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Spicy African Chicken Peanut Soup

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Cook Time: 15 min.
This unusual blend of bold flavors will shake up your taste buds.


  • 1 Tbs sesame oil
  • 18 oz boned and skinned chicken breast, (3 breast halves) cut into 1-inch (2.5cm) pieces
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 Tbs garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 6 cups chicken broth, (canned or homemade)
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 2 cups stewed tomatoes, chopped (one 15-ounce can)
  • 1/3 cup chunky peanut butter


  • In a large Dutch oven or soup pot, heat the sesame oil.
  • Add chicken, onion and garlic, sautéing over medium heat until chicken pieces turn opaque.
  • Add curry powder, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, chicken broth, tomato paste, stewed tomatoes and peanut butter.
  • Heat through, but don’t boil. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 259
  Calories from Fat 98 (38%)
(17%)Total Fat 11g
(10%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(15%)Cholesterol 46mg
(33%)Sodium 800mg
(24%)Potassium 852mg
Total Carbohydrate 19g
(11%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 9g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(45%)Protein 22g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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