West African Peanut Soup

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Makes: 8 cups
Serving Size 1 cup
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Recipe Notes

  • Broth can be canned or made using bouillon. For each cup of broth use 1 cup very hot water and 1 teaspoon or 1 cube bouillon.
  • For more peanut flavor, add chopped peanuts.
  • To avoid peanuts or peanut butter, try sunflower seeds or sunflower seed butter.

Ingredients

2⁄3 cup
onion, diced
1 Tablespoon
toasted sesame oil
1 clove
garlic, minced or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup
cooked skinless chicken breast, diced
1 1⁄2 teaspoons
curry powder
1⁄2 teaspoon
pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon
crushed red pepper flakes
3 cups
reduced sodium fat-free chicken broth (see notes)
1 can
(6 ounces) tomato paste
2 cans
(14 1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, unsalted
6 Tablespoons
reduced-fat peanut butter

Directions

  1. In a large pot saute onion in sesame oil until translucent; add garlic and chicken and stir to heat through.
  2. Add seasonings and saute 1 minute longer.
  3. Add broth, tomato paste, tomatoes, and peanut butter. Stir until well combined.
  4. Heat over medium heat until hot but not boiling. Serve immediately.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Broth can be canned or made using bouillon. For each cup of broth use 1 cup very hot water and 1 teaspoon or 1 cube bouillon.
  • For more peanut flavor, add chopped peanuts.
  • To avoid peanuts or peanut butter, try sunflower seeds or sunflower seed butter.
Last updated: 02/26/17

3 Comments for "West African Peanut Soup"

This was such a wonderful combination of flavors.  I will definitely make it again.

I made this for a local food bank audience to sample. It was a simple recipe to scale up and most folks really enjoyed the flavors. A few people commented that it was too spicy so I might suggest leaving out some of the red pepper flakes if preparing for a mixed audience. When I make this at home I include frozen green peas and top with a handful of toasted cashews and some golden raisins. It's a favorite!

Very good. Tomatoes and chicken add extra flavor. Next time I am going to add some extra chopped peanuts for even more flavor.

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