Sauce Arrachide – Peanut Soup

sauce-arachideSauce 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!


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2 Responses to Sauce Arrachide – Peanut Soup

  1. LFFL says:

    That looks like an interesting dish to try.

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