African Groundnut (Peanut) Stew

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

A delicious savoury stew popular throughout West Africa. This dish is commonly served with boiled rice, pounded yam, or boiled yam or fufu. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil chicken pieces for 30-40 minutes, set aside once cooked and reserve stock (or you can cook the chicken according to your preffered method).
  2. Saute onions in olive oil until soft.
  3. Add tomato paste to onions and stir for 2 minutes (until tomato paste has dried out a bit).
  4. Add stock and stir until tomato paste is well incorporated.
  5. Add peanut butter and stir until well incorporated with tomato stock mixture.
  6. Add salt, pepper, pepper flakes, onion powder and garlic powder, and 1/2 sachet of knorr bullion powder and let stew simmer until stew thickens (for about 20 minutes on medium to low heat).
  7. After 20 minutes, add the cooked chicken pieces and simmer further for another 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. Taste, and adjust spices according to taste.
  9. Serve with your choice of choice of rice, yams or fufu.
Most Helpful

I grew up in Ghana and this was my FAVORITE with fufu or rice! I made it tonight for some friends and everyone LOVES it!

Krista Roes July 14, 2010

I'm so loving it.....I am eating right now as we speak. I didn't have garlic powder, so used minced garlic from my fridge.....everything else was followed to the letter. I like the taste of it, I can taste the peanut butter and the tomato paste, and they both seem to work together. Thank you so much for this recipe - I am enjoying it LOL!!!!

Glutton December 16, 2006

This was very easy to make, and the ingredients are readily available. I did use more onion and fresh garlic rather than onion and garlic powder. I browned the outside of the chicken in the oil before cooking the onion. I did not cook the chicken fully, because it was to be cooked in the sauce later. I have to admit it was not love at first bite, but not hate either. It is a new flavor for chicken for us, and although it was interesting, we'll probably not repeat it. Thank you for the educational experience.

mianbao March 17, 2006