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A plate of Samoan chicken over coconut rice

Samoan Chicken Moa Fa'Asaina

A super delicious chicken recipe from Samoa

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Samoan
Keyword Samoan Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 575 kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine

Ingredients

Ingredients

For the chicken

  • 2 pounds chicken pieces with skin on and bones I used drumsticks and thighs
  • 1 cup dark soy sauce
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger peeled and minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons tapioca starch
  • 2 Green onions chopped to garnish
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds roasted to garnish

For the rice

  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • pinch salt

Instructions

Instructions

For the chicken

  1. Season the chicken well with salt and pepper
  2. Brown the chicken on all sides in a large dutch oven.
  3. Remove the chicken to a plate and drain all but a tablespoon or so of grease from the dutch oven.
  4. Saute the onions and garlic and ginger in the dutch oven, scraping up any bits from the chicken.
  5. Return the chicken to the pan and add the soy sauce and vinegar, then add enough water to cover the chicken.
  6. Continue to cook for another 20 minutes or so or until the chicken is cooked through.
  7. Remove the chicken from the pan.

To thicken the sauce,

  1. Take 2 Tablespoons of tapioca starch in a bowl with just a touch of cold water to form a thick paste, Whisk this into the sauce.
  2. Reduce the heat as the sauce begins to thicken and return the chicken to the sauce.

For the rice

  1. Into the warm cooked rice, add the coconut milk and a pinch of salt. You should have enough to cover the rice. Allow the rice absorb the coconut milk.

  2. Put a scoop of rice in a bowl then top with a couple pieces of chicken and sauce

  3. Garnish with onions and sesame seed, Serve warm

Nutrition Facts
Samoan Chicken Moa Fa'Asaina
Amount Per Serving
Calories 575 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 3361mg146%
Potassium 637mg18%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 4.9mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.