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!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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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Nutrition Facts

595 calories; 23.6 g total fat; 117 mg cholesterol; 653 mg sodium. 41.2 g carbohydrates; 56.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2008
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 honor of our trek. The heat of this dish is just right leaving a lingering tingle on the tongue. Very tasty and the peanut butter adds an extra depth of flavor that the whole family thoroughly enjoyed. I made exactly as written using olive oil for the veggie oil in the recipe. I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you for a wonderful recipe which will be a keeper in our rotation. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/10/2008
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! Read More
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46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2008
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 honor of our trek. The heat of this dish is just right leaving a lingering tingle on the tongue. Very tasty and the peanut butter adds an extra depth of flavor that the whole family thoroughly enjoyed. I made exactly as written using olive oil for the veggie oil in the recipe. I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you for a wonderful recipe which will be a keeper in our rotation. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2008
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 honor of our trek. The heat of this dish is just right leaving a lingering tingle on the tongue. Very tasty and the peanut butter adds an extra depth of flavor that the whole family thoroughly enjoyed. I made exactly as written using olive oil for the veggie oil in the recipe. I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you for a wonderful recipe which will be a keeper in our rotation. Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2010
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. All in all the recipe is very good. I increased the garlic to 3 cloves minced spinach to 3 cups and reduced the red pepper flakes in half. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2008
Delicious! Next time I'll use more spinach and less crushed red pepper. Read More
(13)
Rating: 2 stars
12/09/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2009
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 years ago and he says this version doesn't quite match his memory but he liked it anyway. Not sure what's different--I remember discovering the peanut butter but I was more fascinated by the bananas with mayonnaise and chopped peanuts that were served as a side dish. It totally distracted me. Anyway we love this dish and I'm taking it tonight to the church potluck where other former African missionaries and a few African exchange students will be eating. Wish me luck! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2011
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 cumin added 1tsp of curry powder and 1 tsp tumeric and 5 cloves garlic. Extra salt and pepper It still need helped so I added a large can crushed tomatoes and small can of whole tomatoes That did it! Created the taste combo I was looking for. Also used mushrooms carrots celery and bay. Just a trace amount of potatoes (2 small) which I added at the end. Then a huge container of baby organic spinach once I turned off the heat. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2011
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 which was perfect and avoided hot spots of crushed flakes. It's not a bad idea to season the chicken with salt pepper cumin and garlic while cooking. This one's definitely going on the "heavy rotation" list. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2011
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 chick peas which worked well. Hubby didn't stop at the store so I had no spinach. All in all recipe was very good. I did not add potatoes and put stew on top. I will make again once I get some coriander. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2011
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 the chicken with chickpeas and it still turned out great. This recipe freezes really nicely as well. It always makes everyone in the staff room jelous when I heat it up at work:) Read More
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