West African Chicken Stew

West African Chicken Stew

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"This is a twist of a recipe I found some years ago. I've been passing the recipe around every year as the weather gets cooler. It's a great rib sticker! It also freezes well!"


1 h servings 595 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 595 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 23.6 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.2g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 56.6 g
  • 113%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 117 mg
  • 39%
  • Sodium:
  • 653 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-heat heat; cook the chicken in the skillet until completely brown, 5 to 7 minutes; remove and set aside. Add the onion, potatoes, garlic, pepper, salt, coriander, cumin, and red pepper to the skillet and cook until the onions soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the water, chicken broth, and peanut butter. Return the chicken to the skillet and top with the spinach. Cover and simmer until the potatoes are cooked through, about 20 minutes.
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  1. 27 Ratings


I was so happy to find this recipe! I am one of he co-creators of the "Shrinking Chatter Safari through Africa" (found on the recipe exchange) and had been looking for a recipe to try out in hon...

Having seen other recipes for African Chicken Stew, I would used different vegetables (such as sweet potatoes, turnips) and use vegetable broth instead of water. It would intensify the taste. Al...

Delicious! Next time I'll use more spinach and less crushed red pepper.

mediocre.. quantity of ingredients way too much.. Potatoes & chicken amt can be halved.. just make sure you don't "hold over"... par boil potatoes first!

I too was happy to find this recipe. Long-time friends of ours were missionaries in Cameroon (I think), and served African stew to us one Friday evening. My husband loved it! That was many ye...

The foundation ingredients here are good, but I changed it up quite a bit. Used prescribed amount of chicken, and all chicken stock and vegetable stock, way more than 2 cups. Did 3 Tsp of cumi...

I had thought I had coriander but did not. It would have helped this recipe. I added a touch of lemon pepper and chili powder to try to offset the missing coriander. I also added a can of chic...

This stuff is addictive. I made it with celery, bell peppers, scallions, and carrots instead of spinach. The family was very happy with the result. I used a dash of ground red pepper flakes, ...

This is one of my go-too-stews. Just because I normally have these in my fridge I do sweet potatoes, carrots, red pepper, onion, and and entire package of frozen spinach. I have even replaced th...