Ghanaian chicken groundnut soup

Groundnut soup is a popular Ghanaian dish eaten in other parts of West Africa but made in different ways. If you’re looking for a sumptuous and healthy meal to make for yourself, friends and family then my mushroom and chicken groundnut soup is just right for you. As a side, I have also added the recipe of my favorite caramelized onion rice (also known as angwamo in Twi). I hope you love it too!

Serving for 4 to 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 medium jar of peanut butter
  • 3 large Onions
  • 1 large bell pepper
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 8 kpakpo shito pepper
  • 2 scotch bonnets
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 4 pints of water
  • 1 full Ginger
  • 8 pieces of chicken
  • 2 small tomatoes
  • A small bowl of white button mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon of meat seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon of white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of chicken seasoning
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Cut your 3 large onions into pieces
  • Peel your ginger
  • Put the cut onions and ginger into a blender
  • Add 2 scotch bonnets and Kpakpo shito pepper
  • Add one cup of water and blend until it is smooth
  • Put your chicken into medium/large pot (preferably large)
  • Add your white peeper, cayenne pepper and chicken seasoning
  • Pour the ginger and onion mix onto the chicken
  • Add some salt for tasting
  • Put the chicken and onion/ginger blend on a medium fire
  • Cut your carrots into 3 thin slices drop them on top on of your chicken
  • Cut your bell pepper into 3 and put them on the chicken on the fire
  • Allow the bell pepper and carrots to cook until tender
  • Take the carrots and bell pepper out
  • Put them in a blender and blend until smooth
  • Put the blended mix on top of your chicken and let everything cook for 15 minutes (you don’t want your chicken to get too soft and break apart)
  • Set your pot with chicken aside
  • Put a small pot with 2 medium cups of water on the stove
  • Allow the water to come to a boil, then add your jar of peanut butter
  • Stir thoroughly until the mixture comes to a boil (the goal is to have all the oil come to the top)
  • Add water if it’s too thick
  • Once the oil is at the top of your peanut butter turn off the heat
  • Pour the peanut butter into the pan with the partially cooked chicken
  • Put it back on the stove and allow to cook for 40 -45 minutes on medium to low heat
  • Wash your white button mushrooms
  • Put them into the soup on the stove
  • Allow everything to cook on low heat for 10 minutes

This is best served with caramelized onion rice

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Caramelized onion rice

My Caramelized Onion Rice Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 medium white onion
  • 5 tablespoons of cooking oil
  • 4 medium cups of water
  • 3 cups of rice (preferably basmati or any long grain rice)
  • 1 teaspoon of white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Put the 5 tablespoons of oil into a pan
  • Cut up your onions into small pieces
  • Heat the oil on the stove for 50 seconds
  • Add your onions and toss until brown or caramel in color
  • Add your white pepper, black pepper and paprika
  • Stir properly
  • Wash your three cups of rice
  • Add the rice to the oil and onions on the stove
  • Stir for one minute
  • Add your four cups of water
  • Add salt to taste
  • Leave rice to cook on medium to high heat for 10 minutes until water evaporates
  • Make sure the pan has a lid with a small hole for evaporation. If not, don’t close pot totally but partially allow some of the water to evaporate
  • Then cover pan completely for 20-30 minutes until rice is cooked
  • Serve with the mushroom and chicken groundnut soup

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