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Monday, September 5, 2011

Gambian Peanut Chicken Stew

Peanut stew is a common street food in The Gambia. This recipe is simple, using peanut butter and crushed red chilli pepper as the main flavors.

Gambian Peanut Chicken Stew
2 large potatoes, peeled and cut in bite-sized pieces
1 small yam, peeled and cut in bite-sized pieces
1 medium turnip, peeled and cut in bite-sized pieces
2 small onions, peeled and chopped
1.5 lbs boneless chicken thighs
7 fresh tomatoes, chopped
1 cup peanut butter
Crushed red pepper
Salt and Pepper

In a large pot cover the potatoes, yam, turnip, and onions with water, and boil until tender. In a medium pot, cover the chicken thighs with water, add salt, and boil until cooked.  Removed the chicken from broth and cut into bit-sized pieces.  Add chicken to the vegetables.  If necessary, add some of the chicken broth to the vegetables and chicken.  Add the peanut butter and gently stir. Add red pepper and salt and black pepper to taste.  Allow to simmer for 20 minutes or until flavors are blended and stew is thickened.  Serve hot.


Shannan J. said...

When do you add the tomatoes? At the beginning with all the veggies, or with the chicken so they don't get overly mushy?

Messy said...

This looks SO good and so easy!! It's going on the menu for next week.

Miriam Latour said...

The awesome thing about cooking is that it's up to you when to add the tomatoes. I stewed them with the other veggies. I like the tomatoes to be a base flavor with the broth. But if you like your tomatoes to be fresh and not stewed, toss them in at the end! Sounds yummy that way.