African Peanut Butter Soup Recipe

African Peanut Butter Soup Recipe

African Peanut Butter Soup is a well-known West African dish. Consisting of ingredients such as okra pods, garden eggs, chicken and bay leaves this dish takes only 20 minutes to prepare and 60 minutes to cook.

There are a number of African recipes that are peanut butter based and this also extends to various types of soups.


  • 2 medium onions (peeled and kept whole)
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 1 whole chicken (cut into pieces)
  • 8 garden eggs (African aubergine)
  • 15 okra pods
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1 piece ginger (1 inch, freshly grated)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 6 tablespoons peanut butter (heaped)
  • 1.8 litres chicken stock (use reduced salt stock cubes if using)

Directions on how to make African Peanut Butter Soup Recipe:

Add chicken into a pot, along with onions, pepper, grated ginger and tomatoes.

Add chicken stock and cook on high heat.

Simmer for 10 – 15 minutes, until onions and tomatoes are soft and tender.

Remove from the pot and place in a blender and liquidise.

Pour the vegetable blend back into the pot and simmer for 20 minutes.

Add garden eggs into soup after cutting the ends off them and making a cross-shaped incision.

Melt peanut butter in a small saucepan over gentle heat until running. Add water to the pot a little at a time. Ensure that it doesn’t burn or form lumps.

Allow it to simmer for 15 minutes before adding to the soup. The peanut oil will separate and flout on the surface.

Cut the ends off the okra and add into the soup.

Simmer for 10 minutes and keep checking seasoning. This African Peanut Butter Soup Recipe will make 6 bowls.

The soup will then be ready to serve.

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