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African Inspired Turkey Peanut Stew

African Inspired Turkey and Peanut Stew

Course Main Course
Cuisine African, American
Keyword African Peanut Stew, Turkey
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 330kcal


  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes or more if you like it spicy
  • 1 cup diced red pepper
  • 1 medium sweet potato peeled and cut into ½ inch pieces – about 4 cups
  • 1 796 ml can diced or crushed fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable or poultry broth
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 lb turkey breast cut into ½ inch pieces, and sprinkled with salt and pepper
  • 1 398 ml can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups tightly packed spinach
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Peanuts for serving
  • Cilantro for serving optional


  • In a large pot over medium heat, add the oil. Sauté the onions, garlic and ginger until the onions are soft and translucent.
  • While the onions are sautéing, take 1 cup of the broth, and mix it with the peanut butter until smooth (an emersion blender makes quick work of this step). Set aside.
  • Add in the chili powder, paprika and red pepper flakes to the pot and heat for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add in the red pepper, sweet potato, tomatoes with their juices, remaining broth, plus the broth with peanut butter. Mix to combine.
  • Add the turkey breast. Put the lid on the pot and bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sweet potato is fork-tender and the turkey has cooked through.
  • Stir in the chickpeas and spinach and cook until the spinach has wilted.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve with peanuts and cilantro (optional)


Calories: 330kcal