African Peanut Stew
If you're looking for comfort, this is it. Sweet and savoury, this west african delicacy is a real joy to eat.
Servings 6 servings
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 2 1/2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1/3 cup peanuts
- 2 chopped onions
- 1 tbsp minced ginger
- 1 3" stalk lemongrass
- 1 tsp cayenne powder
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat up a large pot on medium high heat, add your olive oil in. Add in your chicken thighs and brown them on each side. Remove your chicken thighs and place on a cooling rack, or paper towel.
Add your minced onions and ginger. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Add in your sweet potatoes and stir. Cover your veggies with chicken stock. Add in your tomato sauce, peanut butter and peanuts.
Roughly chop your chicken thighs and add them back to the pot. Add cayenne, salt, pepper and gently stir your pot. Lower the heat, cover with a lid, and let it simmer for about 25-30 minutes, or until the potatoes are very soft and the chicken is thoroughly cooked. Tip: Check on your pot regularly to ensure that nothing stick or burns. If the stew seems dry to you, add more chicken broth.
Serving suggestion: Serve with some fresh coriander, a dash of hot sauce, a sprinkle of roasted peanuts and a fresh squeeze of lime. As far as sides go, you can never go wrong with basmati rice or flat bread to scoop up that delicious sauce.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.4g | Protein: 49.5g | Fat: 18.8g | Fiber: 4.5g | Sugar: 7.3g