Easy Nigerian Recipes

May 14, 2013
Chef Chidi
Easy Nigerian Recipes

Easy Nigerian recipes are simple recipes that requires fewer ingredients and time to prepare, most people start from this page when they are new to making Nigerian foods.

If you are looking for quick and simple recipes to surprise your spouse, you can start from this page.

Most of the recipes here would take between forty and sixty minutes to prepare.

If you are new to making Nigerian foods, it is likely that you would want to start with the simple recipes and then graduate to the more complex ones (like bitter leaf soup).

Three Easy Nigerian Recipes

Here are the three most simple Nigerian recipes that I know you could do in less than one hour. We consider these foods easy to make because they are easy to make, and the ingredients used in making them are very easy to find too.

I am talking about simple Nigerian recipes that you could make no matter where you’re in the world; I learned that tomato recipes will always fall in this category simply because they are easy to find. Do you have Tomato in your location? You can get back to me via the comment link below.

1. Jollof Rice

If you are looking for easy Nigerian recipes, you must also remember to make foods that the people or person you are looking to surprise would accept. That is the reason I would include jollof rice on this page.

Jollof rice is one of the easiest to make Nigerian food and we could find the ingredients at all corners of the world. You can report below if you can’t find any of the listed ingredients in your location, or just resort to our online store.

Jollof rice recipe

The Ingredients for making jollof rice includes; tomato, meat (chicken, turkey, beef or even fish), onions, stock cubes, salt, pepper and a few other Nigerian ingredients. Personally, I like to make jollof rice with chicken or fish. I have a video for this recipe on the main page.

Like I stated initially, this recipe is easy and jollof rice is one of the easiest Nigerian foods because we could find all the required ingredients at every part of the world and almost every Nigerian would delightfully accept a well-made plate of jollof rice and chicken.

Please visit the main page for making Jollof Rice in Nigeria, the first on my list of easy to make Nigerian recipes.

2. Spaghetti Jollof

The second on my list of Nigerian easy recipes would be a pasta recipe that I have been talking about recently.

My special spaghetti recipe. Like I stated on the main page, ‘I wasn’t a good fan of pastas until I discovered this recipe.

It has been widely appreciated and accepted since I added it to the Nigerian Kitchen.

This spaghetti recipe is one of the most popular foods made in the Nigerian kitchen, are you a member of the Nigerian Kitchen?

You can get more information from this page about Nigerian Kitchen members, it is just a simple community of folks interested in making Nigerian foods.


Back to my special spaghetti recipe as one of the easy to make Nigerian foods. The ingredients for this recipe are slightly closer to that of jollof rice, you will need; tomatoes, carrots, green beans, corned beef and a few other Nigerian ingredients.

Whether you are new to pasta or Nigerian foods entirely, you can start with this delicious-looking recipe.

Like jollof rice, it is easy to make, and I could make it in less than one hour. That is the criteria for entering my list of easy to make Nigerian recipes, it must be easy to make, and the ingredients must be easy to find.

If you want to make my special spaghetti recipe, visit the main page about – My Nigerian Spaghetti Recipe

3. Rice and Stew

The last on my list of simple Nigerian foods would be tomato stew. You notice I made almost all the recipes on this page with tomatoes, the reason as stated above is that tomatoes are easy to find. The major ingredients for all the recipes on this page is just tomato and chicken, aren’t they easy to find?

Nigerian tomato stew

So let’s begin with making tomato stew, I served it alongside other Nigerian foods like rice, beans and yam.

Once I have tomato stew in my fridge, I can eat any of the foods listed above, that is partly the reason I have tomato stew on this list.

Please visit the main page on Making Tomato Stew.

There are a lot of other Easy Nigerian foods to consider making, I have over fifty different Nigerian recipes on this site, please click – All Foods – Easy Nigerian Recipes – to visit my home page.

My Fruit Salad is also easy to prepare.

Low Budget Nigerian Foods

Nigerian food ingredients and pictures

Use the comment form below for any question about the recipes listed above.



We are doing a project about countries in our class and our group has Nigeria and we need to make a simple dish to share with the class what would you recommend

November 16, 2017

Please how do I access the cookbook

April 8, 2017
Chidi Anegbu

Hi Oma, call David for the cookbooks – 08035051468

April 9, 2017

Hello, I am trying to find out what “mince meat” is for mince meat pies. Is Nigerian mince meat actually hamburger?
Thank you, I’m making this for a homesick friend.

August 18, 2016
Chidi Anegbu

Minced meat is simply ground meat…. usually beef.

August 21, 2016
mrs Balogun Monsurat

Good morning my sister , please i would like to purchase the cookery book, am in abuja

May 26, 2016
Chidi Anegbu

Please call 08035051468, 08157668217 for all my cookbooks. Thanks

May 27, 2016

Hi monsurat could you by chance be from fego88

April 8, 2017

Thanks, I am new to Nigerian cooking and really was searching for easy and simple recipes. I suppose it would be right for me to start with jollof rice.

May 26, 2016

Gd day,I’m new here,I wish to improve in my cooking. Hope dis helps

June 11, 2015
Stella Michaels

Bravo Chi, thanks a million for the great job. You have brought so much joy to many lifes & home. May u find peace & harmony in your life.l pray more young ladies & married women get connected for a better married life.God bless u.

May 4, 2015
Antoinett Floyd

I love the recipes and can’t wait to learn how to cook them since I recently became engaged to a Nigerian . Thanks so much.

August 10, 2014
Mrs Ronke

Looks interesting. How do I order the book?

September 18, 2013

Hello, I really love ur work, Welldone. I want to ask for a favour from u, pls can I get a one wk menu chart from u. I find it very difficult to do it. Thank. U

September 16, 2013

Greetings, I cherish what I see in your website. I want to be able to make great meals for my husband. I have subscribed to your weekly e-mail though I haven’t received a confirmation e-mail. I would love to be pruned to be the best cook ever, God helping me.
Thanks for this blog and God bless you greatly.

August 27, 2013

I like cooking African food, cos my husband has a very big appetite for food and he like eating his meal in the house. so learning the different  ways and ingredients of preparing Nigeria food will be a big help to me. I would also like recipes and method for preparing small chops and snacks.
If am not asking for to much, can u help me with a food menu/time table

July 28, 2013

Thanks for the recipes

July 25, 2013

@ Obi, I am gonna try my best to make my man very happy

July 25, 2013

Good luck my dear chidera, if you keep going at this speed he would definitely become your for ever!

July 25, 2013

Thanks for all of this easy recipes. I am also new to making Nigerian foods and would really like to be good at it. I just want to be able to make good foods for my family once I get married in the summer, I am getting married to a handsome Nigerian man. Wish me lucks

July 25, 2013
The Nigerian Kitchen

Hello Precious, thanks for your positive feedback, we just finished working on our online store, you can purchase ingredients to make some of the simple Nigerian recipes that are listed above, we are working to make the shop the best in the whole world. We have just about 20 food stuff/ingredients for sale at the moment. We hope to add more as they are requested by members of the kitchen.

June 20, 2013

I am searching for an easy Nigerian recipe that would take about twenty minutes or less to prepare, I just started dating this handsome Nigerian man (I am from Indian). We would be hanging out in my apartment during our next date so I was just hoping to surprise him with a special treat from home. Unfortunately, most of these foods are not easy, I can’t even find the ingredients in Indian.

May 15, 2013

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Omg! Chef, I love u so much, God bless d day I came across dis site,u make me wanna eat every time and try all recipes,Have tried d fried rice,mashed chicken porridge,indomie and I am trying d beans 2nyt, U re Jst Awesome,Tnks 4 impacting so much knowledge God bless you, but I still need u 2 teach us how 2 mk friut juice ,nd spagetti bolognese! LOL.