African Groundnut Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew


This recipe for chicken and sweet potato stew is a “30 minutes or less” entry in the Fast & Fresh Dairy-Free Time Trials Recipe Contest, submitted by reader Devon Delaney. For the creamy peanut butter base, Devon uses Coconut Milk Beverage from So Delicious.

African Groundnut Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew Recipe

Fast and Fresh Dairy Free Time Trials Recipe ContestThis African peanut chicken and sweet potato stew boasts several flavorful additions, including mango chutney, allspice, green chilies, and rich peanut butter.

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Special Diet Notes & Options: African Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, tree nut-free, and soy-free.

African Groundnut Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew
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Serves: 4
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon all-spice
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 10-ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 16-ounce can sweet potatoes, drained, cut in ½-inch cubes
  • 2 cups So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Beverage
  • ¼ cup mango chutney
  • ⅓ cup smooth peanut butter
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped roasted peanuts
  1. Heat olive oil in a large soup pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, garlic, onion, all-spice and cayenne to the soup pot and cook for 7 minutes until chicken is browning and cooked through.
  2. Add the tomatoes, sweet potatoes, coconut milk, chutney and peanut butter to the soup pot and bring up to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium and let simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste, stir in parsley, heat through and serve with peanuts sprinkled on top.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Roberta Carichner on

    I made the African Groundnut Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew last night. The only change I made in the recipe was using fresh sweet potato, steamed and mashed. This was a real delight – unusual and delicious. Thank you for this terrific recipe.

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