West African Peanut Stew4.1/5 (BASED ON 1559 reviews)
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:
- Basmati rice
- boneless chicken thighs
- sweet cherry tomatoes
- peanut butter (heaped)
- of roasted peanuts(optional)
Our 20 minute recipe
Fry the orka
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 okra for 2 mins to get a little bit of colour on the sides, then remove from the pan.
Cook the chicken in the spices
Next add the onion to the pan and fry for 3-4 mins.
Add the chicken and fry for 2 mins.
Reduce the heat to medium and add the MALI SPICE BLEND with 100ml water. Let it simmer for 3 mins.
Add the tomatoes and peanut butter
Add the cherry tomatoes and the TOMATO PASTE, mix well and cook for 2 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 more water to loosen it.
Stir the okra into the sauce, then serve the stew over the rice and garnish with peanuts (if using) and a squeeze of lemon, which enhances the flavour.
West African Peanut Stew Reviews
BASED ON 1559 reviews
Rebecca - Feb 14, 2019
Quite nice but nothing amazing
Asa - Feb 11, 2019
Okra is slimy and not very nice
Ladi - Feb 10, 2019
Not really a nut fan so I’m not surprised I wasn’t that keen.
Helen - Feb 08, 2019
Loving warming flavours
Steve - Feb 02, 2019
Ended up being very sickly, less peanuts next time
Sarah - Feb 02, 2019
Maggie - Feb 01, 2019
Couldn’t get okra anywhere so used dwarf green beans, excellent x
Joe - Jan 31, 2019
One of the best recipes on here
Louise - Jan 30, 2019
Couldn’t get okra
Kate - Jan 28, 2019
Bit too stodgy for me
Keith - Jan 24, 2019
Okra so slimy, ruined the dish
Karen - Jan 24, 2019
Eve - Jan 23, 2019
We think you must like lemon for this meal but we both do so really enjoyed it. We couldn't get okra (and don't like he texture anyhow) so used green beans - yum!
Dawn - Jan 22, 2019
Really love this dish
Nadia - Jan 21, 2019
Delicious - lots of flavours! I used with courgette instead of okra and it was amazing!
Michele - Jan 21, 2019
One of the spice pots was empty
Lesley-Ann - Jan 19, 2019
Unpleasant strong taste
Rachael - Jan 18, 2019
So delicious, I ordered it again and again and again ??????????
Sharon - Jan 17, 2019
Sharon - Jan 17, 2019
Yummy. Cooked this a couple of time because its so tasty
Vicky - Jan 17, 2019
Loved this. Distinctive flour. Nice to have something a bit different. Used courgette instead on Okra as couldn't find this in out local supermarket. Worked well.
Sarah - Jan 15, 2019
Love this one. My absolute favourite for a cold winters mid week night
Kaye - Jan 14, 2019
Lovely and rich.
Dan - Jan 14, 2019
This is a very nice meal with some very distinctive flavours and quite different to many of the other meals on offer. Sometimes I would add a couple of chillies to this for a bit of heat, depending on what mood I'm in!
Edward - Jan 10, 2019
Jane - Jan 10, 2019
A definite favorite totally yummy
Henna - Jan 09, 2019
Probably my least favourite meal so far... just too plain for me
Marta - Jan 08, 2019
I put okra in for the last 5 minutes and it was delicious. Also, didn't use those 200 ml of water in the end.
Chris - Jan 04, 2019
The cherry tomatoes mixed with the lemon juice give it a strange taste.. too sweet one minute and too bitter the next
Laura - Jan 03, 2019
Unusual mix of flavours, very tasty!
Laura - Jan 03, 2019
Unusual collection of very tasty flavours.
pamela - Jan 03, 2019
Lovely flavours but very rich in taste
Kathryn - Jan 03, 2019
Vicki - Dec 29, 2018
Bit rich for me, but still tasty
Victoria - Dec 29, 2018
Really tasty, such a different dish.
Jeremy - Dec 28, 2018
The first meal from Simply Cook that was pretty bland
Janice - Dec 18, 2018
Wasn’t initially very enthused about this recipe but it was actually really nice. I used tomato passata instead of half of the water and I think it definitely needs the lemon.
Stephanie - Dec 14, 2018
Absolutley amazing! Favourite dish so far
Fraser - Dec 14, 2018
I couldn’t believe how good this tasted!
Carole - Dec 11, 2018
Rosemary - Dec 10, 2018
Kept putting off making this one because I didn’t really like the sound of it. It was delicious! Definitely get again.
Cathryn - Dec 09, 2018
Really delicious and filling!
Sarah - Dec 09, 2018
Really unusual, really enjoyed it !!
Jayne - Dec 08, 2018
Yummy but needed a bit more chilli
Andrew - Dec 07, 2018
Dish was tasty but unfortunately could only find frozen okra and this possibly didn’t lead to the dish being it’s best. City living is great but at times makes it hard to find fresh alternative veg
Calum - Dec 06, 2018
Was lit ngl
Amy - Dec 05, 2018
Easy to over cook okra be careful. Flavours good though.
Cath - Dec 05, 2018
Really did not enjoy this at all
Jane - Dec 03, 2018
Delicious and filling .
Jack - Dec 03, 2018
Love this dish!