Tigadegena (Maafe, Groundnut Stew) is a West African Peanut Stew that originated in Mali. There are many variations, depending on the region and family, throughout West Africa. This recipe combines peanuts, peanut butter, tomatoes, chicken, collard greens, and sweet potatoes over a bed of rice or fonio (a type of grain common in Mali). For peanut lovers, this is a great stew to try with the inclusion of both roasted peanuts and peanut butter.
This was a great vegetable-packed meal for Evan. He wouldn’t/couldn’t eat the collard greens in ribbon form, but had no issue after I cut them into bite size pieces. This recipe made a lot of food, so I froze the leftovers for future lunches.