Portuguese-African Chicken in Coconut Sauce


January 17, 2015

Portuguese-African Chicken in Coconut Sauce 5 0 5 4
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs
  • 10 mins

    3 hrs

    3 hrs 10 mins

  • Yields: 4


1.5kg chicken pieces

3/4 tsp salt

3/4 tsp ground black pepper

1 med onion diced

2 Tbsp garlic

2 Tbsp chopped chilli (i used 4 med chillies)

3 Tbsp tomato paste

2 Tbsp paprika

1 tsp ginger

400ml tin coconut cream

3 Tbsp peanut butter

1 Tbsp parsley

1 Tbsp coriander

1 chicken stock cube


1Place all ingredients into the sc and cook on low for 2 - 3 hours.

2Remove chicken and debone and place back into sauce.

3Remove lid and cook on high for 1 hour to thicken sauce.

4Serve on a bed of basmati rice


6Submitted by Tania Whitford

Submitted by Tania Whitford


7 Reviews


April 10, 2022

I have cooked this delicious recipe twice now and it is a huge hit. The flavours are perfect. I will just keep doing it, I love using fresh garlic, ginger ect rather than powder. The grand children are asking for this recipe now and it is so easy to prepare. Thank you Paulene.


January 20, 2022

Made this last night amazing flavours. I used chopped chicken fillets for ease everything else as recipe. Will definitely make again

Talia Pershouse

December 7, 2017

I made this last night and left the chilli out because of the kids. I think leaving them out made it really bland but after adding 1 teaspoon keens curry powder and some sugar for sweetness it was delicious and I’ll make it again this way


November 18, 2017

Just made a big batch of this! Great for freezing. Very child friendly dish (without the chilli) and taste great!


November 4, 2017

This was really nice. Very easy to cook and very tasty. Family loved this dish. I did add turmeric (real not powder) for health reasons.

Rozi Pottsy

August 31, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this meal – Thanks for sharing
I halved the recipe as it was only feeding the 2 of us and popped a teatowel under the lid for the last hour to help the sauce thicken up and that worked really well. I also only used 1 chopped medium chilli to suit our personal tastes.

Judy Hills

June 24, 2016

This is so easy and delicious. It also freezes very well.

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