Tanzanian Curried Chicken-Banana Soup

"Spicy, sweet, aromatic, and succulent all at once.This is a wonderful soup, reflective of the hot African sun of its origin."
Tanzanian Curried Chicken-Banana Soup created by Kathy228
Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • In a Dutch oven, brown the chicken pieces in the oil.
  • Remove chicken, reserving, and add the onion and garlic to the pot.
  • Sauté until soft, then stir in the powdered chile, the curry, and the black pepper and fry for 2 more minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, stock, chicken pieces, and coconut, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Add it back into the pot with the banana chunks.
  • Simmer 10 minutes.
  • When ready to serve, ladle into bowls.

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  1. 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!
  2. SplitPea
    We hosted an African dinner last night and had this soup as a starter. Everybody loved it: it is sweet and spicy, the chicken adds a little substance to it and the tomatos are just lovely. Will definitely make it again - a larger portion next time!
  3. rikkimike
    I love this soup! My only advice is, if you are using dried coconut, only use half the amount (or even less), otherwise the soup will be too rich. Great recipe
  4. Lou6566
    I did like this and was surprised.I didn't want to give it any stars because I have never had any african food before so I have no comparison. I didn't think the bananas added anything to it, but then, like I said, I am not familiar with this type cooking... We are saving the leftovers for tomorrow.. thats how well we liked it. I will be interested in reading comments from others who DO know this type recipe. Maybe they have some suggestions that can help us newcomers to African type dishes. I recommend to those that have never tried this type dish, that they give it a whirl. They will probably be surprised. I didn't think it was too spicy, and I put the exact amount of chili peppers, and etc.
  5. Kathy228
    Tanzanian Curried Chicken-Banana Soup Created by Kathy228



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