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. 

Some kits have okra and others have zuchini.

Note: If you can’t see a small item in your box look in the sides of the box. Some small ingredients, like spice blends, may get stuck in the side of the box. 

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Preparation

1

Cook the rice: In the sink, place the rice in a strainer and rinse it well. In a pot, add the rice, water(2/3 to 1 cup, 1 2/3 to 2 cups), salt (1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp) and stir. Bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce the heat to medium/low, cover and cook 25 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender. Remove the pot from the heat and set aside.

2

Prepare the vegetables: Wash and clean all produce. Slice the onion in 1 cm dices. Slice the okra OR zuchinni in 1 cm dices. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes in 1 cm dices. Roughly chop the cilantro.

3

Cook the chicken & onionDebone the spiced chicken thigh. Cut the spiced chicken in 1 cm slices. In a large pan, add the oil (1/2 tsp, 1 tsp). Turn on the heat to medium and add the spiced chicken and the onion and cook until the onion is translucent, about 6 minutes. Add the peanut stew spice blend and cook for an additional minute.

Note: when the stew is finished ensure chicken is cooked to at least 165°F

4

Finish the StewAdd the okra OR zuchinni, sweet potatoes, diced tomatoes, water (1 1/2 cup, 3 cups), and salt (1/2 tsp,  1 tsp) and pepper (1/4 tsp, 1/8 tsp) to the onion. Combine and keep the heat on medium.

 In a small bowl add the natural peanut butter and water (1 tbsp, 2 tbsp). Whisk with a fork until combined. Add the natural peanut butter and water mixture to the pot. Combine.

Bring the stew to a boil on medium heat. Lower the heat to medium/low, cover and let simmer about 15 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are fork tender. Turn off the heat, add the spinach and stir about 1 minute until the spinach is wilted.

Note: when the stew is finished ensure chicken is cooked to at least 165°F

5

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

Bon Appétit!

Ingredients

Included

2 portions

4 portions

brown rice

1/3 cup

2/3 cup

onion

1 small

1 medium

spiced chicken thigh

200 gr

400 gr

okra OR zuchinni

20 gr

40 gr

sweet potato

200 gr

400 gr

peanut stew spice blend

1 1/2 tsp

3 tsp

dice tomato

3/4 cup

1 1/2 cup

natural peanut butter

2 tbsp

1/4 cup

spinach

30 gr

60 gr

cilantro

2 gr

4 gr

roasted peanut

2 tbsp

1/4 cup

oil*

1/2 tsp

1 tso

salt*

1/4 + 1/2 tsp

1/2 + 1 tsp

pepper*

1/8 tsp

1/4 tsp

water

2/3 to 1 cup + 1 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp

1 2/3 to 2 cups + 3 cup + 2 tbsp

Dr. Herrington's

Regina Naturopathic

PEANUTS
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. 

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