Last weekend we made Ghanaian stew, with chicken and white rice--and it was yummy! I've always wondered what makes Ghanaian chicken taste so good. I think it must be that it is steamed first (fully cooked) BEFORE it is simply fried in oil. That gave the chicken a really juicy inside with an awesome crispy outside. Honestly, we would have eaten all the chicken up before being put in the stew if I wasn't so committed to doing it the way the recipe said to!
Onions! These were not chopped "right" for Ghana food, but they worked fine. By the end they were very soft, just like they should be.
This is what the pot looked like after the tomatoes, onions, spices, and chicken broth were put together. When we first put it together it did NOT taste good. It tasted super sweet. I'm inexperienced with cooking tomatoes. The tomatoes were just not cooked yet. Once they cooked down and we added some salt, it tasted just right to me (but a Ghanaian would say MORE PEPPER!).
End result of the stew, with chicken pieces added back in. Gotta tell ya, the fam was not too keen on me putting the chicken in the stew, ruining all of the fried crunchy goodness. =-)
This was our attempt at making the rice. We are usually instant/quick rice folks. I do not have good experiences with cooking "real" rice! This recipe told us to put a plastic bag over the pot, and then add the lid, and then let it sit for 20 minutes (after it came to a boil).
The end result LOOKS good, but it was actually undercooked. Totally stinks that the stew was perfect and the rice was a miss! I think everybody would have had better reviews of the meal if only we had properly cooked rice! [The next day, with leftovers, I cooked some quick rice in chicken broth and that was awesome! LOL!]