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Chicken Jollof Rice

Chicken jollof rice is a flavorful and spicy West African dish that's sure to satisfy. Made with chicken thighs, rice, and a blend of spices and vegetables, this dish is the ultimate comfort food.

Tasty Team
96% would make again
Chicken Jollof Rice


for 6 servings

  • 6 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and quartered
  • 2 small red onions, 1 quartered, 1 diced
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper, or habanero, stem removed
  • ½ cup vegetable oil (120 mL), plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 lb boneless chicken thighs (450 g), cubed
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups parboiled long grain rice (400 g), washed


  • 2 stock cubes
  • ¾ cup water (180 mL)

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 611
  • Fat 26g
  • Carbs 70g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 8g
  • Protein 29g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Add the tomatoes, red bell pepper, quartered onion, and pepper to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. In a pot over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons oil, diced red onion, chicken, and curry powder. Cook until onions are soft and chicken has browned, about 8-10 minutes. Remove chicken from pot and set aside.
  3. Raise heat to medium-high, and using the same pot, add pureed tomato mixture, cooking until reduced by half.
  4. Add in remaining oil, and fry sauce for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Stir in chicken, along with rice, stock and thyme leaves.
  6. Cover pot tightly with foil. Cover with lid and reduce heat to low, cooking for 30 minutes.
  7. Once rice is cooked, fluff up before serving.
  8. Enjoy!
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Chicken Jollof Rice