This comforting West African Peanut Stew is the perfect dish to serve up on a chilly night. Peanuts and chicken are one of those magical combinations and mixed with our spice blend and cocoa paste create a wonderful warm flavour. Okra can be exchanged for courgettes or other green vegetables if you’d prefer. But if you can, try to stay as true to this recipe as possible because it really is delightful!

Cook our delicious West African Peanut Stew in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic West African Peanut Stew. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Mali Spice Blend pot, a Tomato Paste pot and a Cocoa Spices pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious West African Peanut Stew in just 20 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Mali Spice Blend
  • Tomato Paste
  • Cocoa Spices

Your shopping list:

240g
Basmati rice
 
6
boneless chicken thighs
 
1
large onion
 
300g
cherry tomatoes
 
1
large courgette (or 175g okra)
 
2Tbsp
(heaped) peanut butter
 
1
lemon
 
Handful
of roasted peanuts(optional)
 
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Our 20 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Fry the courgette

    Cook the rice according to pack instructions. Keep aside.

    Meanwhile, heat a little oil in a pan over a medium-high heat then fry the courgette for 4 mins to get a little bit of colour on the sides, then remove from the pan. (If using okra, you'll just need 2-3 mins).

  • 2.

    Cook the chicken in the spices

    Next add the onion to the pan and fry for 4-5 mins.

    Add the chicken and fry for 3 mins.

    Reduce the heat to medium and add the Mali Spice Blend with 150ml water. Let it simmer for 3 mins.

  • 3.

    Add the tomatoes and peanut butter

    Add the cherry tomatoes and the Tomato Paste, mix well and cook for 2 more mins.

    Mix in the peanut butter and Cocoa Spices along with a 200ml of water and then cover it with a lid and let it cook gently over a medium-low heat for 5 mins, or until the chicken is cooked through. If the sauce is too thick, just add 100ml more water to loosen it.

  • 4.

    Serve!

    Stir the courgette/okra into the sauce and cook for 2 mins, or until tender, then serve the stew over rice and garnish with peanuts (if using) and a squeeze of lemon, which really enhances the flavours.

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West African Peanut Stew Reviews

BASED ON 511 reviews

J - Dec 08, 2019

Could only taste peanut and tomatoes. Spices and cocoa way too weak. Worst dish yet.

Bindu - Dec 07, 2019

Didn’t like this dish at all

Andy - Dec 07, 2019

Beautiful

Charlene - Dec 04, 2019

I didn’t like that

James - Dec 01, 2019

Loved it

Sharon - Nov 29, 2019

Loved by all the family. Tasty and easy to make.

tania - Nov 24, 2019

Peanut butter leaves a sticky residue in thr mouth. Use whole ground peanuts instead

Michelle - Nov 23, 2019

I enjoyed this but it took me longer than the time stated to cook it. I made it quite thick as I enjoy a good sauce

Alison - Nov 19, 2019

Absolutely gorgeous

Sara - Nov 15, 2019

Nice enough but bland compared to a lot of recipes

Theresa - Nov 15, 2019

Would definitely do this again. Nice rich peanutty sauce.

Karen - Nov 14, 2019

Very tasty dish

Alexandria - Nov 09, 2019

My favourite of them all!! Delicious!! Sad it was missing from my December selection!! Bring it back!

Alex - Nov 08, 2019

Didn't like the end result, we've had much better flavour from other dishes.

Ruth - Nov 07, 2019

Didn’t like the taste too strong

Debbie - Nov 07, 2019

Really lovely. Another hit! X

Tracy - Nov 06, 2019

Not great!

Mary - Nov 06, 2019

Lovely! My husband hates peanut butter but also loved this dish.

Gill - Nov 02, 2019

This was a quite nice as we like chicken satay dishes. I used 3 large chicken breasts instead of thighs. Didn’t need any extra water at the end. I wouldn’t order again though. Not one our favourites.

Kim - Oct 31, 2019

Sooo tasty!!

Anne - Oct 26, 2019

Tasty and quick to make, fed 5 easily. This is second time making it.

Marlene - Oct 24, 2019

Fab

Emma - Oct 23, 2019

Took quite long to make but was very tasty and different to anything I would usually cook

Rachel - Oct 22, 2019

Very mild and would use less water next time for a thicker sauce, but whole family enjoyed it. We used courgette instead of okra.

Annan - Oct 21, 2019

Favourite so far.

Naomi - Oct 17, 2019

Really good mix of tasty flavours, loved it

Naomi - Oct 16, 2019

A really tasty different flavour. Tasted even better the next day

Alexandria - Oct 16, 2019

By far the best I’ve tried and will go for this again

Marlene - Oct 16, 2019

Fab

Victoria - Oct 14, 2019

Added curry powder

tania - Oct 12, 2019

not quite right

Francesca - Oct 10, 2019

Delicious! Warm, amazing flavours - you could really taste the cocoa in there - a really different and tasty dish!

Francesca - Oct 10, 2019

Delicious! Warm, amazing flavours - you could really taste the cocoa in there - a really different and tasty dish!

Francesca - Oct 10, 2019

Delicious! Warm, amazing flavours - you could really taste the cocoa in there - a really different and tasty dish!

Francesca - Oct 10, 2019

Delicious! Warm, amazing flavours - you could really taste the cocoa in there - a really different and tasty dish!

Francesca - Oct 10, 2019

Delicious! Warm, amazing flavours - you could really taste the cocoa in there - a really different and tasty dish!

Caroline - Oct 09, 2019

Ended up a bit tasteless despite all the pots

Nicola - Oct 07, 2019

Took a while to make but was delicious, one for the weekend.

Carmen - Oct 06, 2019

Delicious! It was a hit with the whole family. We used okra instead of the courgette and the flavour was amazing. We will definitely be making this again!

Mandy - Oct 04, 2019

Loved ??????

Gemma - Oct 01, 2019

Delicious flavours.

James - Sep 30, 2019

This was a nice change for chicken, highly recommended

Julian - Sep 30, 2019

Great

Nuvia - Sep 27, 2019

Delicious

Claire - Sep 24, 2019

Yummy flavou

Rachel - Sep 23, 2019

Very salty, not good.

Sharon - Sep 17, 2019

Not to our liking

Anne - Sep 08, 2019

Very tasty and easy to make, whole family loved this, I used only one tablespoon of peanut butter and it came through good. I will order this again

Caroline - Sep 08, 2019

So different but so tasty

Tanya - Sep 05, 2019

This is delicious, would definitely have again.

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