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Ground Nut Stew

Rated as 4.3 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 504 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings

Directions

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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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 504 calories; 30.6 g fat; 14.9 g carbohydrates; 46.7 g protein; 82 mg cholesterol; 621 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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 ...

Most helpful critical review

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.

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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...

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...

I needed a sauce to go with gari (my husband brought back so much the last time he went home to Africa for a visit). This was perfect.