Chicken and sweet potato tagine with peanuts


Just before I covered my tagine in 20 meters of bubble wrap and carefully placed it in a box (I wrote “fragile” on this box like 20 times) for the big move, I had to prepare something delicious in it for old times’ sake.

We are actually planning to keep all our things in a storage unit until we find the perfect little house in George to move into – so who knows when I’ll have the chance to use the tagine again. *shudder*

Chicken, sweet potatoes, chilli, peanut butter, coriander – these are the things tagine heaven is made of. It is rustic, hearty and all-round awesome. Sigh, how I love my tagine.




6 chicken drumsticks

1 onion, chopped

1 teaspoon garlic

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon ginger

1 teaspoon coriander

2 teaspoons chilli flakes

2 sweet potatoes, cut into chunks

200 ml chicken stock

1 can of tomatoes

200 ml peanut butter

Handful of peanuts


  1. Heat up the base of the tagine and saute the onion and garlic in a splash of oil. Add the chicken and brown the drumsticks.
  2. Add the cinnamon, ginger, coriander and chilli flakes and fry for another 2 minutes or so.
  3. Add the sweet potatoes and cover it with the chicken stock. Cover the tagine and let it simmer for about 1 hour.
  4. Add the tomatoes and peanut butter and simmer for another hour, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the peanuts just before serving with couscous, fresh coriander, red chilli and lemon.

8 thoughts on “Chicken and sweet potato tagine with peanuts

  1. Suné this dish looks delicious! The weather is still cold in the Western Cape, and this dish will help to warm me up!

  2. Eek good luck with the move!! The most stressful part is packing all your most precious breakable things. Love all the flavors in this. Peanut and sweet potato are a favorite combo of mine!

    1. Thanks Joanne. It was quite nerve wrecking … I’ve got major empty nest syndrome at the moment. 😛
      This was the first time I used sweet potato with peanut butter, and I was really thrilled. 🙂

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