Sunday, October 16, 2011

Recipe 35/50 : Ghana : Hkatenkwan

Hkatenkwan, or nkatenkwan, is a tasty version of the dish enjoyed in Ghana. This rich, filling stew is traditionally served with hard-boiled eggs and various condiments to sprinkle over the top.


3 pound Chicken, cut into serving pieces
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
3 tablespoon Oil
1 medium onion minced
4 Garlic cloves, minced
4 hot chile peppers, minced
1 cup crushed tomato
4 cups Water or chicken broth
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups Okra, cut into rounds
Hard-boiled eggs, peeled (optional)
1.Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high flame. Brown the chicken pieces, a few at a time, on all sides in the hot oil. Remove to a plate and set aside.
2.Reduce the heat to medium and add the onions, garlic and chile peppers. Sauté until cooked down and the onion becomes translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook for another 5 to 6 minutes to reduce the liquid in the tomatoes a little.
3.Add the water or broth, browned chicken pieces, salt and pepper to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 45 minutes.
4.In a small bowl mix the peanut butter with about 1 cup of the simmering stew liquid and stir until the peanut butter is smooth. Stir the peanut butter into the simmering stew. Then stir in the okra or green beans and the hard-boiled eggs. Simmer for another 15 to 20 minutes
5.Garnish with boiled eggs and serve the stew over rice!


  1. this sounds wonderful, I wish my computer had a smelling button,,

  2. hi saji, first time i read a recipe from ghana. chicken with peanut butter must be a bit sweet.
    makes a good twist for the taste buds