Hello guys! Hope you have all are having a great week so far. We wish you an even better weekend coming up.

This week we are on the quiet, serene island of Sao Tomé and Príncipe. It is made up of two archipelagos, Sao Tomé island being the bigger of the two and is located very close to the equator, off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa. To view more of this wonderful island, click here.

We’ll be making a sumptuous delicacy of chicken with coffee sauce from Sao Tome and Principe. A simple ten to fifteen minute dish you can whip up when those unexpected visitors come around or when you feel like making a dish that wouldn’t take three hours to prepare.

Well, chop chop! Get your utensils out and let’s get cooking.


Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes


6 Skinless chicken breasts

1 tbsp oyster sauce

2 tsps olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tsps barbeque sauce

½ tsp  Worcestershire sauce

¼ cup brewed coffee

1 tsp brown sugar


Cooking method:

Marinate the chicken with the oyster sauce. Add seasoning for taste.

Sao Tome Skinless chicken breast

In a pan, heat the olive oil and fry each side of the chicken until cooked. Ensure chicken is well done on both sides. Set aside to cool off.

Using the same frying pan, fry the garlic then add the barbeque and worcestershire sauces.

Sao Tome Barbecue-Sauce

Sao Tome Worscestshire sauce


Also add the brown sugar and the brewed coffee. Let it simmer for about two minutes.

Sao Tome Brown Sugar

Sao Tome brewed_coffee

While it simmers, add the chicken and coat it with the coffee sauce. Let the sauce caramelize over the chicken pieces.

Serve immediately. You can have it with rice or pasta or potatoes.

Sao Tome Chicken in coffee 1

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Michael Alvin

Michael Alvin

Creative Writer
Michael Alvin is a lawyer and a UNESCO certified journalist. At Afro Tourism, he blends creativity with his training in telling moving stories about his personal experience on his various trips across Africa.
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