Friday, June 6, 2008

Easy African-Style Peanut Chicken

I haven't been cooking much these days. When I got back from CA in May, I was having alot of back pain and just totally not in the mood. I have been trying to do a bit more this past week, but the beanette is due any day, and then I will probably be taking a break again. I was researching peanut butter recipes, and found a few to try. Sorry no pics as I am kindof lazy these days, but here is one from a couple days ago.

It didn't look as spiced up as most African chicken, but I thought Orion might like it, and he did eat a bit. Plus it was pretty easy. Ron loved it, but I thought it was a bit bland. It was really helped with a bit of salt and pepper. I also tossed in some frozen chopped spinach to add some greens to the mix. Oh, and I also made about 3 times what it says.

Easy African-Style Peanut Chicken


2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used 6 thighs)
2 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
1 tablespoon butter or Earth Balance
1 small diced tomato
1/2 white onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 cup water


1. Dice chicken breasts in to bite sized pieces.
2. Saute in 1 tbs peanut oil until just before cooked and remove from heat and set aside.
3. In a separate pan, saute diced tomatoes, onion and garlic in butter and remaining peanut oil until soft.
4. Add peanut butter and stir well.
5. Then add the water and mix well.
6. Now add chicken to mixture and bring to boil.
7. At boiling point, reduce heat to medium and cook for about 6 minutes, or until chicken is done.
8. Serve warm over rice or eat like a stew!

1 comment:

Comptons said...

Hi Lisa *waves*

If you like African-style chicken, have you seen this African Chicken Stew? Chase loves it. I add a cup of frozen green peas at the same time as the chick peas to add a little green, but you could easily add spinach. I'm not a spicy girl, so I eliminate the cayenne. It is YUMMY and Chase likes it, too.

I'll be checking this blog a little more regularly - we've just started on a GFCF diet to try and clear Chase's eczema.