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Chicken peanut stew

Chicken Peanut Stew

The African chicken peanut stew is creamy, delicious and flavorful. The combination of chicken, tomatoes, spices and peanut butter comes together quickly and is very easy to make.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Sauces and Soup
Cuisine Togolese
Calories 330 kcal


  • 1 cup peanut butter paste
  • 1 onion
  • 2 fresh tomatoes
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 - 5 habanero peppers or serrano pepper
  • 8 chicken legs or wings
  • 2 cloves garlic large
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 bouillon cube
  • salt to taste


  • Boil the chicken with your favorite seasoning, then Fry and set aside.
  • Blend tomatoes and onion. 
  • Add remaining onion, tomato and tomato paste to the chicken broth. Bring to a boil and let it simmer stirring frequently to prevent any burns- about 5 minutes.
  • Next, add the peanut butter, chicken (2 cups of water or chicken stock as needed), season with, chicken bouillon, salt and cayenne pepper. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes or more.
  • Add the habanero peppers or Serrano pepper.
  • Adjust the soup thickness with water/chicken stock if necessary and let simmer to desired thickness.
  • The peanut butter can be served with white rice, Eba or Fufu



  • You can substitute chicken for beef, pork, or smoked fish.
  • You can also add vegetable like potato cabbage, carrot, kale, spinach, mustard greens, or whatever hearty greens you prefer.
  • You can make it as spicy as you will like by adding pureed pepper
Peanut butter is comprised of about 25% protein, making it an excellent plant-based protein source. However, it is low in the essential amino acid methionine. Peanuts are low in carbs and suitable for people with type 2 diabetes or those following a low-carb diet. Although peanut butter is high in many healthy vitamins and minerals, it also contains a substantial amount of calories.
Keyword Chicken Recipes, Peanut Stew