Cut the chicken thighs into bite-sized pieces and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Coat in cake flour.
Heat half of the olive oil in a frying pan and cook both sides of Step 1 until browned. Transfer to a shallow dish.
Finely chop the garlic and chop the onions roughly. Sauté in the frying pan from Step 2 with the remaining olive oil.
When the onions become translucent, add the [tomato sauce] ingredients and simmer over medium heat while mixing. Season with salt and pepper.
Return the chicken from Step 3 to the pan from Step 4 and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a plate and serve with couscous or penne.
Story Behind this Recipe
This is a recipe I came up with to go with Mate tea This is a variation of a flavorful Nigerian simmered dish. It's a lightly simmered and easy-to-eat dish.
If you can get some, use palm oil to get a real Nigerian flavor. Serve with couscous or greens. It also goes well with rice. The authentic Nigerian dish is served with pounded rice cakes that are similar to mochi.