African potato stew
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African Potato Stew (Potato hot Pot)

This classic African potato stew, otherwise known as potato hot-pot, is the ultimate comfort food. It doesn’t take much time to make and I promise it’s well worth the effort.
Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Keyword potato hot pot, potato stew
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Jayne Rain


  • 1 kg skinless chicken or legs or whole chopped chicken
  • 2 kg Irish potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 3 medium carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup green beans washed and chopped
  • 1 paprika washed and chopped
  • 1 habanero pepper
  • 1 large onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp green seasoning paste or garlic-ginger paste
  • 4 large tomatoes washed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 seasoning cube
  • 1 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups water


  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat.  Add onions and sauté for about 3 minutes till nicely browned.
  • To that, add green seasoning paste and sauté till fragrant; about 1 minute.
  • At this point, add salt, seasoning cube, pepper and sauté for 30 seconds.
  • Follow by adding the tomatoes and fry the tomatoes till well broken down and cooked. 
  • Add chicken and stir till well coated with the tomato sauce.  Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pot and cook the chicken for 5 minutes without adding water.  The chicken will produce some of its juices, so don't worry.
  • After 5 minutes, add water, habanero pepper, and the potatoes and mix well. Cover the pot and simmer on medium-low heat for 15 minutes. 
  • Lastly, add carrots, paprika, and green beans. Mix gently, adjust seasoning if necessary and simmer once more with a covered lid for 5 minutes.