Botswanan Chicken Groundnut Stew

“This traditional recipe from Botswana is for a classic stew of chicken cooked in a tomato, peanut butter and chili sauce. Adapted for a dinner featuring African-inspired foods.”
1hr 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare the sauce by combining the sugar, chilli flakes, ginger, peanut butter and tomato paste in a bowl.
  2. Slowly stir-in the water a little at a time until the sauce is smooth.
  3. Add the oil to a large pan and fry the chopped onion until translucent. Add the chicken and continue frying until the chicken has begun to brown before adding the bell pepper. (Can add a chopped and seeded hot pepper if you like a little more heat!).
  4. Continue cooking until the chicken is nicely browned all over.
  5. Pour-in the peanut sauce and diced tomatoes and stir well.
  6. Cover and reduce the heat to low simmer.
  7. Cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Taste and add salt if needed.
  8. Serve over rice or rice balls.

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