Tigua Degué aka Mafé – Chicken in Peanut Butter Sauce2018-03-23
- Servings: 4
Tigua Degué is the national dish of Mali, a country situated in West Africa.
It is also a popular dish in Senegal where it is known as Mafé.
It is usually cooked with either chicken or meat (beef or lamb), some vegetables and the signature ingredient, peanut butter.
I have cooked this dish to my friends countless times, and they all loved it.
- 1 chicken, cut in pieces and skin removed
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 4 tbsp of peanut butter
- 2 tomatoes, chopped + 1 tbsp of tomato paste
- 3 tbsp of olive oil
- 1 celery stick, diced
- 3 carrots, peeled and cut into halves
- 2 medium potatoes, cut into four pieces
- 1 large sweet potato, cut into four pieces
- 1/4 of white or green cabbage, shredded
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- Green beans (optional)
- 1 green or red chili, to taste
- 1/2 l of water + 1 organic chicken stock cube
- Pepper and salt, to taste
Heat the olive oil in a large pot over a medium heat. Fry the chicken until slightly coloured then put aside.
In the same pot, fry the onions followed by the garlic, celery and bell pepper. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, chili and the peanut butter. Toss for 1 minute then add the water, the stock cube and the chicken pieces.
Simmer for 15 minutes before adding the vegetables except the sweet potato which will be added few minutes before the end of the cooking.
Season with salt and pepper then cook for about 30 minutes until the sauce thickens and all is cooked through.
Serve with the rice of your choice.