West African Peanut Soup

Published Date
November 29th 2021
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Is it cold outside? Warm-up with this West African Peanut Soup. This tasty soup is quite popular in West Africa. And for a good reason - it's creamy, rich, and packed with flavor—the nutty peanut butter tones down the spiciness of the jalapeños. Peanut butter also packs tons of plant-based protein. Meanwhile, the shredded chicken makes this soup very filling. Your tummy will feel very satisfied.

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Author: Chigoziri Nwachuku
Average: 5 (3 votes)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
10 persons.



In large soup pot over medium heat, add olive oil. Once hot, add onion and sauté for about 4 minutes.

Add ginger, jalapeño, and garlic, and stir for 1 minute.

Add pepper, cumin, and tomato paste, and cook for 3 minutes, stirring well.

Add crushed tomatoes, chicken stock, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and peanut butter. Bring to a boil, stirring well.

Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes until sweet potatoes soften.

Add red bell pepper, shredded chicken breast, and salt, and cook for 5 minutes. 

Ladle into serving bowls and garnish with parsley. Enjoy!

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