Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Spicy Peanut Butter Chicken Stew

Hello lovelies,
I am so sorry I have been missing in action the past few months. It is often said that the top stressors in life are getting married, moving and changing/starting a new career and guess who is doing all three? Me! So please bear with me:). 

Today's recipe is one of my favorites, even Mr.B who is a very picky eater made a special request for it the last time he came to visit. I am by no means a peanut butter fan but from the first time I tried this dish at one of the African Student Association events back in school I was sold. Peanut butter chicken stew is very popular in West Africa particularly in Mali and Ghana. It is incredibly easy to prepare and comes out so tasty!

2 chicken breast (diced)
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 roma tomatoes
1/2 small yellow onion
1 tbsp ground pepper
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp thyme

1. In a blender, combine peanut butter, tomatoes, 1/4 onion, 1 1/2 cup water, and liquefy till smooth
2. Pour peanut sauce into a small-size pot, add ground pepper and thyme
3. Stirring occasionally, boil peanut sauce over medium heat for approximately 30 minutes or till oil floats to the top***

4. Scoop out the oil with a spoon and discard
5. In a frying pan, add vegetable oil and heat on high heat till hot
6. Add chicken, black pepper, salt, garlic powder and 1/4 onion (diced) to the hot oil and sautée till the chicken is golden

6. Remove frying pan from burner, add peanut sauce
7. Reduce heat to low, return pan to burner and allow to simmer for approximately 5 minutes

8. Turn off heat
9. Serve peanut chicken with rice or carb of choice

***PS: It is really important you stir the peanut sauce occasionally when boiling to avoid burning 

I really hope you guys give this recipe a tryHave a blessed week lovelies!


1 comment:

  1. So crazy was just thinking about making some this morning on my way to work! These pics have my mouth watering! Lovely blog!