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.

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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

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.

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

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

  1. Slice the chicken crosswise into 1/4 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Meanwhile, place the coriander, ginger, garlic, and chili pepper in the bowl of a small food processor and pulse to a mince.
  4. Turn the heat down to medium and add the ginger mixture along with 1/2 cup of broth. Cook for 2 minutes, then add the peanut butter and toss well.
  5. Add the remaining 4 1/2 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.
  6. 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

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1053|Total Fat: 43g|Saturated Fat: 9g|Trans Fat: 0g|Unsaturated Fat: 28g|Cholesterol: 214mg|Sodium: 2493mg|Carbohydrates: 64g|Fiber: 9g|Sugar: 16g|Protein: 104g|

Nutrition information has been auto-calculated for your convenience.

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September 15, 2014 | Last Updated on December 17, 2020 by Linda

9 thoughts on “Easy West African Peanut Chicken Soup”

  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

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  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.

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  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!

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