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Kenyan Coconut Chicken

45 minutes

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Kenyan Coconut Chicken

The Kenyan dish called kuku paka is a fusion of cuisines from East Africa, India and the Middle East. In it, a tomato-coconut sauce is seasoned with spices and aromatics, making the flavor profile similar to curry. But its richness is tempered with a dose of acidity added at the end (we use lemon juice, though other recipes may call for lime juice or tamarind). Serve with rice, warmed flatbread or starchy root vegetables.

4

Servings

Tip

Don’t forget to seed the jalapeños, unless you’re aiming to make a very spicy sauce. Also, don’t drain the juices from the tomatoes—they’re added to the pan, too, so you can simply empty the can’s contents into the skillet.

45 minutes

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