30 Minute MondaysAfricanChicken & PoultryMain DishOne Pot MealsSoups & StewsUnder 30 Minutes

Easy West African Peanut Chicken Soup

Try this West African Peanut Chicken Soup recipe on it’s own, or ladle it over rice or noodles for a deeply satisfying dinner.

Easy West African Peanut Chicken Soup (30 Minute Mondays!)

You knew it was going to be easy, right? Because today is yet another 30-Minute Monday, which means that this recipe is quick, easy, and on your dinner table faster than waiting for pizza delivery.

Easy West African Peanut Chicken Soup (30 Minute Mondays!) #chicken #soup

What is there to say about this West African Peanut Chicken Soup?

First, let’s talk about the color. I know that the pictures are kind of like BAM in your face, and that’s because there’s a lot of vibrant curry powder in the broth.

Try this West African Peanut Chicken Soup recipe on it's own, or ladle it over rice or noodles for a deeply satisfying dinner.

Secondly, the smell. Let’s say “aroma” instead because it sounds fancier.

Your kitchen is going to smell like the most heavenly mixture of ginger + cilantro + lime + garlic + curry + chilies.

It’s pretty much the best aroma ever.

Try this West African Peanut Chicken Soup recipe on it's own, or ladle it over rice or noodles for a deeply satisfying dinner.

Finally, the taste. The most important part, am I right? The peanut butter adds the most amazing velvety texture to the broth, while the tender chicken adds substance to the dish. The fresh herbs and spices are a perfect complement to the richness of the broth, and the garnish of chopped peanuts adds just the right amount of crunch.

Here’s the Recipe!

Easy West African Peanut Chicken Soup Recipe

Try this West African Peanut Chicken Soup recipe on it's own, or ladle it over rice or noodles for a deeply satisfying dinner.
4.1 from 11 votes
Pin Rate Save
Course: Soups & Stews
Cuisine: African
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 1053kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
Print Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless - skinless chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup peanut - or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root
  • 3 cloves garlic - peeled
  • 1 serrano chili pepper - halved and seeded
  • 5 cups chicken stock or broth - divided
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter**
  • 4 Tablespoons chopped peanuts
  • 3 scallions - chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime - cut into wedges

Instructions

  • Slice the chicken crosswise into ¼ inch thick strips. In a zipper-close bag, combine the flour, curry powder, salt and pepper. Add the chicken and give the bag a good shake to coat well.
  • In a large Dutch oven or other pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat for about 1 minute. Add the chicken pieces in a single layer and cook for 2 minutes per side.
  • Meanwhile, place the coriander, ginger, garlic, and chili pepper in the bowl of a small food processor and pulse to a mince.
  • Turn the heat down to medium and add the ginger mixture along with ½ cup of broth. Cook for 2 minutes, then add the peanut butter and toss well.
  • Add the remaining 4 ½ cups broth one cup at a time, slowly stirring to maintain the soup's texture. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste and add salt as needed.
  • To serve, pour the hot soup into individual bowls and garnish with chopped peanuts, scallions, cilantro, and a lime wedge.

NOTES

** If using the all-natural, sugar-free kind, add a teaspoon of sugar to the soup.
Nutrition Facts
Easy West African Peanut Chicken Soup Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
1053
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
43
g
66
%
Saturated Fat
 
9
g
56
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
28
g
Cholesterol
 
214
mg
71
%
Sodium
 
2493
mg
108
%
Carbohydrates
 
64
g
21
%
Fiber
 
9
g
38
%
Sugar
 
16
g
18
%
Protein
 
104
g
208
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Did you make this recipe?Take a picture and tag @thewanderlustkitchen on Instagram or tag #thewanderlustkitchen! We can't wait to see your version!

Like this Recipe?

Pin it now!

Pin It NowPin It Now

 

About the Author

Anetta

Hi, I'm Anetta! Welcome to The Wanderlust Kitchen, where I share recipes and travel stories from all around the world. Here you'll find a world of recipes you can have confidence in. These recipes celebrate authentic food heritage as well as modern techniques and ingredients. I believe that food brings us together as much as it sets us apart. Be brave, try something new!

Join the Conversation

Rate and Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating




Comments:

  1. I love making this….going to have a TWK soup buffet tonight! This and the buffalo chicken slow cooker soup and a salad! I LOVE THE FLAVORS IN THIS SOUP!!! nom nom nom

  2. Just made this and it was awesome! Made some rice and spooned it on top of that for a little more bulk. Also added green beans, peas, and yellow bell pepper for some more veggies and that worked really well. I also threw a Jalapeno in with the ginger/garlic cloves/red pepper cause my house all likes spicy food. Thanks for the recipe, highly recommend it to anyone.

  3. This looks and sounds delicious and like comfort food. The one thing I need help with is the curry. What kind of curry ? I don’t have any and don’t know what to buy. Take that back I do buy red or green Thai curry, yum!