30 Minute Meals, Valentine Menu

Chicken and Kidney in Suya Sauce 

Hi everyone, how are you all doing? It’s Valentine weekend and I am sure some of you are already gearing up for the day with your loved ones. (It’s not only for couples, spending it with family and friends also qualifies. The most important it share it with your close friends and family)

So whilst I didn’t plan on posting this season, I realised I had a planned meal that wasn’t going to take so much of time in terms of cooking, so I thought I’d create this post and let you all enjoy a hassle free dinner. 

The last thing you want is to slave over a hot cooker and still not fisnish all the dishes you intend on serving. Key thing is work smarter not harder and you will still create an amazing dish! 

Ok my lovely readers, lets get started shall we 🙂


  • Diced chicken breast
  • Kidney 
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes 
  • I teaspoon of grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of grated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoons of Suya spice
  • Sliced mixed peppers
  • 1 small white onions
  • Knorr cube
  • 2 tablespoons of any oil of choice (olive oil, peanut oil, coconut oil etc)
  • Rice (basmati, jasmine or just plain rice)
  • Black pepper


  • 1 large sauce pan
  • Chopping board
  • Wooden spoon

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes


Dice the chicken and kidney. Rinse well until clean. 

Next season very lightly with salt and black pepper

Next heat up the oil 

Add the chicken and kidney (you can fry them separately, as this will help reduce the liquid that is released from the kidney

Add the thinly sliced onions. Fry for 5 minutes on  low heat

   Mix well and allow to fry for 8 minutes, ensure you are turning it occasionally. 

(If you get a bit of liquid, drain it before proceeding to the next stage of cooking

Now add the garlic and ginger. Let it fry for about 1 minute, not more or else it will burn.

Next add the chopped tomatoes, Suya spice, knorr cube and chilli. Reduce the heat to the lowest and allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Whilst that is cooking, get started with the rice prep. 

Cooking the rice: 

Measure the rice and put it to to a pot. Add water and allow to cook for 15 minutes. (This is to help get rid of starch)

After 15 minutes, drain all the starch water and rinse using a sieve until the water is clean. Then place t back on the gas and simmer with very little water on low heat until it is cooked to perfection.

Back to the sauce

After 15 minutes, check for salt, you shouldn’t really need anymore.  

then finally add the sliced peppers and allow to cook for the last 2 minutes. 

And it’s ready! Remove from the heat and set aside. Let it settle for a bit before serving. 

Now you can serve!

Enjoy this heart warming dish with a nice cold glass of non alcohol bubbly. (This is my choice 🙂 

That’s it from me today 

I’ll see you all in my next post

Love Duchess O

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