Christmas Dinner: 6 Nigerian Delicacies You Can’t Afford To Miss 

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The Christmas celebration is around the corner and while you and the rest of the world prepare to join the mood, there are certain things that top the list of all priorities – Christmas Dinner!

Designing a food menu and preparing Christmas dinner for the family can be quite a tedious task especially if you wish to get super creative in the Kitchen.

Below are the six Nigerian delicacies you can’t afford to miss this Christmas.

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Six Nigerian Delicacy for Christmas Dinner

1. Rice Delicacies

Jollof Rice competition

From great tasty Banga Rice to Ofada Rice And Beef Sauce, here is the list of Nigerian rice delicacies you can try out for Christmas dinner.

  • Banga stew and rice
  • Basmati jollof rice with shredded chicken.
  • Coconut rice.
  • Fried rice.
  • Jollof rice.
  • Seafood jollof rice.
  • Vegetable jollof rice.
  • Ofada rice and beef sauce.
  • Rice and beans jollof.

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2. Yam Delicacies

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Yam and Beef Sauce

You don’t have to be stuck with rice all through the celebratory season. There are varieties of yam delicacies to explore this Christmas including:

  • Boiled yam and egg sauce.
  • Roasted yam and fish pepper sauce.
  • Pounded yam and soup.
  • Yam and beef sauce.
  • Yam porridge.
  • Yamarita; egg coated fried yam.
  • Yam balls.

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3. Plantain Delicacies

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Plantain is one of the most favourite food for most Nigerians. Eaten ripe or unripe, you can make choice out the following plantain delicacies.



  • Bole – roasted plantain and pepper sauce coated fish.
  • Plantain Moi Moi (Ukpo Egede) – prepared with corn flour and very ripe plantain.
  • Fried/boiled plantain with tomato and egg sauce/custard/pap
  • Plantain omelette.
  • Unripe/ripe plantain porridge.

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4.  Soups

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You can dare to savour the most delicious Nigerian soups – from different states, this Christmas.

  • Egusi soup.
  • Bitterleaf soup.
  • Oha Soup.
  • Okra soup.
  • Edikang Ikong soup.
  • Ewedu soup.
  • Afang soup.
  • Eforiko soup.

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5. Meat Delicacies

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The Christmas dinner cannot be complete with the savoury juicy and tasty meats – beef, chicken, gizzard, turkey, lamb, pork, etc. These choices and more depends on your preference and of course, and you also can’ forget the local palm wine that compliments it.

  • Meat barbecue a.k.a Suya
  • Baked or fried chicken/turkey.
  • Nkwobi (cow meat mix in native sauce)
  • Skin meat (kanda) with spicy gravy.

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6. Cakes and Confectioneries

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Nigerians are sweet lovers and so cakes and confectionaries are not entirely left out of the Christmas dinner. Not only cakes, the famous chin-chin has been the snack served to guests in every home during the Christmas holiday for decades.

Now that we’ve shared some of the most favourite Nigerian delicacies, you can celebrate the season smoothly without relapsing to a kitchen disaster.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from BuzzNigeria. Cheers!!!