Macro Monday - African Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew - IIFYM

January 13, 2021
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Quick, easy and delicious! This Macro Monday recipe for African Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew hits the spot and hits your IIFYM!

Make it today, eat it all week, enjoy this IIFYM Macro Monday!

IFYM, Macro Monday, 9/25/17, African Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew

Nutritional Facts:

Yields: 8 servings

Serving Size: ⅛ recipe

Calories: 390

Carbohydrates: 27g

Protein: 28g

Fat: 19g


• 2 medium sweet potatoes

• 1 can chickpeas (garbanzos), (15–19 oz), drained

• 1 3/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs

• 1 (14.5-oz) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained

• 1 (10-oz) can diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained

• 8 oz pre-diced bell pepper mix (1 1/2 cups)

• 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

• 1 teaspoon garlic paste

• 2 1/2 cups unsalted chicken stock (or broth)

• 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

• 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped

• 1/2 cup roasted unsalted peanuts, coarsely chopped


1. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Drain chickpeas.

2. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch pieces (wash hands).

3. Place in slow cooker: chicken, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, chickpeas, peppers, seasoning, garlic, and stock; cover and cook on HIGH for 2 1/2–3 hours (or 4–6 hours on LOW) or until potatoes are tender and chicken is 165°F.

4. Remove 1 cup of liquid from the stew and whisk in the peanut butter until blended; stir mixture into stew. Chop cilantro and peanuts. Serve with stew.

*For less fat, use partial white chicken breast instead of all dark meat.

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