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— NBJ

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#30DaysOfIftaar: Day 1 Jollof Rice & Honey BBQ Chicken

**DISCALIMERRRRRRRR*** LOL

Basically, I intended to prepare all my meals in advance, so three weeks ago I took myself to the store and went shopping... I bought half, my meals, and planned to go back to buy the rest. *lawls* I should have known I wouldn't be back in time.

Over the three weeks, I've been randomly cooking the meals on my list for which I had the ingredients at home... so voila, my first 4 meals are now rice based!  LOL! African household much? I'm now deliberating whether to scrap some of my prepared posts, and start all over again... we'll see in sha Allah

*NBJ improvises as she goes along* I plan and plan, and then life happens #Alhamdullilah.


Bare with me, I'm new to the world of pretty food and food photography lol, @Foodaholique and @canandmoc are the professionals! My first meal, is non other than the most famous African dish, Jollof rice.

Gambians will tell you they first created it, but Nigerians know they made it famous, and Ghanaians destroyed it lol (I'm allowed to say that, I'm Ghanaian lol).

Here's my humble contribution to the Jollof food wars, a recipe for jollof rice can be found on @9jafoodie's website. 

Honey BBQ Chicken Recipe (apologies in advance, this is a "give you and idea of what i do" recipe)

I marinate the chicken for like an hour in the fridge, for my marinade I use a cube of maggi, scotch bonnet pepper (two, 'cos I'm spicyy like that), teaspoon of salt, teaspoon of thyme, half a medium sized red onion, and a table spoon of jumbo. Then add 6 tablespoons of water and mix, before rubbing it on the chicken.

Next I cover it in a bbq sauce and honey mix, I usually use a ratio of 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce to 1 table spoon of honey. 

(that's a really rough estimate, because I usually just throw it all in a bowl and go buy eye lol)

Then grill it on a low heat till its done :)

and I'm a plantain addict, what's jollof without plantain though...