Kwame Onwuachi and Rob Gronkowski Cook Up Family Favorites

For TODAY's Season of Giving series with Citi and No Kid Hungry, chef Kwame Onwuachi is joining TODAY to remake former pro football player Rob Gronkowski's favorite family recipes as an ode to their families and cultures. Kwame's dishes put modern twists on recipes that have been enjoyed by Gronk's family for generations. He shows us to make spicy stewed chicken potpie with a biscuit topping and currant-filled sweet rolls.

Guisado Chicken Potpie by Kwame Onwuachi

Like Gronk's favorite family chicken casserole recipe, this dish has flavors that I grew up on. The Puerto Rican-style chicken stew adds depth and richness that will blow a traditional casserole out of the water.

Currant Rolls by Kwame Onwuachi


This is my Papa Winston's favorite pastry. I'll always remember how happy he was to walk into a bakery and order a fresh currant roll on our last trip to Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago. The roll is a descendant of the Eccles Cake, a traditional British dessert that resembles small pies, but in Trinidad we make them as a roll, more like rugelach

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Jerk Chicken by Kwame Onwuachi

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