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People have been saying all manner of things about chicken but no one has ever answered the bothering question, “why did the chicken cross the road?” so I’m here to put all that to rest!!!

So why chicken? Why hasn’t the fish ever crossed the road? Why not a porcupine or even a pig? Why not a horse? Or even a cow? They say (scientists obviously) chicken have a very high IQ compared to a 2year old baby. Actually, it takes a human being up to the age of 4 (does it make you feel dumb, like I do??to grasp some of the traits chicken have. Chicken exhibit intelligent behavior just a few hours of hatching. They are born with high understanding of physics and structural engineering (I know slay queens have stopped reading), so since it’s only a few of us left here is the secret as to why the chicken crossed the road. Being an intelligent bird the chicken knows that I love it so much!!! Okay, I love anything that tastes yummy in my mouth but that’s besides the point or rather, a story for another day. Chicken has the intelligence of knowing I love it, it knows how well I treat it, being a proud Luhya by the way! It knows I will pamper it, it knows how passionate I am about food, errrrrrr sorry, chicken. It can literally smell me on the other side of the road and that’s why ladies and gentlemen, it comes rushing to me because I live just across the road! And how do I treat it after it comes rushing to me? Not telling you to go all kuku about this, but here is the recipe.


350 gm chicken drumsticks.

3tbsp dark soy sauce.

1 spring onion, finely chopped.

1 garlic, finely chopped.

3 bell peppers, finely chopped.

1 tbsp of vinegar.

1 tbsp honey.

2 tbsp Andofu ( meat tenderizer that salt in it)

2 tbsp of corn starch.

2 tbsp tomato paste.

1 orange.

1 tbsp of mixed spices.


In a bowl, place the chicken drums with soy sauce, chicken masala, andofu, tomato paste and mixed herbs. Grate the orange skin into the bowl. You can marinate for 30 mins or overnight.

In a heavy based pan, heat the oil. Add ginger, garlic and onions. Toss them till you get an aroma for 30 seconds to a minute.

Add the chicken, bell peppers, spring onions and stir. Cover the pot with a lid and cook for 15 minutes. Stir every 5 minutes to prevent it from sticking on the pan. If it’s too dry you can add water.

I’m a separate bowl, mix the corn starch, vinegar, honey and water. Pour the mixture into the chicken and stir. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.

Serve hot with a dish of your choice but I prefer with matoke or rice but this time I did with Matoke.

You could also serve with deep fried sweet potatoes 😍.

If you treat your chicken this well, why will it not cross the road?? 😒😒

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