Saturday, November 5, 2011

Nigerian Chicken Skewers

Do you like it HAAAWT?!?

If so, this recipe's for you.  Olivia (our 12 year old) chose it for her weekly World of Food Series meal. Olivia loves food and she loves to cook. **  

So far she's made meals from Afghanistan, Belgium, Croatia (ick!), Denmark (our video debut), Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Hungary, Italy (a 5-course meal that would make Rocco proud!), Japan, 

Kenya, Lebanon, Morocco, and now.... 


Nigerian Chicken Skewers (aka Suya).  And boy is it spicy! 

1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon paprika
2 tablespoons cayenne powder (here's your HEAT!)
2 tablespoons peanuts, finely minced
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
2 tablespoons peanut oil
couscous (cooked according to directions) 

1. Mix all dry ingredients together. 
2. Slice chicken into thin pieces and sprinkle with seasoning mix. Let sit for a couple minutes. 
3. Thread chicken onto skewers (we use metal - no risk of burning!) and brush with oil.
4. Grill or broil for 4 minutes on each side or until thoroughly cooked.

** Olivia is also a very type-A girl. She already has plans to get her business degree from our alma mater, attend culinary school, then open a Cupcake & Meatball restaurant in a most unlikely place.   Why there? Because it offers more room than a Manhattan studio apartment for her Great Dane ("Chuckles") and St. Bernard ("Chloe"). 


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