Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

West African Chicken and Peanut Stew

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season chicken with sale and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy pot over medium heat.
  3. Working in batches, lightly brown chicken all over, then transfer to a bowl as done.
  4. Add onions to pot, scraping any browned bits stuck to bottom of pot with the spoon.
  5. Combine peanut butter and 1 1/2 cups cold water in a bowl.
  6. Combine tomato paste and 2 cups hot water in another bowl.
  7. Stir peanut butter and tomato paste mixtures into pot, scraping any browned bits stuck to bottom of pot with the spoon.
  8. Return chicken to pot and stir well.
  9. Add carrots, thyme and bay leaves.
  10. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until chicken is tender - about an hour.
  11. Serve over rice or, in the last 20 minutes, add rice to stew and cook together.
  12. Adjust seasonings and serve.


Most Helpful

Tried a Mafe at a local restaurant and straight away went hunting for a recipe. Found this one and have to say - it's even better than the one at the restaurant. Have cooked it several times now and comes out perfect every single time. Adding red chili works wonders.

najaboeje July 28, 2007

Good, nice for a change of pace. I used natural peanut butter (nothing but ground peanuts).I had no peanut oil so used canola oil. I added the rice to the stew. It was easy to make. I always wanted to try an african peanut stew. I will try the other Mafe on this site and see if I like that better.

Salad burnet December 02, 2005

Was delish! Kids liked it, hubby said it was a keeper. I added celery and used chicken broth, but other than that followed recipe. YUM

CG's Beauty November 02, 2005

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