Sauce Arrachide, peanut soup or groundnut soup; the name varies according to the region you’re from as well as the recipe. I consider it, ‘sauce arrachide’ as a comfort food, it is easy to make, most of the ingredients can be found in most kitchens and you can put a twist on it by slightly altering it. You can add some curry powder, as much chili peppers as you can handle or even okra for some texture.
- 1 whole chicken (chopped into pieces)
- 6 tbsp of peanut butter
- 2 chopped onions (easier in blender)
- 2 tomatoes (diced)
- 2 chili peppers (optional)
- Chopped parsley
- 1 tsp of ground ginger
- 1 tsp of curry powder
- Vegetable oil
- 1 rosemary sprig
- 1.75l chicken stock
1. On a medium heat, lightly cover the bottom of your pot with some vegetable oil, add the chopped onions, tomatoes, pepper and chicken pieces and stir for a few minutes until the chicken is somewhat brown.
Pour the chicken stock over the mix, on medium high heat. Bring it to the boil, in a separate container mix the peanut butter, rosemary, curry powder, chopped parsley and ginger with a little water.
Add the mixture to your boiling pot, stir and finally reduce the heat to medium. Leave it to simmer for 15-20 minutes until the chicken is tender.
It is finally ready to serve, it can be enjoyed with fufu, rice or some warm atieke, the options are limitless. Enjoy!