Chicken vatapa

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Today's recipe will go well with your São João party in June. Learn how to make a delicious chicken Vatapá, a true wonder of Brazilian cuisine that will surprise your guests.

The chicken Vatapá recipe is relatively simple to make and takes about 40 minutes to prepare, yielding up to 5 servings.

Do you know the origin of Vatapá?

Well, it comes from the African continent, and arrived in Brazilian lands around the XNUMXth century.

There are those who argue that its origin is Nigerian, since the African version is the most acceptable among gastronomy historians and chefs, who reinforce that this delicacy is an African influence, even though it has gained a Brazilian “face”.

As usual, here in Brazil vatapá has undergone some changes, having gained some more ingredients.

Currently, the recipe is typical of Northeastern cuisine, being widely consumed and disseminated by Bahians, who use palm oil to make the dish.

In addition to Bahia, the dish is also very common in the kitchens of Pará, Amapá and Amazonas, where it varies according to the region, such as the absence of peanuts and other common ingredients in the traditional recipe.

If you want to impress your party guests, this is the opportunity. An easy recipe to make and with an amazing flavor.

The recipe is so simple that any type of person can make it, even those who are not used to cooking or are not good at cooking.

So, go ahead with your reading of the chicken Vatapá recipe, separate the ingredients and let's get to work!

Ingredients Chicken vatapa


  • 1/2 bunch green chives (chives and coriander)
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 chicken breast seasoned with garlic, pepper and salt
  • 1 Tomate
  • Palm oil


  • 1/2 l of milk
  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • Palm oil
  • 1 cup wheat (dissolve well, before mixing), you may not use it all
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 chicken broth tablets

Preparation Chicken vatapa


Shred the already cooked and seasoned chicken breast. After that, sauté in palm oil with the tomato, onion, pepper and green smell.

If desired, add shrimp.


  • Fry the onion in palm oil, also adding the milk and the broth tablets.
  • As soon as it boils, add the wheat and stir constantly, until it cooks well.
  • When adding the wheat, remember that it will be according to your taste, if you want it thicker or thinner.
  • Add 200 ml of coconut milk, add the palm oil little by little until orange.
  • Put the stuffing without turning off the heat. Finally, pepper and salt to taste.
  • The amount of milk is up to your taste, if you want more you can add it too.

Now that you've learned how to make this delicious Chicken vatapa, how about also knowing other very tasty and practical recipes that we have here on the blog My Recipes? We have many options for snacks, treats and other delicious delicacies to make your day better.