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WEST AFRICAN CHICKEN STEW



West African Chicken Stew image

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!

Provided by garp916

Categories     Soups, Stews and Chili Recipes     Stews     Chicken

Time 1h

Yield 6

Number Of Ingredients 14

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 pounds boneless chicken, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 large onion, chopped
5 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup water
1 cup chicken broth
¾ cup peanut butter
2 cups chopped fresh spinach

Steps:

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 595.2 calories, Carbohydrate 41.2 g, Cholesterol 117.2 mg, Fat 23.6 g, Fiber 6.9 g, Protein 56.6 g, SaturatedFat 5.1 g, Sodium 653.3 mg, Sugar 5.5 g

WEST AFRICAN CHICKEN STEW



West African Chicken Stew image

I really love African flavors, but you don't really encounter them much in the U.S. Here the combination of native African ingredients, all of which can be found in the States, transports you to a new culinary place. -Michael Cohen, Los Angeles, California

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Dinner

Time 50m

Yield 8 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

Number Of Ingredients 15

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, divided
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Hot cooked brown rice, optional

Steps:

  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a Dutch oven, cook chicken over medium heat in 2 teaspoons oil for 4-6 minutes or until no longer pink; remove and set aside., In the same pan, saute onion in remaining oil until tender. Add garlic and ginger; cook 1 minute longer., Stir in the peas, tomatoes, sweet potato, broth, peanut butter, 1-1/4 teaspoons thyme and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potato is tender. Add chicken; heat through., Serve with rice if desired. Sprinkle with remaining thyme.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 275 calories, Fat 7g fat (1g saturated fat), Cholesterol 31mg cholesterol, Sodium 636mg sodium, Carbohydrate 32g carbohydrate (5g sugars, Fiber 6g fiber), Protein 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges

SPICY WEST AFRICAN SWEET POTATO SOUP



Spicy West African Sweet Potato Soup image

Nice spicy and rich sweet potato soup. This can be served over rice to make it last longer or for a crowd.

Provided by Deborah Hoermann Watt

Time 50m

Yield 8

Number Of Ingredients 16

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 (1/2 inch) piece fresh ginger, minced
½ teaspoon ground cumin, or more to taste
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
5 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 (14.5 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 cups vegetable broth, or as needed
1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
½ cup peanut butter, or more to taste
1 (10 ounce) package fresh spinach
1 teaspoon lime juice, or more to taste

Steps:

  • Heat oil in a stockpot over medium heat. Add onion and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and ginger; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add cumin, turmeric, paprika, and pepper flakes, then sweet potatoes, diced tomatoes, and jalapeno. Add enough broth to cover potatoes.
  • Cook until potatoes are tender, 15 to 30 minutes depending on how small you cut the potatoes. Add coconut milk and peanut butter; stir. Add spinach to the top; cover and steam until tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Squeeze some lime juice over the pot or the individual bowls.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 364.6 calories, Carbohydrate 39.5 g, Fat 20.7 g, Fiber 7.6 g, Protein 9.3 g, SaturatedFat 11.3 g, Sodium 382 mg, Sugar 10.3 g

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Top Asked Questions

How to make hot pepper sauce in Africa?
Therefore, people who like their African pepper sauce hot, omit it. Pair this sauce with rice dishes, roasted fish, chicken, and puff puff. Place the peppers, onions, tomatoes, ginger, and garlic in a blender. Blend all the ingredients till smooth. In a large saucepan, add the oil, the blended mixture, salt and bouillon powder. Mix well and cover.
What kind of peppers are in West African peanut stew?
* Traditional West African peanut stew is VERY spicy, adjust peppers to your taste. The order of peppers listed above are from least hot (jalapeno) to most hot (habanero). Be careful when cutting hot peppers, the oils of these peppers will stay on your fingers so don’t rub your eyes.
What foods do they eat in West Africa?
Below are some more of the tastiest West African Recipes to try: One of the most popular West African dishes is Jollof Rice, which is a rice dish often likened to Paella or Jambalaya, though it does not taste remotely like either. Various West African nations prepare it differently.
What kind of sauce is used in West Africa?
Homemade African Pepper Sauce that is primarily made with habanero, garlic, onion, basil and other spices. A versatile sauce that can be used as a condiment, dip, or appetizer component. In West Africa, pepper sauce is an essential partner for puff-puff, grilled meat , fish and eggs or splendid with any food.

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