Peanut & chicken stew

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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Prepare & cook the rice: Rinse the rice in a strainer. In a pot, add the rice, water (1 1/2 cup (2p), 3 cups (4p), 4 1/2 cups (6p)), salt & pepper, stir.

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


Prepare & cook the vegetables: Wash and clean all produce. Peel and dice the carrot and sweet potato. Dice the zucchini.

Roughly chop the cilantro.

To the chicken, add the zucchini and sweet potatoes. Cook for 5 minutes.


Start the stew: Add the peanut stew mix, diced tomatoes and water (1 1/2 cup (2p), 3 cups (4p), 4 1/2 cups (6p)). Combine.


Finish the Stew: Bring the stew to a boil on medium heat. Lower the heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes – until the sweet potatoes are tender.

Add the spinach. Combine.


Garnish & serve: Roughly chop the roasted peanuts. In individual bowls, place the rice, the peanut stew. Garnish with roasted peanuts, and cilantro. Serve.

Bon Appétit!


2 portions

4 portions

6 portions

brown rice

1/3 cup

2/3 cup

1 cup


1 small

1 medium

1 large

spiced chicken

220 gr

440 gr

660 gr





sweet potato

200 gr

400 gr

600 gr

dice tomato

3/4 cup

1 1/2 cup

2 1/4 cup

peanut stew blend

100 ml

200 ml

300 ml


30 gr

60 gr

90 gr


2 gr

4 gr

6 gr

roasted peanut

2 tbsp

1/4 cup

1/3 cup

Dr. Herrington's Health Fact

Regina Naturopathic

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. 

Nutritional Information