West African-Style Peanut Stew with Chicken

West African Style Peanut Stew With Chicken

Do you love to try new recipes? If so, this West African-Style Peanut Stew with Chicken recipe may be the perfect dish for your family. This stew is a delicious and healthy meal that can easily serve as a one pot dinner or it can also be used as an amazing lunch option. The best part about this recipe is that it’s very easy to make and all of the ingredients are easy to find in stores! Give this dish a shot today and I promise you won’t regret it!

prep: 20 mins, cook: 40 mins, total: 60 mins, Servings: 6, Yield: 6 servings


¼ teaspoon ground turmeric

3 tablespoons peanut oil, divided

⅓ cup natural peanut butter

2 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped

½ bunch collard greens, tough ribs removed and leaves chopped

1 teaspoon salt, divided

1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 teaspoon ground coriander

6 tablespoons chopped peanuts

2 cups diced onion

4 cups low-sodium chicken broth

2 cloves garlic, minced

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

½ teaspoon ground cumin

2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root

1 (14.5 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes with juices

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon


Season chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and the black pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add half the chicken; cook until no longer pink, 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to a plate. Repeat with 1 tablespoon oil and remaining chicken.

Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pot and reduce heat to medium. Add onion; cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring, 30 seconds.

Stir in broth, tomatoes, sweet potato, collard greens, and red bell peppers; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, partially covered, until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.

Return chicken and accumulated juices to the pot. Return to a boil, then stir in peanut butter; simmer until incorporated and chicken is cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Garnish with chopped peanuts.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 444 calories; protein 33.2g; carbohydrates 32.9g; fat 21.2g; cholesterol 61.2mg; sodium 702.1mg.

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