African Chicken Stew

  • Recipe By
  • Published Jun 15th
  • Ready In45m
  • Servings6
  • Calories615
This delicious stew is inspired by my friend from Sierra Leone, West Africa, who cooks often for her family. Many ingredients can be modified. This is kind of a 'whatever is handy now' recipe. You can use a whole roasting chicken cut into bite-sized pieces, or just breasts and thighs if you prefer. Other suggested additions are turnips, carrots and celery. This looks great served over white rice with a garnish of fresh chopped cilantro, parsley or unsalted peanuts.

African Chicken Stew Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious African Chicken Stew for 6 servings:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (3 pound) roasting chicken, deboned and cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 large potato, diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander seed
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup unsalted natural-style peanut butter
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

African Chicken Stew Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook35m
  • Ready In45m

To cook African Chicken Stew, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this African Chicken Stew is about 35 minutes , and you can serve your African Chicken Stew within 45 minutes . The following are the steps to cook African Chicken Stew easily:

  1. 1 In a large skillet with a tight-fitting lid, heat oil over medium high heat. Add chicken, and brown quickly. Remove chicken from pan. Reduce heat to medium low, and add garlic, onion and potato to the pan; saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Season with cumin, coriander, black pepper, red pepper and salt. Do not let garlic brown.
  2. 2 Mix in water and browned chicken, and any accumulated juices. Place lid on skillet and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. 3 Remove lid, and stir in the peanut butter and garbanzo beans. Make sure the peanut butter is blended in. Replace lid to simmer for 10 more minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are tender. Remove from heat, adjust seasoning, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 615 calories; 36 grams of fat; 31.5 grams of carbohydrates; 43.7 grams of protein; 100 milligrams of cholesterol; 620 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Nov 17th 2006

    My husband and I both really enjoyed this dish, although the next time we make it we'll alter it a little. I wouldn't suggest serving it to kids, unless you cut down on the spices. It was ve ...

  2. Nov 14th 2006

    Wow - was this easy and delicious! And anything that my picky son eats, I will surely make again. My husband couldn't stop complimenting the dish while he was eating. I put it together ju ...

  3. Sep 8th 2006

    i too took the advice of others and suggest the following modifications:1. added 1 cup of chicken broth or water2. 1/2 cup peanut butter instead of 3/4 cup3. 1/2 teaspoon extra red peppe ...

  4. Jul 21st 2006

    OK, so my husband & I are used to the real deal, having spent time in Sierra Leone, so I kept my expectations low. But it was Really good!! I doubled the spices (always do), so it had ...

  5. Jun 26th 2006

    oh.....my....gosh.....this was the best!!!! Like previous reviewers, I tweaked the ingredients: I added 1 carrot, 2 ribs celery, 1 can diced tomatoes, and instead of water used 2 cups chicke ...

  6. Nov 5th 2005

    i was nervous to make this because of the love/hate response to this recipe, but it was very very good. i used pork instead of chicken because i was too lazy and it was already cubed. i di ...

  7. Oct 24th 2002

    Delicious! I read the other reviews and also added an extra cup of chicken broth, and used turnips, carrots and celery. I served over brown rice with plenty of fresh cilantro. A nice cool cu ...

  8. Feb 23rd 2002

    This is delicious! If you like peanut sauce type food you will love this. I went 1/2 on the red pepper flakes and black pepper only because we don't care for things too spicy but if you li ...

  9. Jun 26th 2001

    I threw all of my ingredients in the crockpot and set it on low. Hours later, I came home to a home filled with the most intoxicating aroma. I decreased my broth to 1/4 cup. Added 1 tsp. ...