Tamu Sana Kuku Paka

105 mins (prep 60, cooking 45)
21 ingredients
4-8 servings
Tamu sana means "very delicious" in Swahili, the language spoken in Kenya, where I grew up. Kuku Paka is a hybrid dish coming from Swahili, Arab, and Indian influences. It is my husband's favorite dish, and my kids love to say the name of it when they ask me to make it. Kuku means chicken in Swahili, but nobody that I have asked knows what the Paka part is supposed to mean. It is a mild, creamy, and comforting dish.

Categories:  chicken , african , poultry , main-dish , meat , <-4-hours , egg , chicken-thigh-&-leg , eggs~dairy , curries , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (150.08 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 382.21 Calories from Fat 361.26
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40.14g 247.04%
Saturated Fat 23.58g 471.51%
Trans Fat 0.38g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 4315.37mg 719.23%
Total Carbohydrate 7.82g 10.43%
Dietary Fiber 2.39 g 38.25%
Sugars 4.91 g %
Protein 2.48g 19.8%
Vitamin A 3.78IU% Vitamin C 5.25mg%
Calcium 20.9mg% Iron 1.84mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
chicken thighs, freshly grated gingerroot, crushed garlic, nonstick cooking spray, large, ground cumin, crushed tomatoes, peeled, chopped fresh cilantro