Chicken Peanut Stew Recipes

African Chicken Peanut Stew

Peanuts and sweet potatoes are a mainstay of African cooking. They perfectly complement the tender pieces of chicken.

20 min. prep time
6 servings
151 Rating


2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut in 1 1/2-inch pieces**
1 medium (1/2 cup) onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon salt
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2x1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts


Melt butter with olive oil in 12-inch skillet over medium heat; add chicken, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes and salt. Cook, stirring often, until chicken is browned.

Place sweet potatoes into 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker; top with chicken and bell pepper. Pour in chicken broth.

Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3-4 hours or until chicken and sweet potatoes are tender. Stir in peanut butter until heated through.

Spoon into individual bowls; sprinkle each serving with green onions and peanuts.


*Substitute Land O Lakes® Butter.

**Substitute 2 (20-ounce) packages chicken thighs.

Recipe Tip

- For best color, select orange or red sweet potatoes.

- Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 450

Fat: 29g

Cholesterol: 110mg

Sodium: 890mg

Carbohydrates: 16g

Dietary Fiber: 4g

Protein: 34g

Recipe #14549B©2010Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Yes...I know. Who makes a stew smack-dab in midsummer??? Well, I do...and I'm so glad I did!!! This savory stew called us in from the rain. What a perfect blend of flavors melded together!! Don't substitute a thing as it sings a harmony just the way it is.....a little hot, a little spicy and definitely peanutty good.
Outstanding! An instant favorite in my kitchen.

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