If you’re new to African Peanut Stew, try this recipe. It’s extremely easy to make
Peanut soup or groundnut soup is a soup made from peanuts, often with various other ingredients. It is a staple of African cuisine but is also eaten in East Asia, the United States and other areas around the world.
Sweet potatoes are added to the mix to help thicken the broth. Also, you’ll add fresh chopped collard greens to get extra flavour and super nutrients.
i) 1 Quarter chicken stock
ii) 1 Cup peanut butter
iii) 1 cup roasted peanuts
iv) 1 Tablespoon grounded coriander
v) Cayenne (to taste)
vi) Salt (to taste)
vii. ½ cup cilantro (well chopped)
viii. 3 pounds chicken legs, thighs and wings
ix) 3 Tablespoon vegetable oil
x) 1 large white onion, (washed and sliced)
xii. 3-inch piece of ginger (peeled, wash and minced)
xiii. 6 garlic cloves, chopped roughly
xiv. 3 Pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
xv) 1 ½ Ounce Crushed tomatoes
xvi. Black pepper (to taste)
- Brown the chicken by heating the vegetable oil in a large saucepan, set over medium-high heat. Salt the chicken pieces pat them dry and brown them in the oil. (Don’t crowd the pot, do this in batches) Set the chicken pieces aside when brown.
- Sauté the vegetables and the onions in the oil for 3 minutes, stir often and scrape any browned bits off the bottom of the pan. Add ginger and garlic and sauté for another 1 minutes, then add the sweet potatoes and stir to combine.
- Cook the stew by adding the chicken, chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, peanut butter, peanuts, coriander and cayenne together and stir very well to combine. Bring to a simmer and taste, add any recipe that is needed. Cover the pan and simmer gently for 60 minutes or until the chicken easily falls off the bone and the sweet potatoes are tender.
4 De-bone the chicken that has bones in it. Remove the other chicken pieces and set them in a clean bowl to cool. When it’s cool enough, chop/shred it and add it back to the saucepan. Taste to know if the seasonings such as the salt and cayenne are to taste, if not add them to taste alongside much black pepper.
- Now is the time to stir in the cilantro, allow simmering. Serve with steamed rice or anything of your choice.