Chicken Stew with Peanut Butter

Preparation info
  • Makes 9 cups 2.25 l ) with chicken on the bone, 8 cups 2 l ) with chicken off the bone;

    4 to 6

    main-course servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

  • About

Peanuts were one of the great gifts of African Americans to the cooking of the United States, along with okra and talent.

In Africa, pounded peanuts are made into this dish. Peanut butter makes a quick and convenient substitute. Yams are used in Africa, but I use sweet potato for its color, rapid cooking, and flavor. I doubt that a separate chicken stock was used, and the dish can be made without it; but I prefer the added richness of the stock. The dish is very rich in any case. If