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African-Style Slow Cooker Chicken Stew Recipe

If African flavors have escaped your palate thus far, it is time to put an end to the trials and tribulations of missing out on ethnic cuisine.

African-Style Slow Cooker Chicken Stew in a big bowl.

After all, if you have consumed beef pho, at home or abroad, and found it irresistibly amazing, then let adventure run wild and see where it takes you – somewhere along the way, you are even bound to end up with an enticing baking dishful of Indian-style lemongrass chicken.

This particular recipe calls for chicken pieces. What you do with that is entirely up to you, though we do suggest slow cooking a combination of legs and thighs, with the skin on.

While most traditional African chicken stew recipes would call out for peanut butter, 1/2 a cup or more, you can skip that part since it is a non-Paleo ingredient. If you desire a thicker stew, you could add some almond butter or chop up and add a medium size sweet potato instead.

And if you want to toss in a little heat, go right ahead with a generous sprinkle of cayenne, or dice up some sliced hot peppers.

If you adore this dish and are seeking more African-flavored inspiration, we have one more option in our recipe index just for you: African-style almond and chicken stew. In under an hour, you will be diving into a heartwarming bowl of chicken, sweet potato, and spices that are sure to please the most curious and explorative eaters. It’s fun scouting out new-to-you international recipes, isn’t it?

African-Style Slow Cooker Chicken Stew Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 20 min Cook: 8 h

Ingredients

African-Style Slow Cooker Chicken Stew preparation.

Preparation

  1. Melt some cooking fat in a skillet over high heat.
  2. Season the chicken pieces to taste.
  3. Brown the chicken in the skillet on all sides; about 2 minutes per side.
  4. Place the chicken pieces in the slow cooker with the carrots and green onions.
  5. In a bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken stock, garlic, cumin, paprika, thyme, and season to taste.
  6. Give everything a good stir and pour over the chicken.
  7. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
African-Style Slow Cooker Chicken Stew in a big bowl.
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African-Style Slow Cooker Chicken Stew Recipe

There is nothing better than coming home to an African-style slow cooker chicken stew at the end of a long day, cauliflower couscous optional.
Course Soup
Cuisine African
Keyword african-style, chicken, recipe, slow cooker, stew
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 787kcal
Cost 10

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 lbs. chicken pieces
  • 4 to 5 Roma tomatoes chopped
  • 4 carrots sliced
  • 3 to 4 green onions sliced
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • Cooking fat
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Melt some cooking fat in a skillet over high heat.
    Cooking fat
  • Season the chicken pieces to taste.
    3 to 4 lbs. chicken pieces, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Brown the chicken in the skillet on all sides; about 2 minutes per side.
  • Place the chicken pieces in the slow cooker with the carrots and green onions.
    4 carrots, 3 to 4 green onions
  • In a bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken stock, garlic, cumin, paprika, thyme, and season to taste.
    4 to 5 Roma tomatoes, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, 1/2 cup chicken stock, 3 garlic cloves, 1/2 tsp. cumin powder, 1 tbsp. paprika, 1 tsp. dried thyme, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Give everything a good stir and pour over the chicken.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 787kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 66g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 256mg | Sodium: 443mg | Potassium: 1075mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4470IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 7mg