African Chicken Peanut Stew Recipe

African Chicken Peanut Stew Recipe

How To Make African Chicken Peanut Stew

This hearty chicken peanut stew may take around 2 hours to make but it’s absolutely worth it. It’s the perfect meal to warm you up on chilly days.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 55 minutes
Total: 2 hours 15 minutes



  • 3lbschicken legs,thighs wings
  • 3tbspvegetable oil
  • 1large white onion,or yellow, sliced
  • 3ginger,peeled and minced
  • 8garlic cloves,chopped roughly
  • 3lbssweet potatoes,peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1cancrushed tomatoes
  • 1quartchicken stock
  • 1cuppeanut butter
  • 1cuproasted peanuts
  • 1tbspground coriander
  • 1tspcayenne,or to taste
  • salt and black pepper
  • ½cupcilantro,chopped


  1. Brown the chicken. Heat the vegetable oil in a large soup pot set over medium-high heat. Salt the chicken pieces well, pat them dry, and brown them in the oil. Set the chicken pieces aside as they brown.

  2. Sauté the vegetables. Sauté the onions in the oil for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring often and scraping any browned bits off the bottom of the pot.

  3. Add the ginger and garlic and sauté for another 1 to 2 minutes, then add the sweet potatoes and stir well to combine.

  4. Cook the stew. Add the chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, peanut butter, peanuts, coriander, and cayenne, and stir well to combine. Add the chicken. Bring to a simmer and taste for salt, adding more if needed.

  5. Cover the pot and simmer gently for 90 minutes or until the chicken meat easily falls off the bone and the sweet potatoes are tender.

  6. Remove bones and chop the cooked chicken. Remove the chicken pieces and set them in a bowl to cool, until cool enough to touch.

  7. Remove and discard the skin if you want, or chop it and put it back into the pot. Shred the meat off the bones and put the meat back in the pot.

  8. Adjust seasonings. Adjust the seasonings for salt and cayenne, then add as much black pepper as you think you can stand.

  9. Stir in the cilantro and serve by itself, or with simple steamed rice.


  • Calories: 951.82kcal
  • Fat: 60.03g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.78g
  • Trans Fat: 0.17g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 28.73g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 13.92g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.46g
  • Fiber: 11.00g
  • Sugar: 17.00g
  • Protein: 47.47g
  • Cholesterol: 161.79mg
  • Sodium: 1443.24mg
  • Calcium: 149.38mg
  • Potassium: 1694.63mg
  • Iron: 5.15mg
  • Vitamin A: 1269.61µg
  • Vitamin C: 13.90mg
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