African Peanut Chicken Soup

"This soup has some strange ingredients, but I swear that it's some of the best soup I've ever had."
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  • Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large pot.
  • Add 2-3 chicken breasts, diced; 1 onion,chopped; and 3 cloves of garlic, chopped.
  • Stir and cook 5 minutes or until chicken is done.
  • Peel 2 medium sweet potatoes then either grate, food process, chop, or bake/microwave and mash them.
  • Add the sweet potatoes to the pot along with 1 green bell pepper, chopped; 1 red bell pepper, chopped; 2 cans of chicken broth (or 3 1/2 cups chicken broth made with chicken bullion); 1 1/2 cups V-8 or tomato juice; 1 teaspoons ginger; and 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper. Mix well.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes or until veggies are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Add 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter and stir constantly until well blended.
  • Serve.

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  1. Excellent! Personally, I like a little more onion, but otherwise, made as directed. I served with brown rice.
  2. Excellent recipe that i have made several times now, but have not posted a review till now. I have made as is, and sometimes I play around a bit. Last night I added a pablono pepper, and ground coriander, and added a little parsly before serving. Here in the state we don't think of chicken and peanut butter going together very often, but IT IS SUCH A GOOD COMBO. thanks Paisley!
  3. The taste is delicious, AND it is a breeze to put together, my favorite combination!
  4. Absolutely delicious! I made this for my partner whos originally from Ivory Coast, and he said when he walked through the door he thought to himself "this doesnt smell like my girlfriends cooking, this smells like home!" I served it with basmati rice and we polished off the whole lot in one evening! We jus kept going back for more! I must say, when I was making it, I was a little unsure about adding the peanut butter at the end, it was looking so good I was scared of ruining it, but Ive now realised that thats the ingredient that makes it so devine! Thank you so much for a wonderful recipe :o) PS Sorry, completely forgot to add that I just chopped the sweet potatoes into bit size chunks and added them to the pot, they cooked fine and made the soup a bit 'chunkier', which we prefer.
  5. I made this mainly because I was searching for a recipe using V8 since I had several cans left over. I was pleasantly surprised since it was great! My boyfriend also loved it. I made a few changes: I didn't have any chicken broth on hand so I just used water; I'm trying to eat lower fat so I grilled the chicken on the Foreman grill and then reduced the olive oil to 1 tsp; I am a garlic fiend so I used much more garlic. It was great and pretty quick to make.



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