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African-Style Peanut, Okra, and Tomato Gumbo

Snuggle up with a book, a blanket, and this warm, African-inspired gumbo.


  • 11 oz okra
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • 28 oz chicken thigh fillets, chopped
  • 2 large brown onions, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp sambal oelek
  • 5 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste (2 oz)
  • 1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter (3 oz)
  • 1 large potato, chopped
  • 2 cups water


1. Trim stems from okra. Heat 1 tsp peanut oil in large saucepan; cook chicken, stir until browned. Drain on a paper towel.

2. Heat remaining oil in pan; cook onion, garlic, and sambal oelek. Stir until onion is soft. Return chicken to pan and add the remaining ingredients; cover and simmer for 30 minutes, or until potato is tender.

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