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Simple Uni Student Meals: Nigerian Peppered Chicken

By FLrla 17 Nov 2021

We all love a budget friendly student meal. How about an International dish? Here's our recipe for Nigerian Peppered Chicken. 

All Ingredients can be picked up from your local supermarket, here you go enjoy! 


  • 3 onions
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper ( can add more for extra spice) 
  • 2 bell peppers 
  • Lemon Juice / Lemons 
  • 1/2 tablespoon Garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon Paprika
  • 3 Maggi Cubes
  • 2 Knorr Cubes
  • Maggi Sauce 
  • Salt 
  • 1/2 tablespoon Thyme powder 
  • 1/2 tablespoon Curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato purée 
  • Oil 
  • Chicken Drumsticks


  • *recipe can be adjusted for dietary requirements. 
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees 
  • Take 2 onions, Bell Peppers and Scotch Bonnets. Add to Blender and blend/ pulse to a finely chopped consistency but not super smooth. (Alternatively if you have a food processor you could use this for similar outcome). When done leave mixture to the side. 
  • Clean and wash chicken drumsticks with lemon juice/ lemon. 
  • Add paprika, garlic, thyme, salt, curry, 1 maggi cube , 1 knorr cube and sprinkle of maggi sauce to chicken. Coat well and leave to marinate for 5 minutes to at least 2 hours dependent on time constraint. 
  • Add chicken to oven tray and place in oven for 50 minutes flipping to other side in between. 
  • Finely chop the last onion and leave to the side. 
  • In a medium sized pot to hob on medium heat, add oil, after oil is heated slightly add the onion you just chopped. 
  • Fry onions for at least 3 minutes or until translucent and soft. Then add finely chopped pepper mix and stir. Leave to fry/ cook on medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Until water reduced slightly and the sauce starts to thicken. Add tomato purée stir and continue to leave to cook on low/medium heat.  
  • When sauce is reduced to a slightly thicker consistency and oil has risen to the top, add curry, 2 maggi cubes, thyme, 1 knorr cube and 1/2 of salt. Stir and continue to leave to cook/fry on low heat. 
  • Remove chicken from oven ensuring it’s fully cooked after 50 minutes. Add chicken to peppered sauce combine, stir and enjoy.

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