West African Peanut Soup | Lagos Groceries

Usually a scotch bonnet pepper is used and falls in the 80,000-400,00 SHU on the Scoville scale. Substitutes include Thai red chiles and Habanero’s.

Makes: 4-6 servings.


  • 1-2 whole onions, peeled
  • 2-3 large tomatoes
  • 4-6 thighs, legs, and drumsticks
  • 7 eggs
  • 12-14 okra pods
  • 1 pepper
  • 1/2-2/3 tbsp ginger, minced or grated
  • 2-4 bay leaves
  • 5-7 heaping tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 7 ½ -8 cups no salt or low sodium chicken stock


In a large heavy pot add whole onions, minced ginger, tomatoes. Sauté 20-30 seconds and add chicken.

If desired, brown it a little before adding in chicken stock then bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes.

Pour into the blender and puree (if desired, removed tomato skin with fork) In a saucepan warmed over medium heat let peanut butter melt.

Add in water ½ tsp at a time until a smooth sauce develops (this process is comparable to the making of a roux).

Once developed add sauce to the pot; peanut oil will separate. Mix in washed okra and simmer for 5-10 minutes.

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