Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Chicken in Peanut Sauce



This is another pre-baby meal (I am still struggling to find time to cook "real" food since the baby got here - in fact, I struggle to do anything). One of my oldest friends is a global traveler who has lived in several different countries. Most recently, she is residing in the United States and preparing to move back to South Africa. Before moving to Jo'burg, she was in Cote d'Ivoire. It was from there that she got this fabulous recipe for Guinean peanut sauce, which she shared with me. Of course, given the peanut butter content, it is full of calories....but it is SO worth it.

Guinean Peanut Sauce
6 cups water
5 chicken bouillon cubes
1 large onion, chopped
pinch of oregano
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp tomato paste
pinch of cayenne pepper
1 large tomato, diced
1 (14oz) jar smooth peanut butter (she recommends natural peanut butter)
2 chicken breasts, cubed
4 habanero peppers
3 bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp oil

Saute the onion and garlic in the oil until tender. Add everything except the chicken and peanut butter. Bring just to a boil. Lower to a simmer and add the peanut butter. Simmer about 1 hour. Add the chicken breast. Simmer until the chicken breast is done (about 30 minutes). 

6 comments:

  1. looks wonderful interesting addition of peanut butter

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  2. This looks delicious, and I remember those days well. It was hard to find time for anything!

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  3. This recipe look really nice!

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  4. I love your peanut sauce...such a great recipe. I bet it would really be good with shrimp, as well!
    Thanks for sharing:DDD

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  5. This looks so delicious with peanut sauce. I could just eat the sauce!

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