West African Peanut Stew4.1/5 (BASED ON 2259 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 2259 reviews
Emily - Jun 17, 2019
Loved it!! First time cooking okra and definitely not the last
Jayne - Jun 17, 2019
Ideal if you want a really tasty dish that isn't spicey
Julie - Jun 17, 2019
Chicken isn't a good meat for this recipe and it tasted so bland.
Nicola - Jun 16, 2019
Lucy - Jun 16, 2019
Really different but in a good way! The sauce came out lovely & thick. Really enjoyed this. Wouldn’t have it every week but certainly will order again.
Carol - Jun 15, 2019
Nicola - Jun 14, 2019
This is wonderful- I used the leftover the next day with a jacket potato, definitely do this one again
Sharon - Jun 14, 2019
Really liked this it made loads so took some for lunch next day. Had a lovely flavour
Susan - Jun 14, 2019
Not our favourite
Ewa - Jun 13, 2019
My least favourite so far, feels heavy, okra tastes weird, next time I would make it without it. Sauce was nice though ????
Emily - Jun 12, 2019
Very tasty!! First time I've cooked okra and it was really good
Michael - Jun 11, 2019
Clare - Jun 11, 2019
Absolutely delicious. Used corgettes and cashew nuts but would love to try okra one day too.
AJ - Jun 09, 2019
1st meal so far we have not liked. Can't really put my finger on why.....
Hocine - Jun 05, 2019
It was kind of horrible. Would not eat again
Vicky - Jun 01, 2019
This was changed to something else
Natalie - Jun 01, 2019
We used Quorn - it was lovely !
Ann - Jun 01, 2019
Dry heavy meal.
Helen - May 30, 2019
Very tasty - substituted okra for broccoli spears and added red pepper, and baby sweetcorn and chicken for Quorn. Very rich and filling. I think next time I would use less peanut butter and more tomatoes.
emma - May 30, 2019
Really enjoyed this meal would cook it agine
Jan - May 29, 2019
Absolutely fantastic meal. Flavours were amazing. Definitely cook again
Michelle - May 23, 2019
So eaSy to make so tasty too
Samantha - May 23, 2019
Good winter dish
Grant - May 19, 2019
Lovely and rich
Jeanette - May 19, 2019
Clove smell/taste was overpowering and found it a bit runny
Sara - May 18, 2019
Nice but couldn’t eat it every week not sure if I’d order again
Nick - May 15, 2019
Gavin - May 15, 2019
Another favourite meal
Sara - May 13, 2019
Wasn’t sure if I’d like this but it was tasty for something different :) I would order again but not regularly
Becky - May 10, 2019
Absolutely delicious, wasn't very thick so definitely needed rice or bread to soak up. Wonderfully rich flavour. Substituted green beans and worked well. Great hit with the family!
Louise - May 10, 2019
Not to my liking. Avoid if you don’t like the taste of cloves.
Jason - May 10, 2019
Denise - May 09, 2019
Hilary - May 09, 2019
To make even more low cal I'll sub chicken for chickpeas.
Sheena - May 08, 2019
Bethan - May 07, 2019
Jason - May 07, 2019
Jason - May 07, 2019
KELLY - May 04, 2019
Nice but not for me
Karen - May 04, 2019
A bit too much cumin in this
Andrew - May 04, 2019
If I cooked again, I'd leave the okra out and simmer the sauce down a bit more to make it thicker
Victoria - May 02, 2019
Frances - May 01, 2019
Did not receive
Hayley - May 01, 2019
Tastes a bit like beef stew tbh. Didn't use okra. Not bad.
David - Apr 30, 2019
Completely different from any other Simply Cook recipe we’ve tried (so far) ... in fact completely different from anything we’ve ever eaten ... in a very, very good way. Peanuts, tomato, cocoa, chicken ... really ... oh yes. It’s the perfect blend of spices that make it work. Couldn’t find okra at my local Tesco so used courgette ... worked fine.
Cheryl - Apr 29, 2019
So tasty, bit spicy definitely have this again and again. It’s also a must to add lemon in this dish, it gives it that extra edge
Liam - Apr 28, 2019
Really good flavours. Never cooked with okra before. A welcome edition. Make sure u add the lemon as it really lifts the flavours
Bláithín - Apr 26, 2019
Honestly hated this, it’s so rich (which I often like but not in this case) and the combination of the okra and chicken thighs make the texture so slimy. I’m not a fussy eater and I’ll usually eat whatever is in front of me - hate wasting food - but unfortunately I couldn’t eat more than a few bites of this. Would think it’s just me but my flatmate didn’t like it either. Pity as we had high hopes!! :(
Carol - Apr 26, 2019
Carol - Apr 26, 2019