CHICKEN MOI MOI

PREP TIME 1 HOUR

COOK TIME 1 HOUR : 20 MINUTES

SERVES 6-8


Ingredients

  • For the moi moi
  • 2 cups black eyed beans
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 5 scotch bonnet pepper
  • 3 tbsp crayfish powder
  • 1 cup palm oil
  • 2 spring onion, chopped
  • 2 scotch bonnet pepper, chopped
  • 2 tsp salt
  • For the chicken
  • 1 tbsp palm oil
  • 1 large chicken thigh, deboned & diced
  • A sprig of fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

Directions

  1. Soak the black eyed beans with warm water for an hour or preferably overnight.
  2. Drain and pour into a food processor, pulse to de-skin the beans then pour into a bowl, add water and remove the chaff.
  3. Pour the de-skinned beans into a food processor or blender, add onion, scotch bonnet pepper, crayfish powder, palm oil and blend into a smooth mixture.
  4. Pour into a mixing bowl and set aside.
  5. Heat palm oil in a pan over medium heat, add the diced chicken, chopped thyme, black pepper, salt and stir-fry for 5 minutes.
  6. Pour the chicken into the beans mixture, add chopped spring onion, scotch bonnet pepper, salt, stir in and set aside.
  7. Fill baking dish with the mixture and place in a baking tray half filled with water.
  8. Cover with aluminium foil and place in a pre-heated oven.
  9. Bake at 200c for 45 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into the centre comes out clean
  10. Chicken moi moi ready to serve.

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