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African Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

 African Chicken & Sweet Potatoes
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
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Place chicken in a greased 13x9-in. baking
  • dish; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Spoon potato mixture over chicken. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until
  • a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 180°. Yield: 6 servings.