Ashley’s African Peanut Soup

Ashley’s African Peanut Soup

I’m a mom of three and I love cooking for my family. Recently, I cooked up some soup that was inspired by my time in Africa. My kids loved it so much they begged me to make more! It’s a simple recipe with only 5 ingredients and 3 easy steps. Give this African Peanut Soup recipe a try tonight or any night you want a yummy meal your whole family will enjoy!
prep: 30 mins cook: 5 hrs total: 5 hrs 30 mins Servings: 20 Yield: 20 servings


½ teaspoon curry powder

2 red bell peppers, sliced

1 cup brown rice

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 cups sliced carrots

1 cup crunchy peanut butter

4 cloves garlic, minced

¼ teaspoon chili powder

1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

1 onion, chopped

¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

4 cups chicken broth, or more as needed

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

½ teaspoon ground cumin


Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and brown the chicken breasts on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Place the chicken breasts into a slow cooker. Cook the onion, red bell peppers, and garlic in the hot skillet until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes; transfer the cooked vegetables into the slow cooker.

Stir the crushed tomatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, chicken broth, curry powder, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, cinnamon, and black pepper into the slow cooker. Set the cooker to High, and cook for 5 to 6 hours, or cook on Low for 10 hours. Stir in additional chicken broth throughout the cooking time if needed.

Mix in the brown rice 3 hours before serving, and mix in the peanut butter at least 1 hour before serving. Shred chicken meat, and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 205 calories; protein 10.8g; carbohydrates 22.8g; fat 8.7g; cholesterol 14.2mg; sodium 352.6mg.

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