Tanzanian Curried Chicken-Banana Soup

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Steve P.

Spicy, sweet, aromatic, and succulent all at once.This is a wonderful soup, reflective of the hot African sun of its origin.

Top Review by Da Huz

This was delicious! We followed the recipe except that we doubled the banana and used canned diced tomatoes. Good blend of spices, flavorful but not overpowering. We will definitely make this again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown the chicken pieces in the oil.
  2. Remove chicken, reserving, and add the onion and garlic to the pot.
  3. Sauté until soft, then stir in the powdered chile, the curry, and the black pepper and fry for 2 more minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes, stock, chicken pieces, and coconut, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. When the chicken is done, remove, let cool, then strip away the meat and cut it into bite-sized chunks, discarding the skin and bones.
  6. Add it back into the pot with the banana chunks.
  7. Simmer 10 minutes.
  8. When ready to serve, ladle into bowls.

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