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
Copyright: © kayotickitchen.com
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