Ground Nut Stew

Ground Nut Stew

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"This is a wonderful, spicy chicken stew served over rice. I make it often for my husband and friends. It can easily be doubled to feed a crowd. It is an amazing African dish. I learned it from a good friend who was a missionary kid in Sierra Leone and Zaire. It can easily be modified for vegans by substituting vegetable broth and adding vegetables instead of chicken. Any fresh or frozen veggies that you have on hand can be added."


45 m servings 504 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 504 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 30.6 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 46.7 g
  • 93%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 621 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt peanut butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in tomato paste, and blend with peanut butter until smooth. Mix in diced tomatoes with green chile peppers and chicken broth. Cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Saute chicken and onions until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
  3. Mix chicken, onions, and mushrooms into the peanut butter mixture, and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. Season with cayenne pepper.
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  1. 25 Ratings


I, too, was introduced to Ground Nut Stew by a friend who spent half his life as a missionary kid in West Africa. He taught me to serve this over rice, but with the addition of adding any kind ...

I spent a month in Ghana and fell in love with groundnut stew when I was there. I was so excited when I tasted the final product of this recipe because it was absolutely perfect! I added chopp...

When I lived in Africa, it was easier to use all fresh ingredients. Instead of canned tomatoes and chilies, use fresh to taste. This makes a much more intense and complex flavor. Also, instead ...

This was excellent. I made a few modifications, though: I used the whole 6 oz can of tomato paste, I used 2- 15 1/2 oz cans of tomatoes with jalapenos and I used about 1 1/2 cups of peanut but...

Absolutely my favourite dish. Smothered over rice with as many condiments (shredded coconut, diced apple, chutney, orange slices, tomato slices, raisins, plantain chips etc) as possible. Fansa...

this recipe was ok, but the peanut butter taste was way too overpowering. If I make it again, I'd decrease the amount of peanut butter and maybe add more tomato paste.

Very simple and tasty dish. The peanut butter I used seemed a bit dry, so I did have to thin it out with some chicken broth. Liked it even better the second day. This would be good with a bit...

Yummy! We put green apple, raw onion and lettuce on top. I only used one and a half cups peanut butter and I think that was plenty. I also used the whole can of tomato paste and might even pu...

I've never had African food, so I don't know what I was expecting. It was very tasty, but it was missing something. We just don't know what. We thought it was missing that "stewed all day lon...