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Create Tasty Homemade Chicken Polony: Easy DIY Recipe Guide

Delicious Homemade Chicken Polony Recipe: A South African Favorite

Polony holds a special place in the hearts of Zimbabweans and is cherished in various corners of the globe. Whether it’s the classic French, savory chicken, or aromatic garlic variety, polony is a versatile meat enjoyed in numerous culinary creations.

One of the most delightful ways to savor polony is paired with freshly baked bread or crispy vetkoeks. Its versatility extends to enriching soups, adding a hearty touch to every spoonful. If you’re eager to embark on a culinary adventure and create your own scrumptious chicken polony, look no further! Below is a tantalizing recipe shared by Cook Central that promises to tantalize your taste buds:

Homemade Chicken Polony Recipe


– 6 chicken thighs
– 3 carrots (roughly cut)
– 6 cloves roasted garlic
– 1/2 large onion (roughly cut)
– 1 stalk of celery
– 2 tsp black peppercorns
– 1 bay leaf
– 1 tbsp chili flakes
– 3 sachets of gelatin
– 2 tablespoons cajun (or any spice of choice)
– Salt to taste


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1. Begin by placing the chicken thighs in a pot along with the carrots, celery, onions, black peppercorns, bay leaf, Cajun spice, and salt. Pour in enough water to cover the chicken.

– Slowly simmer the mixture until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.

2. Once the chicken is cooked, carefully remove it from the pot and shred it into smaller pieces, ensuring all bones are discarded. Reserve the chicken broth; do not discard it.

3. Take 2 cups of the chicken broth and skim off any excess fat. Mix the gelatin with the broth, ensuring it dissolves completely as per the instructions on the gelatin packet.

4. Combine the liquid, shredded chicken, and roasted garlic in a blender. Blend the mixture until smooth, and adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences. If you prefer a milder garlic flavor, you can omit the roasted garlic.

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5. For added color, incorporate some beetroot juice into the mixture. Pour the blended mixture into your preferred mold and refrigerate until set, approximately 6 hours.

Now, sit back and relish the fruits of your labor as you indulge in the delectable homemade chicken polony crafted with love and culinary finesse. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with your favorite accompaniments, this chicken polony recipe is sure to be a hit at your table.

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