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Peanut-Chicken Soup

Peanut-Chicken Soup

Classic chicken noodle soup provides the base for Peanut-Chicken Soup. The flavor is further developed thanks to the addition of creamy peanut butter, sweet potato, and hits of fresh ginger and ground cumin.

Cooking Light JANUARY 2013

  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Hands-on:28 Minutes
  • Total:55 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 bone-in chicken breast half, skinned
  • 1 pound bone-in chicken thighs, skinned
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup thinly sliced leeks
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 3 fresh parsley sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3 cups unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups cubed peeled sweet potato
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 6 teaspoons chopped unsalted peanuts

Preparation

1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken, flesh side down. Cook 10 minutes; turn thighs after 5 minutes. Cool; shred. Discard bones.

2. Add onion, leeks, and ginger to pan; sauté 10 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Place parsley sprigs and bay leaves on cheesecloth. Gather edges; tie securely. Add sachet to pan.

3. Combine peanut butter, 1/4 cup water, and tomatoes, stirring well. Add peanut butter mixture, chicken stock, 2 cups water, sweet potato, and ground red pepper to pan; bring to a boil. Return chicken to pan. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; discard sachet.

4. Ladle about 1 1/3 cups soup into each of 6 bowls, and top each serving with 2 teaspoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley and 1 teaspoon chopped unsalted peanuts.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 336
  • Fat: 15.2g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5g
  • Sodium: 519mg
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