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The Foods of Africa are as different as the people who cook them….

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Featured Recipe!

African Chicken Peanut Stew Recipe

·                                 Prep time: 15 minutes

·                                 Cook time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Use chicken legs, thighs or wings for this recipe. They have more flavor and will hold up better with the flavors of the stew than breast meat.

Ingredients

·                                 2-3 pounds chicken legs, thighs and/or wings

·                                 3 Tbsp vegetable oil

·                                 1 large yellow or white onion, sliced

·                                 A 3-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced

·                                 6-8 garlic cloves, chopped roughly

·                                 2-3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

·                                 1 15-ounce can of crushed tomatoes

·                                 1 quart chicken stock

·                                 1 cup peanut butter

·                                 1 cup roasted peanuts

·                                 1 Tbsp ground coriander

·                                 1 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste

·                                 Salt and black pepper

·                                 1/4 to 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro

Method

1 Heat the vegetable oil in a large soup pot set over medium-high heat. Salt the chicken pieces well, pat them dry and brown them in the oil. Don't crowd the pot, so do this in batches. Set the chicken pieces aside as they brown.

2 Sauté the onions in the oil for 3-4 minutes, stirring often and scraping any browned bits off the bottom of the pot. Add the ginger and garlic and sauté another 1-2 minutes, then add the sweet potatoes and stir well to combine.

3 Add the chicken, chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, peanut butter, peanuts, coriander and cayenne and stir well to combine. Bring to a simmer and taste for salt, adding more if needed. Cover the pot and simmer gently for 90 minutes (check after an hour), or until the chicken meat easily falls off the bone and the sweet potatoes are tender.

4 Remove the chicken pieces and set them in a bowl to cool, until cool enough to touch. Remove and discard the skin if you want, or chop it and put it back into the pot. Shred the meat off the bones and put the meat back in the pot.

5 Adjust the seasonings for salt and cayenne, then add as much black pepper as you think you can stand—the stew should be peppery. Stir in the cilantro and serve by itself, or with simple steamed rice.

Yield: Serves 6-8

Recipe Source: Simply Recipes

Click Here For A Vegan African Peanut Soup Recipe!

 

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Here are some great links to recipes to try!

 

African Recipes Secrets 

This page offers a variety of great ideas for meals mostly focused on Liberia and West Africa.

Easy Kitchen: Easy African Recipes

You will a wide range of recipes and information from all regions at this link. This site includes vegetarian options as well.

PBS Food: African

Public Broadcasting has always done a fine job in bringing together accurate and information. This page offers some great easy authentic recipes.

Our Africa: Foods

With a range of climates and growing conditions, the ingredients for African cuisine are diverse. However, certain foods are common to many regions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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