This West African Chicken Stew has such a wonderful, unusual flavor profile. If you’re looking for a typical stew, this probably isn’t the recipe you’re looking for. But if you want something out of the ordinary and quite tasty, give this recipe a try, especially if you like peanut sauce! It’s different. It’s DELICIOUS. I LOVE IT!
I came across a recipe in the Foods of the World – African Cooking cookbook by Time Life books (with a copyright of 1970 – I guess I can call that a vintage cookbook). My mom had the whole series of cookbooks, each one from a different country or region which I happily brought back home with me and hope to try out some recipes from. This recipe was titled “Chicken-Groundnut Stew” and was more complicated that what I made here. It had some ingredients I didn’t have like dried ground shrimp and crumbled dried fish so I adjusted the recipe to what worked easily enough for me. The original recipe also listed all sorts of garnishes, like spiced okra, fried plantains, pineapple, papaya, etc. Again, didn’t have any of that around so I just garnished mine with sliced green onions and chopped cilantro.