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African Stew

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2 onions, peeled and diced
¼ cup vegetable oil
3 lbs. Boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
3 yams or sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
1 tsp. Salt
½ tsp. pepper
dash of cayenne powder
2 cups water 3 cups tomato juice
Optional cornstarch for thickening

Brown chicken and onions in oil until completely cooked, stirring frequently. Drain chicken, retaining 2 Tbsp. of oil. Place chicken, oil, and remaining ingredients (except cornstarch) in a large pot. Cover the pot and simmer over medium heat for 45-50 minutes. To thicken stew, blend cornstarch or flour into a small amount of water. Add mixture to stew and continue heating until desired consistency.

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My son brought home this recipe when he was in the first grade. His class made this stew in class after reading an African folk story. I have been making this stew ever since. My son is now 21 years old. My family loves it.

A neighbor of mine just dropped off two tomatoes from her garden.. I think I might have to try this this week. :)

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