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Boiled Chicken

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This boiled chicken recipe was suggested to me by Atou Mahoun. She says that this dish is called “Zalam-zalaina” which means “just boiled” In north Cameroon and southern Chad . This boiled chicken is very easy to make and extremely yummy. I have modify her original recipe a little bit according to my preference
  Chicken 1 , whole
  Onion 2 Medium, cut into large pieces
  Tomatoes 2 Medium, cut into large pieces
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Sodium Bicarbonate)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm)
  White pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon, grated
  Hot pepper To Taste
  Bouillon cubes 1 Medium (Optional)
  Potato 1 Medium, peeled, cut into large pieces
  Carrot 1 Large, peeled, cut into large pieces
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)

1. In a deep pot, add the chicken, the baking soda and onions, tomato, garlic, white pepper, ginger, hot pepper, bouillon cube (if using).
2. Cover with 3 cups of water and bring this to boil.
3. After 15 minutes remove the lid and cook for another 30 minutes.
4. Add the salt, potatoes and carrot. Let simmer for 15 minutes or until it is done. Turn off the heat.

5. In a serving plate or bowl, serve the chicken with fufu, rice or bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 805 Calories from Fat 380

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 42 g64.9%

Saturated Fat 11.9 g59.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 251.8 mg83.9%

Sodium 634.7 mg26.4%

Total Carbohydrates 24 g8.1%

Dietary Fiber 4.2 g16.9%

Sugars 7.3 g

Protein 79 g158.6%

Vitamin A 79.2% Vitamin C 44.6%

Calcium 13.8% Iron 21.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Boiled Chicken Recipe Video, Zalam-Zalaina