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West African chicken mafé

A hearty, peanut-flavoured chicken stew.
Bowl of chicken mafé stew.
1H 10M

This chicken mafé recipe is a hearty West African meal, made with okra, eggplant, sweet potato and a peanut-flavoured sauce.

Like these flavours? Try our African-style peanut, okra and tomato gumbo for dinner tonight night!



1.Heat half the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, in batches, turning, for 6 minutes or until browned all over; season. Remove from pan.
2.Heat remaining oil in the same pan over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add ginger, tomato paste, ground and whole spices; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Return chicken to pan with peanut butter, stock, tomato, sweet potato, eggplant and chillies, bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring occasionally, for 35 minutes or until chicken is nearly cooked. Stir in okra; cook for a further 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender and chicken is cooked through.
3.Transfer chicken mafé to a large serving dish; top with peanuts and coriander. Serve with steamed millet and lime wedges.

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