Learn how to make Ghanaian Chicken and Peanut Soup

Let’s go all the way to Ghana, and try Chicken and peanut soup. It’s a special delicacy there, and it can be served with African Rice Balls.

You don’t need a lot of ingredients and it’s not hard to make and if you like peanuts, you will like this.

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  • 1(3 lb) chicken, cleaned and cut into 16 portions
  • 4small onions, peeled and chopped
  • 1tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 12teaspoons garlic paste
  • 21fluid ounces chicken stock
  • 1lb smooth peanut butter
  • 18ounces water
  • 1(14 ounce) can plum tomatoes
  • 1hot red pepper, de-seeded and roughly chopped
  • salt, to taste


  1. Place a large saucepan/casserole pot over a medium heat. Fry the chicken pieces, skin side down, for 10 minutes or until browned. Using tongs, turn the pieces of chicken over to seal the underside.
  2. Stir in two of the onions, ginger and garlic for five minutes or until translucent and softened.
  3. Pour in the chicken stock and season with salt. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. In a separate small saucepan, mix together the peanut butter with the water. Gently bring the mixture to the boil, stirring occasionally to.
  5. prevent burning and a lumpy mixture. Gently simmer for 5–10 minutes or until the oil from the peanut butter settles on the surface.
  6. In a food processor, blend together the remaining two onions with the tinned tomatoes and red pepper. Add this mixture to the chicken and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Finally, add the peanut butter mixture to the chicken pan and simmer for a further 30 minutes.
  8. Optional – pour soup into a bowl and place rice ball in the middle.
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