Sauce JoJo

Traditional Dagara sauce made with chicken, sorrel leaves, and peanut butter.


  • 2 chicken breasts (cubed)
  • 2-3 tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 yellow onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 bunch sorrel leaves (chopped)
  • 1/2 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • Salt


  • Bring sorrel leaves to a boil for 5 minutes.
  • Drain water and set leaves aside.
  • Sauté garlic and onions in a pan with oil over medium-low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken and cook until tender.
  • Add tomatoes, bouillon cube, and salt to taste.
  • Cook for another 10 minutes or so to let flavors soak in.
  • While sauce is cooking, mix peanut butter and milk together in a separate bowl.
  • Serve sauce hot over starch or rice base.
  • Top with peanut butter sauce.

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Recipe submitted by Gwendolyn Armstrong Diébougou – Peace Corps Volunteer, Burkina Faso (2008 - 2009).

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