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Spicy Ginger Peanut Butter Soup

  • Author: from Nut Butters
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Units Scale
  • For the Peanut Butter
  • 2 cups peanuts
  • 2 inch section of fresh ginger, peeled and minced, plus additional for taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus additional for taste
  • For the Soup
  • 21/2 pounds chicken breast meat
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided use
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 6 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons peeled and minced fresh ginger 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup Spicy Ginger Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup whole roasted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped, for serving
  • Cooked rice, for serving


  1. Begin by making the peanut butter. Process the nuts in your food processor for 5–10 minutes, or until completely smooth, scraping down the sides with a spatula as necessary.
  2. Add the fresh ginger and salt, and process for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add more salt or ginger as needed for taste.
  4. To make the soup, cut the chicken into small chunks. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Working in batches and taking care not to crowd the chicken, brown the chicken pieces. Remove from the pot when each batch is browned, and set aside.
  5. Once all the chicken pieces are browned, in the same pot, add another tablespoon
  6. of olive oil, turn the heat down to medium, and add the onion. Cook until softened, about 3 minutes, before adding the garlic and ginger. Cook for 1 minute more before adding the sweet potatoes. Mix fully.
  7. Add the crushed tomatoes and chicken stock, deglazing the pot by scraping the bottom vigorously with a wooden spoon. Add the Spicy Ginger Peanut Butter, whole peanuts, coriander, and cayenne. Mix well.
  8. Bring the soup to a simmer, and let cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  9. Add salt and pepper as needed. You can leave the chicken in chunks, or shred it if you prefer.
  10. Serve with fresh cilantro and rice.