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West African Chicken Soup

 West African Chicken Soupimage
image showing recipe preparationPreparation timeelementPreparation time30 min
image showing recipe preparationCooking timeelementCooking time210 min
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  • 1 small chicken cut into pieces
  • 2 medium onions
  • 4 carrots
  • 4 stalks of celery
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 6 sprigs of parsley
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Madras curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 100ml coconut milk
  • 1 green banana
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander
  • 120g white rice
  • salt


  • In a saucepan, combine the chicken, quartered onion, sliced carrots, chopped celery, garlic, pepper, bay leaf, parsley and thyme sprigs.
  • Pour enough wanter to cover, cover with a lid and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.
  • Transfer the chicken to a plate and let it cool. Set aside the pan and cooking water.
  • Remove the skin. Debone and cut the meat into large pieces.
  • Put the bones back in the pan, partially cover and simmer for 1 hour, until the broth is well flavoured.
  • Filter the broth in a bowl.
  • Return the broth to the pan and boil over medium heat for 30 minutes until reduced. Season with salt.
  • In a large saucepan, heat the vegetable oil.
  • Add a chopped onion, ginger, chopped tomatoes, curry powder and tomato paste.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring until softened, about 7 minutes.
  • Stir in broth, coconut milk and peeled and chopped banana. Bring to a boil.
  • Season with salt and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes until the banana is very tender.
  • Add the chicken and coriander. Simmer until heated through. Pour into bowls and serve with the cooked white rice.
Energy Protein

Total Carbohydrate

Sugar Fibre Total Fat Saturated Fat Sodium
577.1 Kcal 43.0g 47.4g 14.5g 10.8g 21.2g 8.2g 440.5mg

The nutritionist's advice:

The character of this soup comes from its fragrant broth. For a lighter recipe, let the broth cool after filtering to remove fat. You can then continue the recipe by reducing the broth.