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National dish of Angola

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  • Independence: 11. 11. 1975
  • Capital: Luanda
  • Official language: Portuguese
  • Population: 18 498 000
  • Area: 1 246 700 km2
  • International code: AO
  • Currency: Kwanza (AOA)
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Muamba de galinha


  • 1 kg chicken thighs, cut into serving-sized pieces
  • 1/2 butternut squash, sliced
  • 20 pcs okra, sliced
  • 4 pcs tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup palm butter or red palm oil (substitutes: coconut oil with 2 tsp paprika or groundnut oil with 2 tsp paprika)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • salt
Muamba de galinha is national food (dish) of Angola


Marinate chicken in lemon juice, 2 cloves garlic and salt for at least 30 minutes. Heat palm oil in a pot, then add chicken. Brown chicken on all sides using medium heat. Put heat on low then add onions, garlic, chilli and tomatoes, cook for 5 minutes while occasionally stirring. Add chicken stock and cook for 10 minutes. Add squash then cook for 5 more minutes. Add okra and simmer for 3 more minutes or until okra is tender. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.


Chicken Muamaba or Muamba de Galinha might not be a well known dish to most of us but this dish came out 10th in CNN World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods 2011, a dish that originated from Africa more specifically Gabon and Angola, it is made out of chicken, okra, tomato, chillies and palm oil. My best description of this dish for those who knows Filipino cuisine is it’s like a hot and spicy Pinakbet served with chicken instead of prawns or pork.

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