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Easy Recipe: Chicken poussin Kenyan style

 Chicken poussin Kenyan style (Photo: Courtesy)

It is a good day to make delicious fried chicken and a tasty sauce with a tangy paprika touch.

What you will need

For the chicken:

1 poussin chicken (approx 700 grammes) cut into eight pieces

1 teaspoon garlic-ginger paste


Half teaspoon turmeric powder

Juice of 1 lime

Half teaspoon black pepper

1 litre vegetable oil

For the sauce:

250g margarine (salted)

50g paprika (red sweet pepper powder)

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 tablespoons vinegar

Juice of two limes

1 teaspoon garlic-ginger paste

 What to do

Marinate the chicken with lime juice, black pepper, garlic-ginger paste and salt. Mix well and set aside for one to two hours for the flavours to infuse.

In a deep pan with vegetable oil over medium heat, fry the chicken until brown and crisp on the outside. Remove from oil and set aside.

Now, let us make the sauce. In a pan over medium heat put the margarine and melt it. Reduce the heat to low and add in the garlic and ginger paste, vinegar and lime juice.

Cook for two minutes then remove from heat and add the paprika and cayenne pepper. Stir well.

Put the chicken in the sauce mixture, stir well and let the sauce coat all over the chicken pieces. Enjoy it with fries and the remaining extra poussin sauce on the side.

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