Peanut Sauce (Maffe Tiga, Guinean Style)

6 cups water

5 maggi cubes

1 large onion – chopped

Pinch of oregano

3 cloves garlic

1 Tbs lemon juice

2 Tbs tomato paste

Pinch of cayenne pepper

1 large tomato diced (remove seeds first)

1 (14 oz) jar natural peanut butter (no sugar added)

2 boneless chicken breasts cut into small pieces

4 habanero peppers

3 bay leaves

salt and pepper to taste

1 tbs oil

Saute the onion and garlic in the oil until tender. Add everything except the chicken and peanut butter. Bring it just to a boil to get the magi cubes dissolved. Bring it to a simmer and add the peanut butter. Let it simmer about an hour. Add the chicken breast. Simmer until the chicken breast is done (about 30 minutes). If you don’t want the sauce spicy, leave the peppers whole. If you’d like it spicy, break them up a little — but take care not to release too much of the oils — Habaneros are hot!

If you’re in a rush just add the peanut butter and chicken all at once and simmer until you like the consistency and the chicken is finished.