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Groundnut Stew with Chicken & Spinach - Jikoni

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Groundnut Stew with Chicken & Spinach

Groundnut Stew with Chicken & Spinach

Get warm and cozy with a bowl of this creamy, nutty groundnut stew. This recipe is giving us exactly what we need— a little spice, a lot of body, and all the layers of flavor. Traditionally, groundnut stew is not cooked with greens but this version is modified by adding spinach. Enjoy with rice, fufu or on its own!

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Groundnut Stew with Chicken & Spinach

  • Author: Manifest Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6
  • Cuisine: Sierra Leonean/West African


Creamy, nutty stew with a kick that’s perfect for the colder days.


½  cup vegetable oil 

2 pounds chicken legs or thighs

1 ½ tablespoon tomato paste 

1 ½ large sweet onion, sliced

1 large sweet onion, chopped 

Chicken bouillon or Maggie cube (to taste)

1-2 scotch bonnet or habanero pepper (adjust for heat if needed)

1 red bell pepper chopped 

1 Roma tomato chopped 

2 cloves of garlic

1 ½ tablespoon thyme

1 ½ cup water

1 cup natural creamy peanut butter, with no added sugar

6 ounces fresh spinach




Mix a tablespoon at a time of water to natural peanut butter if it is stiff until it turns into a creamy paste. 

Adding any greens is completely optional. Spinach and collard greens are great.

Make this with whatever meat you like! (chicken parts, cow skin, smoked turkey, oxtail, beef cubes, beef tripe)

Substitute for 2 cups defrosted and drained chopped spinach


  • Serving Size: Makes/Serves 4-6

Keywords: groundnut, stew, chicken, dinner

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