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I hope you know that the recipes you use are not set in stone. They can be modified to suit your need or taste. However, while some recipe modifications can be disastrous, some others can be game changers. They can take your recipe from fifty to a hundred. Today’s recipe upgrade is a banger but before we get into that, let me ask you an important question. When last did you eat vegetables? If you can’t remember, then, my dear, it must have been a long time ago and you need to do better.

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Find ways to incorporate vegetables into your diet. They provide the nutrients that are vital for your health and maintenance. A diet rich in vegetables can lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, and eye and digestive problems.

Nigerians love their leafy green vegetables. They use them to make soups and sauces. Sometimes too, these vegetables are steamed, boiled or made into a stir fry. When this is the case, it is either enjoyed alone or served as an accompaniment to main dishes like boiled yam or a rice meal.

Today’s recipe is a modification of the Simple Steamed Vegetables. That’s why I call it the banging steamed vegetable. The principal ingredient used in making this food is green amaranth which is popularly known as ‘green’ in Nigeria. However, this vegetable can be substituted with any leafy green vegetable of your choice. The shredded chicken took the taste of this food to a whole new level.

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Asides from the taste and flavours of these Banging Steamed Vegetables, you’ll also love the fact that it is a quick and easy meal to prepare. This dish is a weight watcher’s delight and it can be enjoyed by people of all age groups.




Shredded Chicken


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Method of Preparation

Peel the onions. Rinse the onion and scotch bonnet pepper; afterwards, dice them separately. Mince the garlic and set the prepared ingredients aside for later use. Pluck the vegetable. Rinse thoroughly to get rid of sand then slice thinly. Set aside for later use as well.

Pour vegetable oil into a clean saucepan. Add the diced onion to the saucepan and sauté for a minute. Add the shredded chicken, minced garlic, pepper, seasoning and salt to the saucepan. Stir fry the chicken till it loses its pinkish hue. Add the sliced green vegetable and stir well to combine. Steam on very low heat for eight minutes. Give it a final stir then turn off the heat.

Serve and enjoy while it’s hot.

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This article was first published on 15th July 2022


Udevi, Obiamaka Angela holds a Master of Arts degree in History & International Studies. She's a freelance writer with a passion for food and healthy living. She can be contacted through her email address,

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