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Ghana Jollof Rice

This easy chicken and rice dish is seasoned with a little cinnamon and cayenne. It's easy to put together and cook in a skillet or Dutch oven.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 broiler chicken, about 3 1/2 pounds, cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 (14.5 oz each) cans stewed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup cooked smoked ham, diced
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans, quartered and trimmed, or 1 1/2 cups frozen green beans
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Pour water into a large Dutch oven or other cooking pot. Add the chicken, tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in ham, rice, onion, cabbage, green beans, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil; recuce heat to low, cover, and simmer until the chicken is fork-tender and the rice is cooked, about 25 to 30 minutes.
Adapted from "The African-American Kitchen"

Serves 6

Calories per serving: 580
Fat per serving: 28.9g

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