- Yam16 Chopped Medium Pieces
- Tomato3 PiecesLarge Red
- Pepper8 PiecesI used a mix of 6 Habanero Peppers and 2 Chilli Peppers
- Onion1 1/2 Medium Sized
- Ground Crayfish1 TablespoonsIf you live outside Nigeria, you can get this and some of the other ingredients at any African food store or section
- Salt And Bouillon/Seasoning CubesTo taste. I used Maggi
- Palm Oil1 1/2 Cups
- Chilli Powder1/2 Tablespoons
- Chicken Fillets250 GramsBoneless Chicken
1. Roughly or smoothly blend the tomatoes and peppers together.
2. Slice the onions, set aside.
3. Wash chicken fillets, chop into desired size, put it in a pot, add water and boil until it is almost cooked. Don’t over boil so it doesn’t dry out and start breaking off.
4. Take out the chicken fillets, season with salt and / or seasoning cubes, 1/4 teaspoon curry powder and chilli powder. Leave the chicken to sit for a while.
5. Add about 1.5 cups of palm oil to pot, heat up until hot, then add the sliced onions.
6. Stir and let it fry for about 3 to 5 minutes on medium heat, then add the blended tomatoes and peppers.
7. Let it simmer for about 3 minutes, then seasoning with salt and seasoning cubes to taste, ground crayfish and chilli powder.
8. Stir and let it cook for about 4 minutes, then add in the chicken fillets. Let it cook until the sauce and chicken is done. Be sure to stir in between cook time so the sauce won’t burn. Then take out all the chicken. Set chicken aside.
9. While the sauce is cooking, cut, chop and wash the yams. Add water to another pot, add salt and boil the yam until it is almost done.
10. When the yam is almost essentially cooked, take it down, add in the cooked sauce from step 8, Mix thoroughly into the yam. Watch the amount of water you have in the yam before you put in the sauce. If it is too much, drain some of it, leaving only a little (enough to make the porridge).
11. Taste for salt, if not enough add more or seasoning cube. After stirring the sauce into the yam, put it back and on medium to low heat, stir and let it cook until the yam is done and a thick porridge has formed. The more you stir, the more the yam breaks down into a thick porridge form. Once the porridge starts forming, lower the heat to low heat and let it steam until done.
Your yam pottage is ready. Serve with your chicken.
For a yam pottage recipe with vegetable, Check out this Yam Pottage (Asaro) recipe. Link is down below.