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African Chicken & Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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African Chicken & Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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I came up with this when I combined some of my favorite ingredients: sweet potatoes, chicken and peanut butter. Add mango chutney and tomatoes and you've got a fantastic busy-week recipe. —Devon Delaney, Westport, CT
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs (about 2-1/4 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and finely chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup mango chutney
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place chicken in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sweet potatoes; cook and stir 10-12 minutes or until tender. In a small bowl, mix chutney and peanut butter; stir into sweet potatoes. Add tomatoes; heat through.
  3. Spoon potato mixture over chicken. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 180°. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as African Chicken & Sweet Potatoes in Simple & Delicious December/January 2014

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Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"Really enjoyed this dish! I used plain diced tomatoes since we don't like a lot of spiciness. I'll definitely serve this again."

Reviewed May. 21, 2015

"I'm not sure why this recipe only has 4 reviews! It is so delicious! I accidentally used a full cup of the mango chutney and it still turned out great! Will definitely make again and again since both my husband and I loved it."

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

"This dinner is packed with flavor, and it's so easy."

Reviewed Jun. 9, 2014 Edited Aug. 3, 2015

"We love this! The second time I prepared it I used the mild version of the diced tomatoes and green chiles, since the chutney I use is pretty spicy."

Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"Lovely dinner will definitely have it again"

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