Classic Angolan Stew


Muamba de Galinha, a classic Angolan stew, is a rich and hearty dish combining tender chicken, okra, and a unique blend of spices in a flavorful palm oil sauce. This comforting meal is a celebration of Central African culinary traditions, perfect for a family dinner or special occasion.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour
Resting Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Serving: 4 people


  • 4 chicken legs and thighs
  • 1/4 cup palm oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 hot chili pepper, finely chopped (adjust to taste)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 lb okra, trimmed and sliced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Marinate the Chicken: Season chicken with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Cook the Chicken: In a large pot, heat palm oil over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and brown them on all sides. Remove and set aside.
  3. Make the Sauce: In the same pot, sauté onion and garlic until soft. Add tomatoes and chili pepper, cooking until the tomatoes break down. Pour in chicken broth and bring to a simmer.
  4. Combine and Simmer: Return the chicken to the pot. Cover and simmer for about 45 minutes. Add the okra and cook for an additional 15 minutes or until tender.
  5. Serve: Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot.


  • Palm oil gives this dish its distinctive flavor and color, but it can be substituted with vegetable oil if necessary.
  • Serve with funge or steamed rice to soak up the delicious sauce.

Nutritional Information: The nutritional information for one serving of Muamba de Galinha based on the ingredients and USDA guidelines:

  • Calories: 477.3 kcal
  • Protein: 41.4 g
  • Fat: 27.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.1 g

This calculation provides an approximate idea of the nutritional content for a single serving of Muamba de Galinha, assuming the recipe serves 4 people. This dish is a protein-rich, moderately high-calorie meal with a balance of fats and carbohydrates, reflecting the hearty nature of this traditional Angolan stew

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