Chicken in Peanut Butter Stew
Please, I want to ask o. Is there a peanut butter diet? As in eat all the peanut butter you want and lose weight (or don’t add weight), or something? If there is, sign me up. I can eat it for the rest of my life. Especially chunky peanut butter…I Love!
I don’t know what it is about peanut butter. I can hardly eat a handful of peanuts, but gimme a bucket of peanut butter, and it’s gone in 10 minutes. I kid you not.
If you’ve never tried making your own peanut butter, I’m here to tell you you’re missing out on a fantastic experience. It’s sooooo addictive. In fact, due to my past misadventures with peanut butter, I don’t stock peanuts at home, unlike other food items. The temptation is too great for me.
If, unlike me, you are less inclined to wolf down a bucket of peanut butter able to control your portion sizes, please try this: 1 cup of peanut butter + 2 tablespoons of honey + 1/2 cup of melted unsweetened dark chocolate. Mix, portion, and freeze. You’ll never buy chocolates again!!!! I do this all the time when that time of the month is here. (Can someone say bonus recipe?)
This recipe is one that you’ll really love. It’s so satisfying, and can be eaten with just about anything you can think of…bread, anyone? Lol!!! You’ll be very easily tempted to replace your regular stew with this. A word of caution though: peanuts are high in calories, so this recipe is very calorie-dense.
This serves 10
- 1 1/2kg of chicken pieces
- 1/2 cup of peanut butter
- Blend of 8 large tomatoes, 5 atarodo, and 6 Tatashe with 1 cup of water
- 2 large onions, sliced
- 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of salt, divided
- 4 stock cubes
- I made my own peanut butter (the food processor makes short work of it). You can buy roasted peanuts and grind in the market too.
- Rub 2 stock cubes and 1 tablespoon pf salt into the chicken. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Put olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. After 30 seconds, add onions and chicken. Leave for 1 minute, then stir.
- Cover the pot, cook for 4 minutes. The chicken will start to release its juices, and will start to turn white. Stir again.
- Add the tomato paste. Stir continuously for 2 minutes, to help cook down the tomato paste.
- Pour in the blended tomato mixture. Add the remaining stock cubes. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 15 minutes.
- Put peanut butter into a bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of the stew into the bowl, and dissolve the peanut butter. Pour peanut butter mix into the stew. Stir and leave to simmer for 5 minutes.
- Stir again. Taste the stew for salt, and add the remaining salt if necessary. Simmer for 2 more minutes.
- Serve immediately, and enjoy!
Nutritional value per serving
Carbs: 15.8g (6.4g of sugar)