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African-Style Almond & Chicken Stew Recipe

This one-dish stew has some of the best attributes of a great meal – easy preparation, healthy ingredients, and a unique, delicious taste. In this dish, the best flavors of Africa come together to create an impressive and satisfying meal for the Paleo eater.

African-Style Almond & Chicken Stew

It’s a quick dish that is fantastic on the day of preparation or as leftovers. If you are looking for something that will create variety in your flavor choices, this is the meal for you!

This dish includes healthy, whole ingredients, including nutrient-packet vegetables, ginger, and chicken breast.

The spices in this dish will add a layer of intensity to the dish – although the coconut milk and broth dilute the flavors a bit, consider cutting the amount of cayenne pepper used if you prefer a milder meal.

Although the ingredient list for this dish may seem complicated, taking a few minutes to get everything set out and prepped will be a huge timesaver once you get started. Make sure to gather your spices and measurements before you dive in, and this dish will come together quite easily.

To accompany this meal, pair it with a simple, cold salad (this Tomato and Spinach Salad is a great choice) – this will provide a break from some of the more intense flavors of the dish and create a balance to your meal.

After you’re finished, consider using up any remaining coconut milk with a delicious coconut milk drink or dessert for a distinctively sweet Paleo treat.

African-Style Almond & Chicken Stew Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 20 min Cook: 30 min

Ingredients

African-Style Almond & Chicken Stew Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. Melt some cooking fat (about 1 tbsp.) in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, ginger, cayenne, and coriander and cook, stirring until soft (about 2 to 3 minutes).
  3. Add the chicken and stir until well-coated with the spice mixture. Cook until browned (about 4 to 5 minutes).
  4. Pour in the chicken stock, coconut milk, and almond butter; stir until well-mixed.
  5. Add in the sweet potato and tomato; bring the stew to a boil.
  6. Lower heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes.
  7. Serve the stew topped with freshly sliced almonds.
African-Style Almond & Chicken Stew Recipe
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African-Style Almond & Chicken Stew Recipe

Invite the flavors of Africa to your table with this easy to prepare yet complex tasting, chicken-based stew.
Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Keyword african-style, almond, chicken stew
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 661kcal
Cost 10

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts skinless, boneless, and chopped into cubes
  • 1 sweet potato diced
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and minced
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger minced
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp. ground coriander
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds sliced
  • Cooking fat
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Melt some cooking fat (about 1 tbsp.) in a large skillet over medium heat.
    Cooking fat
  • Add the onion, garlic, ginger, cayenne, and coriander and cook, stirring until soft (about 2 to 3 minutes).
    1 onion, 2 garlic cloves, 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, 1 tsp. cayenne pepper, 1 tbsp. ground coriander, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Add the chicken and stir until well coated with the spice mixture. Cook until browned (about 4 to 5 minutes).
    4 chicken breasts
  • Pour in the chicken stock, coconut milk, and almond butter; stir until well-mixed.
    1 cup chicken stock, 1/4 cup coconut milk, 1/2 cup almond butter
  • Add in the sweet potato and tomato; bring the stew to a boil.
    1 sweet potato, 1 tomato
  • Lower heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Serve the stew topped with freshly sliced almonds.
    1/4 cup raw almonds

Nutrition

Calories: 661kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 66g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 253mg | Potassium: 1222mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 8824IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 5mg