicken simmers, Mix the tomatoes paste with onion, pepper and water in a bowl.

Fry the mixture

Then add chicken stock and coconut milk to it.

This is how it looks after the mixture

Put salt and Maggi and cover the lid to boil.

Once the mixture boils, then add washed rice.

Add 2 bay leaves to add rich taste and lower the heat.

Then fry the chicken.
If you don’t want it fried, roast it to remove excess oil.

Once ready, set it aside.

Season your kidney beans and green peas with onion and pepper. it will add colour and nutrition to the coconut rice when served

Final outcome…

If you want to get the above shape, take your coconut rice and put it inside a round bowl of this size and turn it on your plate

Serve as in the above photo.

Have a blessed Easter and don’t forget to leave a comment if you have questions.



  1. Damola Oniru

    March 31, 2018 at 6:36 AM

    Nice cooking photos… will try it dis afternoon.

  2. iron bar

    March 31, 2018 at 10:01 AM

    First to finish should let us know when food is ready.we will announce the winner after consumption.

  3. Jilo

    April 2, 2018 at 6:23 PM

    What kind of Rice is this? even long grain rice should not even be longer than necessary. If what I’m looking in the picture is rice then I will implore Nigerians to be more careful of what they are putting inside their stomach. This picture looks like Italian Pasta to me. Why not use our traditional Ofada Rice? Ofada is organic, more nutritious than foreign enriched rice we are craving for. Just curious.

    • Bisi Love

      April 2, 2018 at 6:40 PM

      @Jilo it is basmati indian long grain rice

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