West African Chicken Peanut Stew (Hkatenwan)

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 55 mins

A tasty, medium-hot stew of chicken, peanut butter, and tomatoes. Adapted from "Flavors of Africa Cookbook" by Dewitt, Wilan & Stock (1998). Note that the amount of chicken broth is approximate... you want the broth to barely cover the chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. You will need a large skillet with a lid, or a large thick-bottomed pot with a lid.
  2. Into the skillet, place the water, chicken, ginger, curry, red pepper, and onions.
  3. Saute on medium-high heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning and to get even cooking.
  4. Add remaining ingredients, stir well to mix, and bring to the boil. Then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 40 minutes.
  5. Serve over rice.

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