Bolla's Peanut Stew

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

When I was in college a friend of mine taught me how to make this. He was from "The Gambia" and told me they make it there with either fish or chicken. I have only made it with chicken and every time I serve it to someone new they ask for 2 things. First they want seconds and second they want the recipe. I did see a very close recipe to this printed about 5 years after Bolla taught me. It appeared in Betty Crocker's recipe cards. Enjoy

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the pepper and onions in oil until tender.
  2. While sauteing the veggies, in a medium bowl blend the tomato paste, peanut butter, broth and seasonings (if making the broth from bouillon, stir the broth into the mix when it is hot because it helps to melt the peanut butter).
  3. Add broth mixture and chicken to the onion and pepper still in the skillet.
  4. Cook and stir over LOW heat until heated through.
  5. Serve over rice.


Most Helpful

It was ok. added garlic & hot sauce Will I make it again? not sure. It was fun to try something that was from Gambia.

Lies February 06, 2008

Thanks, Debby, for a terrific recipe! I added 8 drops hot sauce but, other than that, I followed your recipe to the letter and it was wonderful. Thank you!

ac8916 May 12, 2005

good recipe and easy to make. My hubby is a big peanut butter fan, so he loved it. It surprisingly had a delicate curry flavour to it. Served it over rice, then the next day, I tore the chicken up real fine with a fork and used it as a dip with tortilla chips (just tried something new)and it turned out really good. Wasn't sure how to cook the chicken (recipe didn't specify), so I boiled a whole chicken and tore the meat into bite size pieces. Thanks for a great recipe. LeeAnn Duch aka Carpetsharkmom

L. Duch January 23, 2005

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