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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.
Course Dinner
Cuisine African, West-African
Keyword African, butter chicken, Peanut, Peanut Stew, Soup, Stew
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 450kcal
Author Idriss


  • 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 | Sugar: 7.3g | Fiber: 4.5g | Calories: 450kcal | Fat: 18.8g | Protein: 49.5g | Carbohydrates: 20.4g