West African Chicken Mafé (chicken Stew in Peanut Sauce) Recipe | Yummly
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West African chicken mafé (chicken stew in peanut sauce)

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  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons chopped garlic (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (use lesser amount for a bit less heat)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 yellow onion (small, finely diced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (small, seeded and finely diced)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper (seeded and finely diced)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper (small, seeds and ribs removed, finely diced)
  • 4 cups chicken broth low sodium (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup tomato (drained canned chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger root (peeled, grated)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (or parsley, for garnish, optional)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium33% DV790mg
    Fat40% DV26g
    Protein124% DV63g
    Carbs3% DV10g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories520Calories from Fat230
    Total Fat26g40%
    Saturated Fat9g45%
    Trans Fat0g
    Calories from Fat230
    Total Carbohydrate10g3%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C60%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Lena Sendik 7 months ago
    It was only ok to me. It had a much stronger peanut flavor than what I’ve eaten in the past. I also did not think the flavor was balanced. Very peanut butter and not too savory. Also, it took much longer than what’s listed in Yummly. I would not make again. Would try another recipe before. Additionally, the recipe directions do not come through while in the Yummly app. I had to pull it up on my computer.
    Yarnell Hunte 7 months ago
    it came out pretty good
    Justin Gregory 8 months ago
    One of the best things we’ve ever fixed! Was slightly intimidated at first, but this recipe couldn’t have been more simple. 10 out of 10!
    Biljana Trandafilov 8 months ago
    It was amazing didn’t change a thing absolutely delicious and kid friendly with a little less chilli 👍👌
    Katrina K 2 years ago
    Absolutely delicious recipe. We make it quite often because it's just so yummy!
    It was as delicious as our market stew!
    Michael Loyd Jr. 3 years ago
    Wow, tried this tonight. I'm not a good cook yet - this is my first meal I've ever cooked. WOW!
    It turned out amazing..everyone in my house loved it ..i would definitely make it again. I highly recommend it
    Tiffany Bridgeman 4 years ago
    I made it exactly as directed. It was very good but I thought it was a little bland. I like my food with a little more flavor. Maybe extra peanut butter and some chopped peanuts on top would have helped.
    Tim Schulte 5 years ago
    Delicious dish which reminded me of my childhood and all the savory dishes that blended French cooking and African ingredients.