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14 INGREDIENTS9 STEPS55MIN

West African Plasas and Foo Foo

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This is West African Chicken, Spinach, Tomato and Peanut Stew with Cassava. There is not much one can say about Plasas – essentially, it is a simple chicken stew. On the other hand, it is without a doubt one of the most delicious chicken dishes anywhere.

55MIN

Total Cooking Time

14

Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Servings:
4
Serves 4
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2
Cassava
1/3 cup
2 Tbsp
Peanut Oil
2
Onions , diced
1 1/4 cups
Canned Diced Tomatoes
1/3 cup
Peanut Butter
to taste
Hot Chili Pepper
2 Tbsp
Garlic Paste
to taste
to taste
Cayenne Pepper
4 cups
Chicken Stock
9 1/2 cups
Fresh Baby Spinach
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Step 1
Cut the Cassava (2) in half, and cover with lightly salted water, simmer slowly until the flesh feels tender when pierced with a small knife. Then, remove from the water, and remove the center string.
Step 2
Into a bowl, add the Butter (1/3 cup) . Rise the cassava to the butter, and season with Garlic Paste (1 Tbsp) , Kosher Salt (to taste) and Cayenne Pepper (to taste) . Stir well until smooth. The texture should be a bit firmer than mashed potatoes.
Step 3
Season Chicken Drumsticks (4 lb) of your choice with Kosher Salt (to taste) and Cayenne Pepper (to taste) .
Step 4
Saute the chicken in Peanut Oil (2 Tbsp) , until golden on all sides
Step 5
Remove the chicken from the pan and to the same pan add the Onions (2) .Saute until translucent
Step 6
Add Canned Diced Tomatoes (1 1/4 cups) , Canned Tomato Purée (1 cup) , Peanut Butter (1/3 cup) , Hot Chili Pepper (to taste) , Garlic Paste (1 Tbsp) , Kosher Salt (to taste) and Cayenne Pepper (to taste) . Saute for 3 minutes until bubbly
Step 7
Add in the Chicken Stock (4 cups) , and return the chicken to the pan. Simmer the mixture for about 45 minutes.
Step 8
Add in the Fresh Baby Spinach (9 1/2 cups) , and simmer for one more minute.
Step 9
Serve together with the foo foo. Enjoy!

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