This is a chicken and Moringa tomato sauce recipe submitted by Chef Esther (Esther Ibizugbe). She uses a combination of chicken and moringa in tomato sauce. Below is her recipe with ingredients, instructions and other tips.
If you have ever read the article we published in the past about the importance of Moringa, you will know how important that plant is. Don’t get it confused, the post talked about seeds. This one right here is talkin about Moringa seeds.
Chicken And Moringa Tomato Sauce Recipe – Chef Esther
Chef Esther says;
Hey all, you know how most people say Moringa leaves can cure everything (don’t know how true that is oo), well my Mum (Chairlady) decided to plant the tree within the house. It is easy to plant and they grow really fast.
Anyways I ran out vegetables today and decided to try out the fresh Moringa leaves for a change and it came out amazing and tastes great. I hope you try this out and remember you can always substitute ingredients.
Ingredients For Making Chicken And Moringa Tomato Sauce
Below are the ingredients you need to make your own Chicken-moringa tomato sauce;
- Moringa leaves (washed)
- Ginger (peeled)
- Garlic (peeled)
- Knorr cubes
- Tomato paste
- Grinded crayfish
- Canola oil (can use whichever you have)
- Chicken (boiled or fried)
- Chicken stock/Water
Instructions For Preparing The Chicken And Moringa Tomato Sauce
- Place your tomato, pepper, onions, ginger, garlic and a little water in the blender and grind to a paste, depending on your preferred consistency.
- Heat up oil in the pot for about a minute and add the chopped onions. Stir for another one minute so it does not burn before adding the blended paste.
- Allow to boil for 5 minutes before adding chicken and grinded crayfish (people start the method by frying tomato paste first before adding the blended tomato. You can do whichever)
- Boil for another 3-4 minutes then add tomato paste, chicken stock/water and salt to taste. If you are using chicken stock, be careful when adding the spices because they were already added when boiling the chicken, so it doesn’t become too salty.
- After about 4 minutes, add the Moringa leaves and boil for about 2 minutes to retain the freshness and serve!
To have a different taste and flavour, you can use seafood, beef, stock fish, etc to garnish the sauce.