Aug 20, 2012

Chicken, Potato & Peanut Stew

Chicken, Potato & Peanut Stew

It’s been a whopping 101 degrees here. Highly unusual for the Netherlands. Thank God, because our houses are generally not air-conditioned.

There was no way I was going to spend a lot of time and energy in my kitchen and I wasn’t about to add any extra warmth by turning the oven on either, so a slow cooker meal it was.

Big chunks of potato and chicken that melts on your tongue like whipped butter, all in a delicious peanut sauce… what’s not to love?

 

Ingredients:

1 pound boneless chicken thighs
1 pound boneless chicken breast
14 oz sweet potatoes
14 oz potatoes
1 onion
1 jalapeño
1 garlic clove
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato paste
thumb-size piece fresh ginger
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp ground coriander seeds
2 tbsp brown sugar (more if you like it sweeter)
1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
3/4 cup peanut butter
2 cups chicken bouillon
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp oil

 

Directions:

Three photos of a chopped onion. I was on a roll here!
Chicken, Potato & Peanut Stew

Remove the seeds and chop up the jalapeño, mince the garlic and grate the ginger.
Chicken, Potato & Peanut Stew

 
You can replace the jalapeño with 1/2 a chili pepper or 1/2 a tsp dried chili flakes.
 

Cut the chicken in bit-size pieces and season them with salt and pepper.
Chicken, Potato & Peanut Stew

Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them in bit-sized pieces as well…
Chicken, Potato & Peanut Stew

And do the same with the potatoes. It’s getting old, I know.
Chicken, Potato & Peanut Stew

Heat the oil and lightly sauté the chicken until it loses its rawness.
Chicken, Potato & Peanut Stew

Add the onion and jalapeño and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
Chicken, Potato & Peanut Stew

In with the garlic, ginger, curry powder and ground coriander seeds. The most divine scents will arise.
Chicken, Potato & Peanut Stew

Add the tomato paste and give it a minute to sweeten up.
Chicken, Potato & Peanut Stew

 
You might want to consider transferring things to your slow cooker now.
 

Stir the peanut butter in there.
Chicken, Potato & Peanut Stew

 
If you lightly oil the measuring cup before you add peanut-butter, it will slide right out of there.
 

And finish it with the can of diced tomatoes, chicken broth, brown sugar and chill sauce.
Chicken, Potato & Peanut Stew

Stir in the potato and sweet potato chunks.
Chicken, Potato & Peanut Stew

Sprinkle in half a tsp salt.
Chicken, Potato & Peanut Stew

Stir everything together, put the lid on and cook on low for 8 hours.
Chicken, Potato & Peanut Stew

 
Once the stew is done you taste to check the seasoning. Add some more sugar if you like it sweet, a little cayenne if you like a bigger kick and some salt if your broth was bland.
 

Serve over rice with veggies on the side or give lots and lots of crusty bread with it.
Chicken, Potato & Peanut Stew

Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker. 
 

Chicken, Potato & Peanut Stew.
Ingredients
    1 pound boneless chicken thighs
    1 pound boneless chicken breast
    14 oz sweet potatoes
    14 oz potatoes
    1 onion
    1 jalapeño
    1 garlic clove
    1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
    2 tbsp tomato paste
    thumb-size piece fresh ginger
    2 tsp curry powder
    1 tsp ground coriander seeds
    2 tbsp brown sugar (more if you like it sweeter)
    1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
    3/4 cup peanut butter
    2 cups chicken bouillon
    1/2 tsp salt
    2 tbsp oil

Directions
    Chop the onion, a deseeded jalapeño and the garlic. Grate the ginger. Cut the chicken in bit-size pieces and season with salt and pepper. Peel and cut the potatoes and sweet potatoes in bit-size pieces as well.

    Heat the oil and cook the chicken until it loses its rawness before adding the onion and jalapeño and cooking it for another 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, curry powder and ground coriander seed. Add the tomato paste as well and cook for a minute to sweeten it up.

    Transfer everything to your slow cooker before stirring in the peanut butter and pouring in the diced tomatoes, chicken broth, brown sugar and chill sauce. Stir to combine and add the potato and sweet potato chunks.

    Sprinkle in half a tsp salt, put the lid on and cook on low for 8 hours. Once the stew is done you taste to check the seasoning. Add some more sugar if you like it sweet, a little cayenne if you like a bigger kick and some salt if your broth was bland.

Meal type: Slow Cooker, Main Course, Poultry
Servings: 4 to 6
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    13 Comments »

    1. 1

      I find it so interesting how you used only farenheit (as opposed to both types of temperature readings) when most of the world (including where you live) use celsius. 

      Anyway, this stew looks beyond amazing. My mother would love it even at 38 degrees celsius. :)

      Memoria on Aug 20, 2012 @ 10:09 pm Reply
      1. Used to it… have so many American friends that it became an automatism over the past decade or so :)

        Kay on Aug 20, 2012 @ 10:14 pm Reply
    2. 2

      Oh my goodness that looks awsome. Just one thing: could you list the ingredients in the sweet chili sauce? I have never seen it in stores here but would like to approximate the flavor. Chicken, potatoes and peanut butter are wonderful in combination. From there it just gets better.

      Jodi on Aug 21, 2012 @ 5:00 am Reply
      1. Try looking in the oriental foods section of your grocery store. Another place may be at your local McDonald’s…they offer a Sweet Chile dipping sauce for their chicken Tenders. It’s the same as in the bottles.
         

        Cynthia on Aug 21, 2012 @ 7:57 am Reply
    3. 3

      I live in San Diego in Southern California 15 miles inland from the coast and normally it’s been in the 100’s for a better part of 3 weeks and humid from all the monsoonal flows fro Mexico. It’s normally in the 80’s to low 90’s this time of year….manageable in a house with out air conditioning (like you), but when it’s in the 100’s….it’s Hot. Even if it were a dry atmosphere it would be hot (most people think California is a dry climate and it is but in SD, we do get high humidity in the late Summer to Fall season and it’s miserable because for the most part we aren’t use to it). Anyway, I understand you don’t want to do anything  in the kitchen that would heat anything up any further. We normally start to look for all kinds of creative ways to eat and stay cool. Cooking with the Microwave, Slow Cooker meals, grilling out doors, cold salads with meat, and lots of fruit cooled in the refrigerator are about what we end up having for dinners in weather like this.
      This stew looks wonderful. I will have to give it a try. Thank you for having the energy to share this recipe so beautifully.

      Cynthia on Aug 21, 2012 @ 7:51 am Reply
    4. 4

      Love the sound of this!

      Kalyn on Aug 22, 2012 @ 4:48 pm Reply
    5. 5

      Gonna make this tuesday! First recipe I’ll be making in my new crock-pot. Really looking forward to it! 

      Amanda on Aug 26, 2012 @ 9:28 pm Reply
    6. 6

      Peanuts and sweet potatoes go really well in soups like this!

      Kevin (Closet Cooking) on Sep 8, 2012 @ 9:11 pm Reply
    7. 7

      If I want to cook this on my stove, how long does it take?

      Lisa Muis on Sep 17, 2012 @ 4:24 pm Reply
    8. 8

      That was exactly the recipe I was looking for. Home late tonight, no time to cook, perfect!

      Simone on Sep 27, 2012 @ 10:09 am Reply
    9. 9

      Made this yesterday and it was delicious served over rice! Froze all the leftovers. I’ve only just started following your blog but this is my third recipe I’ve made and so far you’re three for three (with the No-Butter Chicken and Kaytucky Chicken being the other two recipes I made). Thank you so much for all of your hard work, step-by-step instructions and beautiful photography! You sure know your way around a kitchen!

      Your Canadian follower,

      Max

      Max on Oct 6, 2012 @ 9:55 pm Reply
    10. 10

      Thank you for your wonderful recipes.  I have yet to try one but will be next week.  I’ll let you know! do you suggest any kind of calorie counts on these recipes just by chance.  Thank you wonderful site!

      Shani on Dec 29, 2012 @ 6:03 pm Reply
    11. 11

      hello, 
       
      Thank you for this recipes i will test it tomorrow. Before I have to find Peanut butter, in France it’s really Hard. 
      regards from your new French follower !
      Nadia

      nadia on Sep 16, 2013 @ 12:00 pm Reply

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