African Chicken Peanut Stew

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  • 3 pounds chicken legs (thighs and/or wings)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 white onion (or large yellow, sliced)
  • 3 inches ginger (piece of, peeled and minced)
  • 8 garlic cloves (chopped roughly)
  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into chunks)
  • 15 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne (or to taste)
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
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    Barbara stratton 2 months ago
    This was good. However most of the family didn’t like the texture of the whole peanuts. Will I make this recipe again? Probably not as there are other variations out there that my family may like better.
    loanne myburgh 4 months ago
    we loved making this dish, the prepping was a bit tedious for lazy people drinking red wine on a Sunday afternoon but it was soo worth it, we used the chicken stock cubes that is gluten free and lactose free that we used 3 off as they are not as salty as the normal ones :) but still delicious we used fresh coriander at the end to decorate the dish that was a nice touch we divided the ingredients by 2 for 4 people instead of 7 we used 4 medium sweet potatoes and 4 tablespoons peanut butter and half cup of roasted peanuts and it was delish!
    Ellika H. 10 months ago
    Mum, dad and 9 months old baby all loved it!
    Anasha K. 4 years ago
    It was okay, but I wouldn't make it again. The stew just felt like I was eating chicken covered in peanut butter. It wasn't overly flavoursome and just got awfully thicker as the days passed.
    Ryan R. 4 years ago
    Turned out great. Definitely on my list to make again. Easy to adjust based on the amount of spice you like