African Chicken Peanut Stew

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African Chicken Peanut Stew. A low-sodium, low sugar dinner recipe that is complex, flavorful and hearty. A delicious recipe the whole family will enjoy!

African Chicken Peanut Stew

A low-sodium, low sugar dinner recipe that is complex, flavorful and hearty. A delicious recipe the whole family will enjoy!

This is one of my favorite low-sodium, low sugar recipes that Hubby makes. Originally designed for his mother who is diabetic and is limited to 1000mg of sodium per day, Hubby took a basic recipe he found years ago, and adapted it so she could eat it.

The African Chicken Peanut Stew may be low in sodium and sugar, but it is high in taste! I truly love this dish, and I asked Hubby to make it again several weeks ago. This post is my subtle reminder. 😉

• 2-3 pounds total of white and dark chicken meat shredded
• 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
• 1 large yellow or white onion, sliced
• 3-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
• 6-8 garlic cloves, chopped roughly
• 2-3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks (or a firm squash)
• 1 15-ounce can of crushed tomatoes
• 1 quart chicken stock
• 1 cup peanut butter
• 1 cup roasted peanuts
• 1 Tbsp ground coriander (or curry)
• 1 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
• Salt and black pepper
• 1/4 to 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
• 1 cup water

• 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. Don’t crowd the pot, so do this in batches. Set the chicken pieces aside as they brown.

• Sauté the onions in the oil for 3-4 minutes, stirring often and scraping any browned bits off the bottom of the pot. Add the ginger and garlic and sauté another 1-2 minutes, then add the sweet potatoes and stir well to combine.

• Add the chicken, chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, peanut butter, peanuts, coriander and cayenne and stir well to combine. Bring to a simmer and taste for salt, adding more if needed. Cover the pot and simmer gently for 90 minutes (check after an hour), or until the chicken meat easily falls off the bone and the sweet potatoes are tender.

• Remove the chicken pieces and set them in a bowl to cool, until cool enough to touch. 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.

• Adjust the seasonings for salt and cayenne – add pepper to taste. Stir in the cilantro and serve by itself, or with white rice.

Note: When it comes time to store the stew, add water because it does thicken a lot.

African Chicken Peanut Stew

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  1. Skirnir Hamilton says

    I did make this recipe once and enjoyed it, but then I typed in the calories and bawled. I need to find out how much I can reduce the peanut butter and such to make it a bit lower calorie and still feel like I am getting a decent amount.

    • I wonder if there would be a vegetable oil substitute too? All the fat would be there, the peanuts and the peanut butter, but lots of protein in the last two.


  2. That sounds really good.. I’m gonna have to make it one of these days… I dont care how high in fat & calories it is… Its not like Im gonna eat it every day or even every month..

    Have you tried this Better Than Peanut Butter?
    I just thought I’d give it a lookie.. if you’re a serious WWer, it’d make it more doable anyways. 😉

    • Wow! We don’t use a lot of peanut butter here (mostly for that stew a few times a year), but that is one interesting product, Kim. If you try it, let me know how it tasted and how it well played with peanut butter recipes.


  3. Heather ~ Acting Balanced Mom says

    Ooh, this looks really yummy! Adding it to our menu!

  4. stevebethere says

    Had to laugh at first part of Skirnir’s comment

    Have a nuttastic week 🙂

  5. Any stew served on rice is usually a winner with me. Sounds yum.

  6. Christina Morley says

    Thanks for linking on Amanda’s Books and More! Enjoy your day!

  7. This looks interesting. I plan on trying it. Thank you for the recipe.


  8. Looks delicious!

  9. Looks delicious and I love that it is low sodium!

  10. Looks yummy 🙂

    thanks for sharing over at the hop

  11. Alison @ The Thrifty Issue says

    I love anything with peanuts … and this looks delish! Cheers, Alison

  12. Karren Haller says

    Love new recipes and seeing the ingredients used.
    Thank you for stopping by Oh My Heartsie Reviews to link up!!
    Enjoy the rest of your day!


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