Let’s cook something delicious, comforting and fun for children to discover. This rich stew is common across West Africa – it’s sometimes called Maafe, Domodah or Nkate Nkawan. The peanut butter makes this stew really filling and nutritious.
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Bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 35 minutes or until the rice is tender. Set aside.
Prepare the onion & chicken: Cut the chicken in medium dice. Dice the onion.
In an oiled pan on medium heat, cook the chicken and onion for 5 minutes.
Note: when the stew is finished ensure chicken is cooked to at least 165°F
Roughly chop the cilantro.
To the chicken, add the zucchini and sweet potatoes. Cook for 5 minutes.
Add the spinach. Combine.
Dr. Herrington's Health Fact
Peanuts are an important souce of protein, fibre, monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, folate, and magnesium. One study, found that consuming 2-3oz of peanuts per day, improved cardovascular health and memory.
Cooking with Kids
Cooking for kids?
Introduce new vegetables (e.g. okra, zuchinni, sweet potatoes) slowly to children. You can encourage children to cut the new vegetable and add it to the dish to help them become more comfortable with this new ingredient. It is normal to take multiple exposure for children to become comfortable with a new food.
Making this recipe with kids?
Ask the child to help by completing step 1, 4 & 5:
- Cook the rice. You can the child to combine the rice, salt and water.
- Add the vegetables
- Finish the stew
- Garnish and serve
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Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free.