This chicken stew recipe is based on a Brazilian dish and developed using Go Spice Bahia but it is very versatile and can be used with many of our blends. The cashew and peanuts add an extra texture and compliment the softness of the chicken.
For the marinade
juice of 3 limes
3 large fresh tomatoes, chopped
2 large onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 red peppers, chopped
½ bunch fresh mint, chopped
½ bunch fresh coriander leaves, chopped
6 tsp Go Spice Blend
1 kg chicken legs and thighs
5 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp grated fresh ginger root
½ tsp salt
100g cashew nuts, chopped
100g peanuts, chopped
Combine the marinade ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the chicken pieces, cover with cling film and leave to marinate for 2 hours in the fridge.
Remove the chicken from the marinade and reserve the mixture.
In a saucepan, heat 3 tbsp of the oil and fry the chicken until yellow-brown on all sides. Add the marinade, ginger, salt, and some water. Cook over a medium heat for 20 minutes, adding water as required and stirring regularly.
Add the nuts, and the rest of the oil. Cook for 5-10 minutes more. Check the chicken is cooked through.
Serve with rice or potatoes.