Zesty Chicken with Fried Almonds | Lagos Groceries

Sometimes chicken cubes are served over couscous, lentils, or collard green/spinach sadza!

Makes: 4 servings.


  • 1 whole chicken cut into pieces or 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2/3 -1 cup almonds, sliced or crushed
  • ¾ tablespoon butter or ghee
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced or julienned
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 2/3 teaspoon cumin (powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric (powder)
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/3 teaspoon sweet ginger
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tablespoon butter
  • 1 -1 ½ cup chicken stock
  • Any vegetables such as carrots, okra, etc. (optional)
  • ¾ - 1 cup rice


In a large pot over medium high heat, melt butter into oil then add diced or julienned onions, fennel seeds, cumin, turmeric, sweet paprika, and stir-fry 1 minute or until really fragrant.

Add in almonds and sauté 1 minute then set aside, let drain and cool. Add in ghee, chicken pieces or breasts.

Brown 1-2 minutes pour in stock, vegetables, and rice kernels.

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