African Casserole with Chicken and Sweet Potato Recipe

African Casserole with Chicken and Sweet Potato Recipe

Prep time: 15 minutes — Cook time: 35 minutes — Total time: 50 minutes — Serving: 2 people



An easy and delicious recipe for an amazing African casserole full of tasty ingredients like sweet potatoes, tomato, chicken, and peanutbutter. This is a meal that most likely different from what you’re used to making, and it’s definitely worth trying.



7.05 oz (200 g) chicken breast

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

0.5 yellow onion

1 garlic clove

0.6 in (1.5 cm) ginger

4.41 oz (125 g) sweet potato

0.3 teaspoon chili flakes

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon paprika

0.5 chicken bouillon cube

0.63 cups (1.5 dl) water

0.35 oz (10 g) tomato purée

7.05 oz (200 g) diced tomato, canned

1.23 oz (35 g) peanutbutter

0.2 cups (0.5 dl) creme fraiche

0.3 bundle fresh parsley

0.88 oz (25 g) almonds



  1. Grab your favorite KUMA knife and dice onion and garlic. Peel sweet potatoes and dice them.
  2. Dice the chicken with your KUMA knife.
  3. Heat up a pot with oil and add onion and garlic to sauté on medium heat until soft.
  4. With your KUMA Paring Knife, peel ginger and cut it into fine little pieces. Add ginger and spices to the pot.
  5. Add chicken and cook it until it gets color on all sides.
  6. Crumble the bouillon cube into the pot and add water. Stir well to incorporate.
  7. Now add diced tomatoes, tomato purée, peanutbutter and diced sweet potatoes.
  8. Let the pot simmer under lid for 25-30 minutes. Stir frequently so it doesn’t burn.
  9. Taste with salt/pepper.
  10. Serve with chopped almonds, creme fraiche and finely sliced parsley.


Recipe for African casserole dish with sweet potatoes

Do you want to try a different and easy simmer dish? Then an African casserole is a great idea. This is a meal full of delicious African flavors. It’s made with tomato, sweet potatoes, chicken and peanutbutter. The dish is nicely seasoned without becoming too hot.

Simmer dishes for dinner are always a hit. It’s quick to whip together and after that it just stays on the heat minding its own business (mind the frequent check and stir so it doesn’t burn).

This is a delicious recipe for easy dinner that you can eat as is or serve with rice, brown rice, or cauliflower rice etc. 

We use almonds to top off with as garnish along with the creme fraiche scoop and fresh parsley.

This meal is delicious so I’m sure you’ll finish the entire pot, but if you do have leftovers it tastes even better the next day. So here you get a delicious dinner or an even better lunch the day after. For that reason we sometimes like to double the ingredients when cooking so we’ll be sure to have some leftovers!

Can I use anything other than chicken?

You can replace the chicken with diced beef if you wish. That tastes amazing, too! Furthermore, an African casserole can easily be made as a vegetarian meal so you can also replace the meat with more vegetables.

Can I replace the sweet potatoes?

You can use pretty much any veggies you find in your fridge. This is easy dinner when it’s best! We have used anything from zucchini, chickpeas, red lentils, bell pepper etc. in this casserole. All of those go great in the recipe. Carrots also make a nice addition as they bring some of the sweet element that sweet potatoes do.

Meals like this are a great opportunity to clear out the vegetable drawer and use your leftovers.


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