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African Chicken & Sweet Potatoes Recipe

African Chicken & Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD: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.

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rodiern User ID: 2058908 270024
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2017

"This recipe was a surprise - unique blend of flavors, absolutely delicious! And easy! Prepared as presented, no additions/subtractions. It's a winner!"

Rhoni347 User ID: 6294550 260655
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2017

"We really liked this a lot. Very unique flavor profile and so easy to make. The only brand of mango chutney I could find was Gray's brand. The recipe is a little spicy, as others have noted, I'm not sure if it's the Rotel or the chutney, or both. However, we found it to be a mild enough spice for us. If anyone has an aversion to spicy foods though, they may not enjoy it as much."

cyounce User ID: 2118537 230692
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."

akemmerl9 User ID: 8091698 226706
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."

Ellie31773 User ID: 5796034 220251
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

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

browns19fan User ID: 919833 190550
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."

101donna User ID: 7679142 140047
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"Lovely dinner will definitely have it again"

ColleenaG User ID: 1190332 200350
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"Two words...Loved it. I can see why this was a contest winner. I had not used mango chutney (found it in the ethnic isle - Indian - around $4) before but it added so much to this dish. I served it with white rice and my family thought it was delicious."

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