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.
- 1 whole chicken, cut up, any parts, any amount
- 1 large onion, chopped
- palm oil
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1⁄2 cup peanut butter (natural or homemade, containing only peanuts and salt)
- hot chili peppers or cayenne pepper, to taste
- Fill a large pot with enough water for soup.
- Bring it to a boil.
- Add the chicken and boil it until the meat is done and a broth is obtained.
- While the chicken is boiling, gently sauté the onion in several tablespoons of palm oil until the onion is tender.
- Remove the chicken from the broth and remove meat from bones. (Save the broth and keep it at a low simmer.).
- Combine one cup of the chicken broth with the peanut butter and tomato paste and stir until smooth.
- Return the chicken meat to the broth and add the peanut butter-tomato paste mixture.
- Stir and continue to simmer until the soup is thickened.