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African Chicken Peanut Stew

African Chicken Peanut Stew

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

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20 min
Prep Time
3 hrs
Total Time


3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt

2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs,  cut in 1 1/2-inch pieces

1 small (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


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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    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.

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

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

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Tip #1

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

Tip #2

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

Nutrition (1 serving)

450 Calories
29 Fat (g)
110 Cholesterol (mg)
890 Sodium (mg)
16 Carbohydrates (g)
4 Dietary Fiber
34 Protein (g)
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