Bongo Drums


bongo drums

 There’s just nothing better than a spicy chicken with some heat. I made what I call Bongo Drums which is quite similar to my personal favorite Bongo Chicken. The latter has been my most popular recipe on my blog and the various social media platforms.

Anyone who has gotten close to me in the last few years have had a taste of my Bongo Drums with either Jollof Rice or fried rice. There’s a popular saying that goes like this, ” The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. But I believe the reverse is also true, the way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach. This is one recipe that helped me win my wife ;).

 

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Bongo Drums
Bongo Drums is a chicken dish you can serve with rice, potatoes, spaghetti, etc.
bongo drums
Course Main Dish
Cuisine West African
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Passive Time 12 hours
Servings
People
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine West African
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Passive Time 12 hours
Servings
People
Ingredients
bongo drums
Instructions
  1. Blend all these ingredients together for about 5 minutes.
  2. After you're done rub the chicken drums with the bongo marinade generously.
  3. Set it in the refrigerator overnight.
  4. The Next day put the drums in a pre-heated conventional oven and set oven temperature to 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
  5. Serve it with white rice, jollof or a meal of your choice.
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23 thoughts on “Bongo Drums

  1. Veena Azmanov

    Love the combination of the marinade you have here. Brown Sugar, Soy, ginger.. absolute winning combination. I bet it was delicious.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Thanks Veena! It absolutely a winning combo!

  2. Danielle

    MY female stomach DEFINITELY responds to food. 🙂

  3. Tara

    Ooh this sounds perfect with Jollof Rice. Such a wonderful combination of spices. I love how easy it is to put together too.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      It is perfect with Jollof Rice Tara… And I actually use the stock that comes out of baking the chicken for my Jollof Rice. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

    HAHA…love the name. Chicken legs are so tasty. Lucky for me only me and hubby like them. Your spice profile sounds amazing, and as always the heat element wins. Perfect way to enjoy a nice “juicy drum”.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Its so cool that you and your hubby love them… Its my wife’s fave as well. Thanks for stopping again Gloria!

  5. Gillian

    These sound delicious. Always looking for new marinades for chicken wings or drumsticks. Will look forward to trying your Bongo Drums.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Please let me know when you try them. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. jacquee | i sugar coat it!

    I love drumsticks – I think it’s the meat to bone ratio. lol The spice blend almost leans toward Thai, which I love. These would work nicely on the BBQ this summer.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      I can’t wait for summer BBQ either, they do work well on them. Thanks Jacquee.

  7. Marie-Pierre

    I definitely believe the way to my heart is by the stomach! I’m sure you’ve made your wife a lucky gal with this recipe! I’m a big habanero lover and those drums heat for sure brings some lovers together! Spicy and yummy!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Hahaha… Way to go Marie-Pierre! Nothing like hot chicken drums or wings. Thanks for stopping!

  8. traditionallymodernfood

    I like the marinate, brown sugar and ginger combo looks inviting. Being a vegetarian I cant imagine the taste I bet it tastes yum

    1. Fred Nonterah

      You can use the mix for a sauce, or you can use on tofu. Thanks for stopping!

  9. Allison

    These are on my shortlist of recipes to make. I love the flavor combos here. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Let me know how it goes if you ever try it? Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed

    I couldn’t agree more, I love having food cooked for me. Your chicken drums look delicious, I like the spicy marinade especially with all that ginger.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Ginger just brings life to the chicken. Thanks Sarah!

  11. Eileen

    First of all, I love the name of this dish. Those flavors you’ve got going on are awesome. I could imagine eating these tasty chicken drumsticks with your joloff rice. Perfect meal!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Yes Eileen, I usually make them together. Thanks again!

  12. Nicole

    I’m always looking for new chicken recipes as the whole family love chicken. I love the flavours here – sounds so tasty!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      This will make your family very happy! Thanks for stopping by!


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