Muamba Nsusu - (Congo Chicken Soup)

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This soup version of Sub-Saharan Africa's ubiquitous Chicken in Peanut-Tomato Sauce comes from the Kongo people of the two Congos and Angola; it has much in common with other African peanut soups and sauces. From the Congo Cookbook. Times and servings are estimates.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Fill a large pot with enough water for soup.
  2. Bring it to a boil.
  3. Add the chicken and boil it until the meat is done and a broth is obtained.
  4. While the chicken is boiling, gently sauté the onion in several tablespoons of palm oil until the onion is tender.
  5. Remove the chicken from the broth and remove meat from bones. (Save the broth and keep it at a low simmer.).
  6. Combine one cup of the chicken broth with the peanut butter and tomato paste and stir until smooth.
  7. Return the chicken meat to the broth and add the peanut butter-tomato paste mixture.
  8. Stir and continue to simmer until the soup is thickened.