West African Peanut Chicken Stew (Plasas) By Daring Gourmet

West African Peanut Chicken Stew (Plasas) By Daring Gourmet

West African Peanut Chicken Stew (Plasas). This dish is simply called plasas or sometimes also referred to as palava sauce or palaver sauce.  It doesn’t refer to a specific recipe so much as a specific kind of dish.  Plasas is a sauce comprised of some type of greens (either spinach, collard greens, kale, etc), some kind of meat, peanut butter for flavor and thickening, and often dried fish.  It’s commonly served with some kind of starchy side dish.

Simple ingredients come together to produce a BIG flavor in this delicious saucy stew.  Chicken, peanuts, tomatoes, greens and seasonings are showcased in this winning dish that will leave you licking your fingers.

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West African Peanut Chicken Stew (Plasas) By Daring Gourmet
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time1 hr 15 minsTotal Time1 hr 25 mins

Simple ingredients come together in this wonderfully flavorful Peanut Chicken Stew – a perfect example of West African comfort food at its best!

 1 1/2-2 pounds bone-in and skin-on chicken pieces (alternatively, beef is also commonly used)
 1 large yellow onion
 1 6 ounce can tomato paste ,not tomato sauce
 1 10- ounce package frozen spinach ,fully thawed and drained
 1/3 cup unsweetened peanut butter
 3 Maggie or Knorr tomato bouillon cubes(a popular ingredient in West African cooking)
 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
 1 cup strong chicken broth
 Optional: For some heat add some red chilis or hot sauce

Ingredients

 1 1/2-2 pounds bone-in and skin-on chicken pieces (alternatively, beef is also commonly used)
 1 large yellow onion
 1 6 ounce can tomato paste ,not tomato sauce
 1 10- ounce package frozen spinach ,fully thawed and drained
 1/3 cup unsweetened peanut butter
 3 Maggie or Knorr tomato bouillon cubes(a popular ingredient in West African cooking)
 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
 1 cup strong chicken broth
 Optional: For some heat add some red chilis or hot sauce
West African Peanut Chicken Stew (Plasas) By Daring Gourmet

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