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Liberian Chicken Gravy

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Liberian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author International Cuisine


  • 2 pounds chicken cut up
  • for cooking the chicken you need a little salt pepper, paprika, chicken bouillon and chopped onion. These ingredients are in addition to what is listed below.
  • 1 pound large shrimp cleaned and de-veined
  • 1/2 cup fresh green beans cut up
  • 2 large red bell peppers chopped coarsely
  • 1 green bell pepper. chopped coarsely
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 to matoes chopped, coarsely
  • 1 medium onion chopped, coarsely
  • 5 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger chopped
  • 1 scotch bonnet or habanero pepper
  • 1/8 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/8 cup fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Put the chicken in a large pot and cover with water
  • boil the chicken with salt, pepper, paprika, chicken bouillon and some chopped onions:
  • cook until tender. (times vary depending on chicken pieces)
  • Remove the chicken and Reserve the stock
  • In a blender of food processor blend together the tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, garlic, herbs and pepper.
  • In a heavy duty pan, add 1/2 cup oil add in the blended mixture then the tomato paste.
  • Saute for about 10 minutes to blend the flavors together.
  • Add in the cooked chicken and about 2 cups of the reserved stock, let simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Add in the cut up fresh green beans stir
  • Add in the shrimp and cook for another few minutes
  • Adjust the seasonings, add in more stock if necessary and chicken bouillon
  • Serve with check rice or white rice and enjoy!