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How to Make Chicken Nkwobi

Chicken Nkwobi

Chicken Nkwobi| Photo – Sodic Garden

Chicken Nkwobi is a popular Igbo traditional food mostly served as a side dish or dessert, and usually together with wine or soft drink.

Nkwobi is a delicious meal and many people love it, hence it’s simply Chicken prepared in spicy palm oil and mixed spices.



  • 1 kg, chicken
  • 6 fresh bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp, crayfish
  • 1 onion
  • Small bunch of uziza
  • 2 seasoning cubes
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup, palm oil
  • 1 tbsp, akawu


  • Wash chicken and cut into small chunks.
  • Season the chicken and parboil. Once it is cooked through, remove from heat and set aside.
  • Wash pepper and onion, pound properly and then add crayfish and pound together and set aside.
  • Mix akawu and 3 tbsp of water inside a small cup and set aside.
  • In a mortar or pot mix oil and akawu mixture together; add palm oil and mix till it is thick and yellow in colour.
  • Add the pepper mix, salt and any seasoning; make sure the chicken is cold and water is drain add into the oil mix and stir.
  • Wash and slice uziza leaf, add to the chicken nkwobi and stir and serve (you can heat it for about a minute before serving).
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