AFRICAN CHICKEN PEANUT (GROUNDNUT) STEW RECIPE

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Peanut Stew is a very common recipe with many African countries especially West African countries. This dish originated in Mali and is sometimes called Maafe or peanut Butter sauce. The dish differs from country to country Based on the additions to the dish. For example, Ghanians add Boiled egg to their version, some others add okro to theirs. I added sweet potatoes to mine and it was delicious. This dish is very easy to make and if you already have peanut Butter at home you can use that as well.

 

Ingredients

1.5 Cups of Chopped Chicken

1 Cup of groundnut (Blended) or 1 Cooking spoon of peanut Butter

1/2 small sweet potato (Chopped)

1.5 Cooking spoons of Blended tomato

1 Chopped small tomato

2 handfuls of Chopped onions

Small piece of Chopped ginger

2 garlic cloves

Pinch of thyme

1 teaspoon of Curry

2.5 Cooking spoons of oil

Seasoning

Salt

Pepper

A pinch of parsley (optional)

Bell Peppers for garnishing

Method

Season and Boil the Chicken for 10 minutes with salt, pepper, seasoning, a handful of onions.

Once the chicken is ready, in the same stock, Boil the chopped sweet potatoes till its almost cooked. Save the stock in a separate Bowl and the chicken and potatoes in a separate Bowl as well.

In a pot, heat up one cooking spoon of oil and fry the chicken till it Browns. Take it out and heat up the other 1.5 cooking spoons of oil and fry the onions, tomatoes Both chopped and Blended, ginger and garlic.

Add your seasoning, curry, thyme, parsley, salt and pepper to the pot.

Pour in your stock, chicken and potatoes to cook further.

Stir in your peanut Butter and allow to cook for 10 minutes on low heat.

If your sauce gets too thick, add a little water to it. Serve with white rice or more sweet potatoes.

You could also garnish the dish with Bell peppers.

 

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