This is a West African style chicken dish, made by simmering together chicken with potatoes, peanut butter, spinach and spices. It's the perfect stew to enjoy over the cold winter months.
I was so happy to find this recipe! I am one of he co-creators of the "Shrinking Chatter Safari through Africa" (found on the recipe exchange) and had been looking for a recipe to try out in honor of our trek. The heat of this dish is just right leaving a lingering tingle on the tongue. Very tasty and the peanut butter adds an extra depth of flavor that the whole family thoroughly enjoyed. I made exactly as written using olive oil for the veggie oil in the recipe. I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you for a wonderful recipe which will be a keeper in our rotation. - 03 Nov 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Having seen other recipes for African Chicken Stew, I would used different vegetables (such as sweet potatoes, turnips) and use vegetable broth instead of water. It would intensify the taste. All in all, the recipe is very good. I increased the garlic to 3 cloves minced, spinach to 3 cups and reduced the red pepper flakes in half. - 24 Oct 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Delicious! Next time I'll use more spinach and less crushed red pepper. - 27 Oct 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)