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Peanut chicken

Peanut chickenimage
image showing recipe preparationPreparation timeelementPreparation time15 min
image showing recipe preparationCooking timeelementCooking time45 min
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  • 2 onions
  • 4 chicken legs
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • Fine salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 180 g rice


  • Peel and finely chop the onions.
  • Remove the skin from the chicken thighs.
  • In a casserole dish, heat the oil over high heat and place the chicken legs to brown for 10 minutes, turning them regularly until they are golden brown on all sides.
  • Keep warm.
  • Add the peanut paste and tomato paste to the casserole dish.
  • Pour 3 glasses of water, add salt and pepper.
  • With a wooden spoon or spatula, scrape the bottom of the pan to remove the cooking juices from the chicken and mix to obtain a homogeneous sauce. Reduce heat to low.
  • Put the chicken legs back in the sauce and cover.
  • Simmer chicken thighs for 45 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Meanwhile, cook the rice.
  • Serve the rice with the chicken thighs, generously topped with peanut and tomato sauce.
Energy Total carbs Sugar Total fat Saturated fat Omega 3 Fibers Sodium
481.1 Kcal 37.1 g 4.0 g 18.5 g 4.2 g 0.1 g 2.0 g 242.4 g

The nutritionist's advice:

This traditional West African recipe, also known as Mafé, will delight the taste buds of those who love exotic food. For a lighter recipe, replace half the rice with grilled vegetables.