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African Peanut Stew

African Peanut Stew - Creamy ,Quick and easy groundnut Stew. 
Course Main
Cuisine African
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5 -6
Calories 531kcal
Author Imma


  • ¼ cup oil
  • 2- 3 pounds chicken legs or thighs
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 fresh tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ginger chopped
  • 3 tablespoons parsley
  • ½ cup Peanut butter or peanut paste
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Season chicken with your favorite seasoning – I used creole or just use, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Blend tomatoes, ½ of the onions, garlic, parsley, and ginger. Set aside
  • In a large pot or saucepan heat oil over medium heat, then add the chicken and brown on both sides about 5-10 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside. You may skip this step and proceed with the next.
  • Add remaining onions, if desired , to the saucepan, stir for about 2 minutes then add tomato sauce(mixture of blend tomatoes and spices) and paprika
  • Pour the tomato mixture into the saucepan -bring to a boil and let it simmer stirring frequently to prevent any burns- about 5 minutes.
  • Next, add the peanut butter, chicken and 2 cups of water or chicken stock, season with, chicken bouillon, salt and cayenne pepper. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes or more
  • Adjust the soup thickness with water/chicken stock if necessary and let simmer to desired thickness
  • Drip a little soup from your stirring spoon. If you are satisfied with the thickness of your soup, serve it with rice.


Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 580mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1015IU | Vitamin C: 12.3mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.7mg