West African Peanut-Chicken Stew

West African Peanut-Chicken Stew

From Betty's Soul Food Collection ... Chicken Helper® mix jump-starts a stew with chicken, peanut butter and tomatoes.

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lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 4)
box Betty Crocker® Chicken Helper® jambalaya
tablespoons vegetable oil
2 1/2
cups hot water
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with onion and pepper, undrained
lb sliced fully cooked Polish or kielbasa sausage, if desired
tablespoons peanut butter
  1. Cut chicken into strips, about 2x1/4 inch. In 3- to 4-quart saucepan, stir chicken and chicken seasoning (from jambalaya mix) until chicken is evenly coated; stir in oil. (For best results, use saucepan with nonstick finish.)
  2. Cook chicken uncovered over medium-high heat about 8 minutes, turning chicken over after 5 minutes, until dark brown on both sides. Stir in hot water, sauce mix and uncooked rice (from jambalaya mix), tomatoes and sausage. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 25 minutes, stirring once, until rice is tender.
  3. Stir in peanut butter. Cook about 2 minutes longer or until mixture is thickened. Cover; let stand about 5 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed.
Makes 5 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Freeze chicken breasts for up to 30 minutes, and they'll be much easier to cut.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 350
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 12g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 55mg;
  • Sodium 1080mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 34g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 25g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.