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    Chicken in Peanut Sauce (Nikatse Nkwa)

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    1 hr 50 mins

    20 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    Bayhill's Note:

    Posted for the Zaar World Tour 2006-West Africa. From the "Best of International Cooking" cookbook. I haven't had a chance to try this yet.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a large saucepan, cover chicken with water. Add 2 teaspoons salt and bay leaves. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 30 to 45 minutes or until tender.
    2. 2
      In a blender, puree tomatoes, tomato paste and onions. Remove cooked chicken from pan; keep warm. Strain cooking liquid, discarding bay leaves.
    3. 3
      Pour 2-1/2 cups strained cooking liquid back into pan. Add pureed mixture; simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat; whisk in peanut butter, 1 Tablespoon at a time. Cover and simmer 10 minutes longer. Season with salt and pepper.
    4. 4
      Place chicken in a large bowl; pour sauce over chicken. Serve with cooked rice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 13, 2007

      55

      This sauce was very flavorful. I used a combination of boneless thighs and drumsticks, which I had on hand. I've had some Thai recipes which used peanut butter, and it gives the sauce a very rich quality. Really not difficult to prepare at all, and different from the routine chicken recipes. Thank you!

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    • on July 26, 2006

      25

      most ghanaians i know use fresh grated ginger, fresh ground tomatoes, and dried hot pepper in this recipe. also, many used smoked fish or chicken to flavor the base. -- from a former peace corps volunteer, ghana

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken in Peanut Sauce (Nikatse Nkwa)

    Serving Size: 1 (597 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 955.4
     
    Calories from Fat 611
    64%
    Total Fat 67.9 g
    104%
    Saturated Fat 16.8 g
    84%
    Cholesterol 160.4 mg
    53%
    Sodium 1959.3 mg
    81%
    Total Carbohydrate 35.6 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 9.2 g
    37%
    Sugars 19.5 g
    78%
    Protein 58.2 g
    116%

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