Plantains with Chicken Stew is a Ugandan recipe



2 lb. plantains or green bananas
1/2 level teaspoon salt
Few grains of pepper

for the Chicken stew
A 3-lb. frying Chicken, jointed
4 tablespoons oil
1 large Onion, sliced
2 large tomatoes, peeled and cut in
wedges, or 1 small tin tomatoes, drained
2 potatoes, peeled and sliced
1 level teaspoon salt
1/2 level teaspoon pepper
3/4 pint water


Peel the plantains or green bananas and place in a steamer or a saucepan with a rack in the bottom. Add water, leaving the bananas above the level of the water. Add salt and pepper. Bring contents to boiling point; reduce heat and steam bananas until soft. Lift bananas from the liquid and mash well. Place in top of double saucepan over simmering water until ready to serve with Chicken stew.

To make Chicken stew: fry Chicken in hot oil in a heavy sauté pan until brown. Add onions, tomatoes, potatoes, salt, pepper and water. Cover tightly and simmer for about 1 hour, or until Chicken is tender. Pour Chicken stew over plantains. Serves 6.

Note: The plantain and the green banana (not the banana used generally in its green unripe state) as prepared above taste similar to mashed white potatoes.

recipe by Mrs Madra, Amos Madra’s mum