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Chicken XimXim With Ground Peanuts

Chicken XimXim With Ground Peanuts
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In African dialect, ximxim means "stew." Using ground peanuts, shrimp and coconut in stews is distinctly African. Enjoy spooned over brown rice.

Prep: 50 | Total Time: 70
  • 4 teaspoons
    extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 pounds
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon
  • 1 pinch of
    freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large
    onion, chopped
  • plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup
    chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 cloves
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup
    dried shrimp, or 3 tablespoons fish sauce, optional
  • 1/4 cup
    roasted peanuts
  • 1 14-ounce can
    chicken broth, reduced-sodium
  • red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup
    “lite” coconut milk
  1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken, salt and pepper and sauté, stirring often, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in the pot over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, parsley and garlic, reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until thick and bubbly, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place dried shrimp (if using) in a food processor and process until finely ground. Transfer to a small bowl. Add peanuts to the processor and process until finely ground. Combine the ground shrimp (or fish sauce), if using, with the ground peanuts.
  4. Add broth, coconut milk and the peanut mixture to the pot. Increase heat to medium, bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Add the reserved chicken and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 8 servings
  • Calories216
  • Fat9 g
    • Saturated fat3 g
  • Cholesterol63 mg
  • Carbohydrates7 g
    • Dietary fiber2 g
  • Protein26 g
  • Sodium253 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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