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African Chicken & Rice - Jollof Rice

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ready in: 1-2 hrs
serves/makes:   8

recipe id: 1403
cook method: stovetop

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3 pounds broiler-fryer chicken, cut up
32 ounces canned stewed tomatoes, undrained
2 cups water
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup uncooked regular white rice
1/4 pound fully cooked smoked ham, cubed
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
3 cups coarsely shredded green cabbage
1 package (10 ounce size) frozen french green beans, thawed
2 onions, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/2 teaspoon salt


Heat chicken, tomatoes, water, 2 teaspoons salt and pepper to boiling in 5-quart Dutch oven; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 30 minutes. Remove chicken. Stir in rice, ham, cinnamon and red pepper. Add chicken, cabbage, green beans and onions. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until thickest pieces of chicken are done 20 to 30 minutes longer.

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