African Chicken Peanut Stew
African Chicken Peanut Stew
African chicken peanut stew is a delicious and versatile traditional dish enjoyed by many Africans all over the world. This hearty stew is made from simple ingredients and is low carb and keto-friendly!


  • 1.5 lb chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp bouillon powder
  • 2 cups chicken stock or water
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste


  1. Wash the chicken under running water, then pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Mix some salt and pepper in a small bowl, then rub it on both sides of each chicken part.
  3. Pour some olive oil into a large skillet and then brown the chicken pieces on both sides on medium-high heat. 
  4. When sufficiently browned, remove the chicken thighs from the oil and set them aside.
  5. Pour a bit of olive oil in a large soup pot and when heated, add the chopped onions and bell pepper. Sauté for a few minutes on medium heat.
  6. Next, add the tomato sauce and spices (except the salt), simmer for a few minutes, and pour in the chicken broth.
  7. Add the chicken pieces, give it a stir and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  8. Taste for salt and add some if you need.
  9. Finally, add the peanut butter into the pot and stir till it is well mixed in. 
  10. Cook till the stew becomes thick.
  11. Your African chicken peanut stew is ready to be enjoyed!


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