African Chicken Stew
One of our favorite healthy and hearty crockpot recipes for a family dinner was created when my daughter was in an International Fair at her school and we adapted a recipe we found in an African cookbook. It’s yummy and very different, but kids and adults alike enjoy the exotic sweet and savory flavor of this dish.
  • 1cups can of chicken broth or 2of homemade chicken stock
  • 1cups can of diced tomatoes or 2of fresh cooked tomatoes
  • 1/ 2cup of peanut butter
  • 2cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2Tspn olive oil
  • 1 medium size sweet onion
  • 1tspn cumin
  • 1tspn ground coriander seed
  • 1tspn black pepper
  • ½tspn crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1tspn salt
  • 1Tspn tomato paste
  • black pepper to taste
  1. Brown chicken thighs in a skillet with some olive oil. I leave the skins on for the nice flavor they add to the stew. While chicken is browning, prepare the following ingredients.
  2. Chop the onion and garlic. Layer onion and garlic in bottom of the crockpot container. Lay browned chicken pieces on top. Peel and cut up the sweet potato into bite size chunks and add to slow cooker.
  3. Mix together chicken broth or chicken stock, diced tomatoes or fresh cooked tomatoes and peanut butter. Pour over chicken. Make up a spice blend of cumin, ground coriander seed, black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, and salt and black pepper to taste. I keep tomato paste in a container to add to stews, etc. Add the tomato paste if you have it, to add a nice pungent tomato taste.
  4. Let cook for 7-9 hours and serve over rice. It’s spicy, sweet, lots of layered spice tastes and just plain yummy! One more healthy and hearty fall or winter dinner to add to your repertoire.
Recipe Notes

African Chicken Stew