African Chicken Peanut Stew combines so many different flavors and textures to create a bowl of comfort and deliciousness!! Chicken, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, fresh ginger, spices, and peanut butter make perfect bowl of soup packed with nutrition!
I know it may sound different, but I’m telling you guys, this one is a winner!! Back in Germany, we had this yummy African restaurant that my family all loved to visit. Lots of peanut, spices, and ginger flavor in their dishes. We loved everything about that place: the flat bread, the eat with your hands concept, I need to find a local African restaurant!! I was inspired by a vegetarian variation of this soup, and have made it several times to get it right by adding chicken and using simple ingredients that we can find in our neighborhood grocery store. Nothing weird, and maybe even ingredients you have right now in your pantry!
If your kids are anything like mine, they are lovers of anything with peanut butter. And no, it doesn’t have to come in the form of a sandwich. I call this peanut butter chicken soup, and they get super excited.
The sweet potatoes are a nice addition here, giving the soup a sweet flavor with the peanut butter. A few other notes about the recipe: the more ginger the better! It’s my favorite ingredient here. Feel free to double the recommended amount below. Also, It’s a must to top with fresh cilantro and peanuts!! As with many recipes for soups, this one tastes even better the next day.
African Chicken Peanut Stew
- 3 tbsp coconut oil or any cooking oil of your choice
- 1.5 lbs chicken breast cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 medium sized white onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3 tbsp chopped fresh ginger
- 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and diced into small pieces
- 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp corriander
- 1 cup peanut butter either crunchy or smooth is fine
- 32 oz chicken broth
- Salt to taste
- Fresh chopped cilantro for garnish
- 1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts for garnish
- Heat a large pot to medium heat. Add 1 tbsp coconut oil, and place chicken breast in the pot. Cook for 4-6 minutes until chicken is cooked on the outside (may be a little uncooked on the inside). Remove from pot and set aside.
- Add remaining oil to the pot and let melt. Place onion, garlic, ginger, and sweet potato into the pot. Let vegetables sauté for 5-7 minutes or until sweet potatoes begin to soften and onions are translucent.
- Bring chicken back to the pot. Add tomatoes, spices, peanut butter, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, and continue to stir the stew.
- Reduce heat to medium low. Let the flavors meld for 25-30 minutes.
- Top each bowl with fresh cilantro, peanuts. Serve hot!