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Bunny Chow South Africa

Bunny Chow -Deliciously Tasty South African Street food with made with aromatic spices, meat, chickpeas and potatoes served in hollow bread. A one of a Kind Sandwich!
Course Main
Cuisine African
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 428kcal
Author Imma


  • 1 pound chicken thighs or breast cut in bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup canola or cooking oil
  • 2-3 Curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon curry powder or more
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes diced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 green cardamom pods lightly crushed
  • 8 ounce or less potatoes cleaned and cut into cubes
  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 11/2 cup or more chicken broth or water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • When ready to cook, heat up large Sauce- pan with oil, and add onions, garlic,ginger, cinnamon stick, curry leaves, cardamom pods and curry powder, stir occasionally for about 2-3 minutes until onions is translucent.
  • Add tomatoes followed by chicken, stir and sauté for about 2-3 more minutes. Add chicken stock/ water if necessary to prevent any burns
  • Next add chickpeas, potatoes and chicken broth , about 1 1 1/2 cup , add more as needed. Bring to a boil and let it simmer until sauce thickens, it might take about 25 minutes or more
  • Adjust for salt, pepper and stew consistency.


Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 445mg | Potassium: 901mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1065IU | Vitamin C: 27.4mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 5.1mg