About this recipe: This delicious stew is inspired by my friend from Sierra Leone who often cooks for her family. Many ingredients can be modified. This is kind of a 'whatever is on hand' recipe. You can use a whole chicken cut into bite-sized pieces, or just breasts and thighs if you prefer. Other suggested additions are turnips, carrots and celery. This looks great served over white rice with a garnish of fresh chopped coriander, parsley or unsalted peanuts.
Something else. Wow - was this easy and delicious! And anything that my picky son eats, I will surely make again. My husband couldn't stop complimenting the dish while he was eating. I put it together just slightly differently. I sauteed carrots, celery, and onions with sweet potatoes. I eye-balled the peanut butter and tasted as I put it in. I also used homemade chicken stock instead of water. The other reviewers complained that it was spicy, yet bland, so I dredged the boneless thighs I used in a mixture of flour, cumin, ground corriander, salt & pepper before cooking in a little olive oil. I did also let this sit for a day before serving. Easy and delicious. Just the way I like it! Thanks so much for the post! - 18 Jul 2008
Altered ingredient amounts. OK, so my husband & I are used to the real thing, having spent time in Sierra Leone, so I kept my expectations low. But it was really good!! I doubled the spices (always do), so it had a good kick. Also used chicken stock instead of water, & added carrots, & used sweet potatoes rather than regular ones. Otherwise kept the recipe the same. Will definitely do it again. - 18 Jul 2008