My cooking is all about reimagining the ingredients of West Africa to help others fall in love with the flavors, which is why I created my Jollof Fried Chicken. Jollof is a rice dish simmered in spiced tomato sauce, popular in Nigeria and Ghana. I first served it as street food in London, and my customers adored it. But the fried-chicken guy who was two stands down had a line. I wanted a line! So I started selling fried chicken, too. To add a taste of Ghana, I marinate mine with my Jollof Dry Spice Mix, the same blend I use to season the tomato base. It seems to be working: The succulent, crispy, sweet, and spicy chicken definitely has people queuing up.

Get the recipe: Jollof Fried Chicken

Photo: Nassim Rothacker

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