West African Chicken Peanut Stew

 

This dish is extremely popular across West Africa with many variations but all have a main base of peanut butter. In Sierra Leone, we call it groundnut stew or more precisely ‘granat stew’. This is one of the first dishes all Sierra Leoneans learn to cook. It was certainly the case in my household, because it is so quick and easy it is to make. So you like peanuts and you like chicken? Then combine the two in this full of flavour chicken peanut stew recipe

What you will need

8 chicken thighs

1 teaspoon ground coriander (cilantro)

salt to taste

ground black pepper to taste

2 red bell peppers

1/4 scotch bonnet chillies

2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 bay leaves

1 jumbo cube (optional, see notes)

8 tablespoons smooth peanut butter

3 tablespoons tomato puree

4 1/4 cups water (1 litre)

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