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Varo Jollof Rice w peppered chicken and fried plantain

Traditional Jollof Rice with Peppered Chicken and Fried Plantain!

Jollof Rice is probably the most famous dish in West Africa and everyone knows it has its roots in Nigeria circa 450 AD 😊 It is present for every celebration from weddings to birthdays and even the smallest get-togethers.

To continue our “Come Home” Series for Varo Jollof Rice, we’d like to show you how to serve Jollof Rice the ‘Traditional Way’ in Just 10-15mins (only possible with our Varo jollof rice, of course).  

What you’ll need

1 250g pack of Varo Jollof Rice (Original) 

2 Chicken Breast Fillets

60 ml Sunflower Oil for the chicken and

250ml for the plantain

¼ tsp Smoked Paprika

¼ tsp Sea Salt

1 tsp Juice of Lemon

¼ tsp Black Pepper

¼ tsp Chilli Pepper

1 ripe Plantain (yellow)

Handful of lettuce leaves


How to Make: 

Using a sharp kitchen knife, prepare chicken fillets by cutting across horizontally, to allow easy absorption of seasoning (and eventually heat from frying). 

Varo Jollof - Slice Chicken

Season with paprika, salt, black pepper, lemon juice and chilli pepper.
Cover and leave to marinade, while you prepare the plantain. 

Varo Jollof -Marinade Chicken

Slice the plantain, then shallow-fry in preheated oil until golden. 

Varo Jollof - Slice Plantain

Varo Jollof - Fry Plantain

Remove fried plantain to a bowl lined with kitchen paper to drain. Season with sea salt and shake.

Preheat a fresh pan with 60ml sunflower oil and shallow-fry marinated chicken until cooked.

Varo Jollof - Fry Chicken

Pierce to make sure juices run clear – no blood! 

Varo Jollof - Slicing Chicken

To heat Varo Jollof Rice - tear open top corner of pouch slightly and squeeze gently to separate the rice. Microwave for 2 minutes (700w). 

Varo Jollof - Serve

Serve with peppered chicken, fried plantain and lettuce.
Enjoy the delicious and unique taste of Varo Jollof Rice with peppered chicken and fried plantain!

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