Groundnut Soup


Groundnut Soup
Chicken Peanut Butter Soup


5 from 9 votes


Peanut butter soup or Groundnut soup is a soup made from peanuts and other ingredients. It is a staple African cuisine and also eaten in some parts of Asia.

Course Main Course
Cuisine West African
Keyword Peanut Butter Soup
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 1625 kcal


  • 2 Pounds Chicken, Goat meat, beef, fish, lamb
  • 1 Bulb Large Onion
  • 1 Tbsp Salt Salt to taste
  • 1 Tsp Seasoned Salt
  • 3 Habanero Peppers Depends on your tolerance
  • 1/4 Pound Garlic
  • 1/4 Pound Ginger
  • 10 Cups Water Depends on how light or thick you want it. Bear in mind it will thicken overnight.
  • 4 Fresh Tomatoes
  • 2 Cups peanut butter preferably the old fashioned brand


Steaming your chicken

  1. On medium heat put your chicken in a big saucepan and add 2 cups of water with salt, 1/2 of the onions and the seasoned salt and let it simmer for about 10 minutes

Blending ingredients

  1. In blender add the other half of the onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger and 2 more cups of water and blend the ingredients till its smooth

Peanut Butter Soup

  1. Pour the tomato blend mix of the simmering chicken and spices and let it boil for another 10 minutes.

  2. Pour the peanut butter with about 3-4 cups of water in a blender / food processor and let it blend   till its nice and smooth

  3.  Pour the peanut butter mix over the chicken and the other ingredients and let boil for another 30 - 45 minutes. Now you can enjoy your world famous peanut butter soup!

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Cooking has been my number one activity during this pandemic.

I haven’t made a lot of time to cook in the last few months and I didn’t realize how much I missed it.

This soup brought back a lot of childhood memories.

  My Mom made the world’s best Groundnut soup, and we would have this soup once in every two weeks and trust me it was to live for!

We ate Peanut butter soup with Fufu or Omo Tuo (Rice Balls).

I don’t think there was ever a fight on those weekends because all five of us kids were happy campers.

The left-overs will be eaten with Gari, a West African meal that is bagged or packaged and can be eaten with almost everything and its a good add on to Waakye

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If you ever try it let me know, trust me you’ll thank me forever!

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17 thoughts on “PEANUT BUTTER SOUP”

  1. 5 stars
    This Peanut Butter Soup is a very intriguing recipe. It is so interesting to read about all the ethnic recipes to see what I have been missing out on eating. The soup looks delicious.

  2. 5 stars
    We don’t often cook with peanut butter in the States and it’s such a shame because it creates such deep, warm flavors in sauces and stews. Great recipe!

    1. You’re absolutely right Marta, the only peanut flavored recipes are foreign ones. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. 5 stars
    I love peanuts in recipes, and I have had this soup once before, but would never have thought to make it at home! I really like the idea of doing rice balls with the soup too!

  4. 5 stars
    This peanut butter soup really intrigues me. I must make it asap. I never thought of cooking a savoury dish with peanut butter, well apart from a salad dressing. I cannot wait to make it now 😉

    1. Yes, peanut butter soup is popular in most parts of the world except North America. Thanks for stopping Ramona!

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve only had peanut soup once before and it was so flavorful – this looks even better than that one! I’ll be making this as soon as I can get my hands on another jar of peanut butter!

  6. This! I love peanut butter soup! I’ve seen and tried recipes before with ingredients I KNOW aren’t used by Africans making peanut butter soup and they weren’t good. This is it! The real recipe! It’s home cookin’ and I cannot wait to use your recipe! Thank you!!!

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