Pam's African Chicken Stew

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Aromatic and flavorful, this chicken stew is filled with garbanzo beans, sweet potatoes, and chicken. Serve over rice. Recipe courtesy of Allrecipes, submitted by Pam Anderson. Posted for Zaar World Tour II.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet with a tight-fitting lid, heat oil over medium high heat. Add chicken, and brown quickly. Remove chicken from pan.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low, and add garlic, onion and sweet potato to the pan; cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Season with cumin, coriander, red pepper, and salt and pepper.
  3. Mix in chicken broth and browned chicken. Place lid on skillet and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Remove lid, and stir in the peanut butter and garbanzo beans. Make sure the peanut butter is blended well. Replace lid to simmer for 2 more minutes.
Most Helpful

Tastes mainly like chicken stock with a touch of peanut butter and chili flakes thrown in. I did leave out the sweet potato, so maybe it would have been much better with that included.

Manna_from_Heaven August 28, 2010

Since we had some leftover chicken and a sweet potato that we needed to use, I decided to try out this recipe for dinner tonight. What a treat! :) My whole family really liked the delicious and different blend of flavors, and it wasn't too difficult to make. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

Cabcere February 09, 2009

This is a really filling and hearty stew and all the flavors are perfect! I used African Ghanaian yam in mine instead of sweet potato since I was able to obtain it. I also used crumbled piri piri peppers instead of red pepper flakes. I did have to cook mine longer as the yam seemed to need more time. We really enjoyed! Thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT4 Kumquat's Kookin' Kaboodles. ~Sue

Sue Lau July 01, 2008