“Ashanti fowl” is a legendary Ghanaian recipe. The dish is essentially a combination galantine/ballontine—it is made from a whole deboned chicken that is stuffed and roasted, and eaten with Ghanaian gravy. It is special largely because it looks like a regular roasted chicken until it is cut. The printed recipes first appeared in
What follows is a slightly adapted version of the recipe we prepared at Flair. Ashanti chicken is definitely a special occasion dish.
Serve the chicken with the tomato gravy on the side.
Experiment with the stuffing by chopping, not mashing, the potatoes or yams, or by including chopped okra, mushrooms, nuts, etc.
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