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

  • 1.

    Bring 300ml water to the boil in a pot, then add the rice. Stir gently, then cover with a lid, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10-12 mins, (or cook as per packet instructions).

  • 2.

    Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp of oil in a deep pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and let it start to brown, turning once until lightly coloured on both sides.

  • 3.

    Add the onion to the pan with the chicken and stir-fry for 1 min. Sprinkle in the Mali Spice Blend and stir well. Add the cherry tomatoes and the Tomato Paste, mix thoroughly and simmer for 2 mins.

  • 4.

    Stir in the peanut butter and Cocoa Spices along with a cup of water and bring to the boil. Then reduce the heat to medium and cook for 5 mins.

  • 5.

    Stir the okra into the stew along with 50ml more water if the sauce has become stiff. The sauce should be thick, like a thick soup, but still pourable. Once the okra has softened (about 3 mins) turn off the heat.

  • 6.

    Divide the rice between 2 serving bowls and spoon the stew on top. Garnish with roasted peanuts (if using), squeeze lemon juice over the top (if using, as this really lifts it) and get stuck in!


West African Peanut Stew Reviews

BASED ON 981 reviews

Helen - Oct 17, 2018

I loved it but not to my family’s liking, so a 2 from us.

Jill - Oct 17, 2018


Kim - Oct 16, 2018

Enjoyable and only 4.5 syns each x I would order this again x

Dawn - Oct 15, 2018

Really enjoyed this. We’ll order again

Suzanne - Oct 14, 2018

Not for my tastebuds was to rich

Eleanor - Oct 13, 2018

so presently surprised, didn't like the smell so was unsure but it taste amazing me and my husband really enjoyed it

Sasha - Oct 10, 2018

Absolutely gorgeous spicy and creamy. Use peanut butter crunchy it works better and no need add extra peanuts.

Sian - Oct 09, 2018

Think I must if added too much peanut butter. Was too peanutty! Go easy on ‘heaped spoonfuls’

Moses - Oct 07, 2018

Too rich

Debbie - Oct 06, 2018

Lovely thick stew

Rachael - Oct 05, 2018

I have ordered this quite a few times now as really enjoy it. It’s rich, warm and comforting. The squeeze of lemon at the end helps cut the richness and seasons the dish well.

Chloe - Oct 05, 2018

Swapped okra for mange tout, was really tasty!!

Nick - Oct 05, 2018


Jonathan - Oct 04, 2018

Not a fan of Ocra so did it with baby courgette, worked a treat.

Lynne - Oct 04, 2018

Not as spicy as I had expected

Marie - Oct 03, 2018

Pleasantly surprised, great flavours

Cathy - Oct 02, 2018

Very tasty

Lyndsay - Oct 02, 2018

Easy to cook one pot meal and totally delicious I used green beans instead of okra.

Melissa - Oct 01, 2018

Very peanutty, nice but would have preferred a more subtle peanut taste.

Devina - Sep 30, 2018

Very tasty

Debbie - Sep 30, 2018

Bit thick

Graham - Sep 27, 2018

Putting salted peanuts on it is lovely

Rebecca - Sep 25, 2018

This was like a delicious satay. Really easy.

Mahala - Sep 22, 2018

Delicious, best so far, and the others were good!

Simon - Sep 21, 2018

Pleasantly surprised! Would defiantly order this one again!

Cheryl - Sep 21, 2018

So delicious and our 10 year old daughter loved it!

Katherine - Sep 20, 2018

Benefits from longer cooking than states in the recipe. Delicious then!

Jane - Sep 20, 2018

Bloody delicious ????

David - Sep 17, 2018

Really lovely taste

Kerry - Sep 17, 2018

Not as nice as I thought it would be.

Anna - Sep 17, 2018

Beautiful dish enjoyed by everyone!

Dawn - Sep 13, 2018

Yummy yummy

D J - Sep 13, 2018

Very nice. Something different.

Chris - Sep 12, 2018

Ashamed to say I’ve not eaten food like this before, however I’m delighted to say it’s going to be a firm favourite from now on.

Heidi - Sep 11, 2018

Bit too rich for us

Rebekka - Sep 11, 2018

Lovely but very rich

Eva-Luise - Sep 10, 2018

Absolutely delicious!

Amy - Sep 10, 2018

Used courgette instead. It is a tad spicy but I’m not someone that’s likes spice and I really enjoyed it. A bit like a satay but not as rich :)

Katie-Jayne - Sep 10, 2018

Didn’t find it very tasty. The Okra made it a weird slimy texture. Not worth the effort to get Okra in the first place!

Karen - Sep 07, 2018

Would substitute thigh for breast meat

Rachel - Sep 06, 2018

Quite an overpowering taste of cloves. Other than that it was good, but I wouldn’t cook it again.

Marie - Sep 05, 2018

Yum. Definitely recommend

James - Sep 04, 2018

Received the wrong seasonings so haven't been able to cook yet

Louise - Sep 04, 2018

Really delicious

Sarah - Sep 03, 2018

A favourite, rich and full of flavour ????

Carol Anne - Sep 03, 2018

Not too keen on the cinnamon/clove taste, but that's just my opinion. An easy dish to prepare and when finished looked like like the photo on the recipe card.

Neil - Aug 31, 2018

Definitely one of my favourites. Strong, flavoursome and extremely moreish

Helen - Aug 30, 2018

Was not overly keen on this one.

Christine - Aug 27, 2018

preferred bang bang chicken for a peanut based dish.

Teresa - Aug 26, 2018



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