African Chicken and Peanut Stew
Chicken, Main Course

African Chicken and Peanut Stew

Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes to 3 hours Serves: 6

Delicious comfort food at its best! So easy and with ingredients we all have in the cupboard. Peanut butter, sweet potato, lots of spices and then fresh chilli and chilli flakes which you can adjust to suit. I grabbed the slow cooker today, it just felt like that kind of day!

A cross between a stew and curry, serve with rice and sprinkle with toasted peanuts and lots of coriander.


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 650 grams boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 2 tsp of smoky paprika
  • 1 tsp of turmeric
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 fresh red chilli, chopped (if you like it spicy)
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 165gms crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 x 400gm diced tomatoes and I added a couple of fresh as well
  • 600ml of stock or water
  • 500gm of orange kumara 
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper


  1. Heat up large flameproof casserole dish and add oil, onion, garlic and chicken. 
  2. Cook until starting to caramelise, add the spices, and chilli, stir through, then add the peanut butter, tomatoes, stock and kumara. 
  3. Combine and put into the slow cooker for about 3 hours on high or until chicken is cooked and smells delicious! It can also be cooked in the casserole dish in oven for about 30 minutes.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with rice, broccolini and sprinkle with coriander and toasted peanuts!