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Recipe! Senegalese~Style Chicken Stew

This has got to be about the best chicken stew recipe I have EVER made – I get loads of requests for this. Aside from the fact that it’s just so darn yummy, it’s a good source of protein, so fills you up for longer, and has hardly any dietary sugar in it -YEY!

Ingredients: Servings: 8

  • 2 Tbsp EVOO

  • 2 white onions, diced

  • 2 Tbsp ginger paste

  • 2 tsp garlic paste

  • 1 tsp chilli paste

  • 1 yellow bell pepper

  • 1 green bell pepper

  • 200g carrot, diced (approx 4 whole)

  • 400g butternut squash (1/2 a squash)

  • 1L vegetable stock + extra water

  • 8 Tbps tahini paste

  • 750g cooked chicken, shredded

  • 200g kale or Savoy cabbage

Arrowroot powder to thicken


  • In a large pot with a lid (5L) heat the Olive Oil, then add the diced onions and garlic, ginger and chilli pastes. Stir well and sweat for 5 minutes, lid off.
  • Next add the peppers, carrots and squash, stir well and turn down the heat to low. Place lid on and cook for 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally.

  • Add the vegetable stock, mix, and make sure there is enough liquid to amply cover the veg (I usually have to add about 0.5L water) turn up heat to a simmering boil.

  • Add the tahini paste 1 Tbsp at a time -stir in each spoonful as you add it. Place lid on and simmer for 15 mins.

  • Add the cooked chicken and kale, stir well in, then replace lid and simmer for another 15 mins.

  • In the last few minutes, check to see if it’s thickened to your liking. If it’s still watery, mix approx 1 Tbsp Arrowroot into 2 Tbsp COLD water, then adding it a bit at a time, stir in whilst still on the heat until it thickens to your liking.

ENJOY – you are welcome 🙂

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 8

Per Serving

% Daily Value*

Calories 384

Total Fat 18.8g


Saturated Fat 3.4g


Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 74mg


Sodium 377mg


Potassium 668mg


Total Carb 21.9g


Dietary Fiber 4.7g


Sugars 4.9g

Protein 31g

Vitamin A 280% · Vitamin C 113%

Calcium 10% · Iron 15%

*Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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some of those really made me think though!


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thought of the day…..

What I’d like to know is how did things go from last night; “I’m going to decorate the hallway tomorrow” to this morning; “Right, so you paint those doors, and those doorframes, and I’ll start on the bathroom ceiling…” ?!?!

And 2 hours later… so far I’ve fed the cats and made sandwiches for lunch and said “right” and “hmmm” a lot, and he’s spent an hour getting stuff outta the shed, and an hour fannying about with the bedroom door handle mechanism!
I have a feeling it’s going to be a rather long day

Hello world!

So it’s WordPress now, not Window’s Live Spaces anymore.
I must say I was mighty miffed to discover that they’d just deleted my account and all it’s content, some of that took me ages to write! HOW WUDE!!
Luckily I have a habit of copying/saving stuff I write in word files on my pooter, so all is not lost (thankfully)
Anyhoo, that’s all, will copy & paste anything I think was of importance back into WP for future generations to peruse (or not, whatever!)