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congo moambe chicken

Congo- Poulet Moambe (Moambe Chicken)

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Congo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Author International Cuisine


  • 3 lbs chicken parts
  • 6 Tablespoons peanut oil divided
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 can tomato puree
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon grated ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter


  • Wash chicken and pat dry. Heat 4 Tbsp. peanut oil in a large pot over high heat. Brown the chicken on both sides, working in batches if needed. Remove the chicken and set aside.
  • Add the remaining oil and turn down the temperature to medium-low.
  • Add the onions and saute until golden.
  • Add the tomato puree, tomato paste, garlic, green onions, ginger, red pepper flakes, salt and water and mix well.
  • Return chicken to the pot and mix again. Turn heat to high, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove 1 cup of sauce from the pot and mix with the peanut butter. Return mixture to pot and mix well.
  • Cook uncovered for an additional 10 minutes or until the chicken is done.