Cameroonian Poulet DG …
is a fricassee of chicken, vegetables and savoury spices, as well as banana. Poulet is French for chicken and DG stands for le directeur général (the big boss or general manager), because it used to be served to the upper class in Cameroon. Tuck in!
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 1 hour
1 chicken, cut into serving-size pieces (thighs, breast, wings etc)
salt and black pepper
2 tbsp oil
1 small onion, chopped in half-moon shapes
2 cloves garlic
5 carrots, cut into discs
1 to 2 cubes chicken stock
1 sprig of parsley, minced
1 of each green, red and yellow sweet peppers, chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
6 ripe bananas
1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and pan-fry it in hot oil until cooked. Remove from the pan and set aside. (Alternatively, you can pan-fry the chicken for flavour and then bake it until it’s cooked.)
2. In another pot, heat a few tablespoons of oil. Add the onions and garlic, and fry until onions turn glassy.
3. Add the carrots and stir-fry for a few minutes, then add the chicken stock cubes.
5. Finally add the parsley and sweet peppers, and stir-fry for a few more minutes.
6. Add the tomatoes, and salt to taste (if needed). Cook for about 2 minutes on a high heat, then reduce the heat and allow to cook further, stirring intermittently.
7. While the sauce is cooking, peel and cut up the bananas into 2,5cm-thick discs and lightly fry them.
8. Put the chicken in the vegetable mix and stir for a few minutes. Add the fried bananas and mix well. Serve immediately.