African Sweet Potato Chicken Soup | Lagos Groceries

You’ll love this thick and hearty stew!

Makes: 4 servings.


  • 3-4 cups shredded chicken or ground beef
  • 3-4 large sweet potatoes- washed, peeled, and cubed (sweet potato spirals work too)
  • 1 tablespoon butter or ghee
  • 2 large sweet white onions (chopped)
  • 1-piece ginger, minced or grated
  • 1-piece turmeric, minced or grated
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoons white pepper
  • 1/3 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 1/4 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • ¾ cup no sodium chicken stock or beef stock


In a large pot warmed over medium high heat melt butter then sauté ginger, turmeric, and onion 2-4 minutes. (another option is to let them sweat 20 minutes over low heat)

Add in salt, both peppers, cloves, saffron threads, cinnamon, smoked paprika and stir-fry 30-40 seconds.

Stir in chicken and sweet potatoes; coating both in spices. Letting sweet potatoes brown on the edges.

Stir in broth, bring to boil, reduce heat, cover, let simmer for 20-25 minutes.

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