Chicken Groundnut Stew (Hkatenkwan)
Sunday, 28 December 2008
DescriptionGroundnut or peanut soups and stews are extremely popular in the cooking Ghana and Mali in West Africa; in fact, some consider it to be the most popular of all Sunday meals. Chicken is usually the preferred meat, but we have found that a variety of meats and seafood are also used, including beef, lamb, smoked fish, and crabs.
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Pour the water into a large saute pan, add the chicken, ginger, curry powder, chilies, onion, and saute the mixture for 15 minutes, turning several times.
While the chicken is cooking, mix together the peanut butter, tomato pulp, salt, and pepper and stir it into the chicken. Add the chicken stock, bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
When the chicken is tender, add the eggplant and the okra and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring twice. If the stew is thickened enough, serve it immediately. If the stew still has too much liquid, simmer it uncovered for several minutes.