How-To Make a Traditional Meal with AYO Foods Jollof Rice


Recipe Creator Elsie Kriz teaches you how to make a traditional West African meal with marinated chicken breast, and plantains, featuring AYO Foods Jollof Rice. This recipe is easy to make and perfect for the whole family. You probably already have most of these ingredients in your fridge and pantry. Check out the full list of what you'll need for this recipe below.

The best and most important part of this recipe is the AYO Foods Jollof Rice. It's tinged a beautiful color from tomatoes, onions, and chiles cooked down to a bubbling glaze. Just pop it into the microwave and you'll be able to experience the flavors of West Africa in minutes. Check out the full recipe below or follow along by watching Elsie Kriz's How-To.

What You'll Need:

  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Minced Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chicken breast
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Plantains
  • AYO Foods Jollof Rice


  • Step 1: Combine diced tomatoes, onions, and peppers in a pan. Add olive oil and cook until veggies are softened.
  • Step 2: After about 3-4 minutes, add minced garlic, salt, and black pepper to the veggies. Set aside and prep chicken.
  • Step 3: To prep your chicken, marinade it in olive oil, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder overnight or for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Step 4: Pan-sear the chicken for a couple of minutes before adding it to the oven to bake for 7 minutes at 145 degrees.
  • Step 5: Once you've taken the chicken out of the oven, let it rest as you cook the plantains.
  • Step 6: Cut the plantains into slices and pan-fry them until they're a golden brown. Once they're ready to be taken out of the oil, add them to a paper towel-covered plate to soak up any excess oil. Add kosher salt.
  • Step 7: Prepare AYO Foods Jollof Rice following the instructions on the box. Ready in under 5 minutes.
  • Step 8: Plate and enjoy!

Elsie Kriz is a food blogger and photographer behind Afrovitalityeats; a west African-inspired food blog where she shares her culture through food and stories from home. She has collaborated with local vendors in her current home state of Tennessee, hosting private dinners and cooking classes. She believes with a mix of creativity, passion, and loads of enthusiasm, everyone can have a taste of West Africa wherever they are (and can even cook it for themselves too). Besides her love for cooking, she is also a pharmacist at a local retail pharmacy, a wife, and a mother of two little girls.

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