Monday, August 19, 2019

African Pepper Soup (Chicken)

There isn't basically 1  variety of pepper soup in Africa. In fact, there are virtually as many alterations as there are cooks, with every one insisting on his or her take ,on this peppery soup, because the basically actual and unpretentious approach to make it.

African Pepper Soup (Chicken)

Yes! Even in my family, all of us have our take on this soup.

I don’t understand about you but I contain EVERY edge of fowl in my soup – Feet and head too! And I nibble on them.

Oh definite I do, no less than while no person is looking – Lol.

The quantity of pepper used on this dish may be very a lot a subject of private taste. I actually have mentioned utilizing an quantity it is pleasantly hot, but now not over whelming: Just sufficient to make you sit and take notice-you can modify for the ones who wish. Or simply throw in a entire pepper , you get the taste now not the heat. I do equally , an further one for the warmth seeker within the family.

In Cameroon, Njanjsa  typically  performs a large position on this soup. Njansa(the little spherical condiment within the image above)  is an unique spice that  has a nutty and delectable flavor. It  utterly mystifies these who style them for the primary time in soups or stews.

African Pepper Soup

Do  you  actually desire njansa on this soup?  Not actually , however,  it provides taste and thickens any soup. I basically use it while I actually have a few available. It isn't a spice I can get from my area supermarket,so I typically don’t sweat it.

African pepper Soup

The primary foods which you just desire in different to take pleasure in pepper soup is hot pepper, onions, garlic, ginger then the record is going on with ethnic spices that fluctuate from lemon grass to further common spices like allspice, cumin, curry, fennel seeds. I stored this recipe easy , so anyone, wherever can attempt this soup. Use any protein of option ( goat meat, chicken, fish,  beef, ovals.)



I like utilizing recent hen(stewing fowl ) to prepare dinner pepper soup- yields further flavor.
Njansa is on hand in a few African markets . You too can acquire on-line
Watch How to Make It

4.88 from 8 votes

African Pepper Soup(Chicken)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins

African pepper soup is a delightfully ,intensely flavored soup it is served during West Africa, highly in Nigeria, Cameroon and different neighboring African countries.

Course: Main
Cuisine: African
Calories: 283 kcal
Author: Immaculate Bites


3- 3 1/2 pound 1.3-1.5 kg fowl cut in pieces
1 medium onion sliced
4-5 garlic clove
2 tablespoon chopped ginger
1 Tablespoon paprika
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon Maggi or bouillon granules
2 inexperienced onion chopped whites and inexperienced parts
3-5 tablespoon parsley / basil any recent herb
1-3 Scotch bonnet or habanera pepper
Salt and white pepper to taste
¼ cup Njansa optional


Place all of the spices within the blender or meals processor. Pulse till everything is puree

Add to the pot of chicken, upload water about 7-8 cups of water. Bring to a boil and simmer till fowl is tender. Discard bay leaf, upload water if necessary.

Adjust for seasonings and thickness. Serve warm.source