Zimbabwean Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Zimbabwean Chicken and Vegetable Soup

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"This hearty and delicious soup combines a wonderful variety of vegetables with peanut butter and a few red pepper flakes for unexpected flavors and just the right amount of kick."


2 h servings 266 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 266 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 14.5 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.7g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 12.2 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 590 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot; cook and stir the onion in the hot oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Whisk 1/2 cup of vegetable stock and the peanut butter into the onions until the mixture is smooth. Beat in remaining vegetable stock, diced tomatoes with their liquid, and crushed red pepper flakes; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low, and cook at a simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in the cabbage, sweet potato, carrot, and turnip; simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 30 more minutes. Stir in the okra and chicken and simmer until the okra is tender, about 30 additional minutes.
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  1. 24 Ratings


I love this soup and usually kick up the spice a bit by adding at least 1/2 to 1 tsp of the red pepper flakes. You can adjust the pepper flakes to your desired spice level.

I didn't have a turnip but otherwise made as written. It's a combination of vegetables I haven't seen together before, and they mesh well. I enjoy the way the peanut butter thickens the liquid a...

I made this a couple nights ago, and have been eating it for lunch and dinner since! It's a wonderful, hearty soup - enough for a full meal. I didn't use the carrot (no good ones at the stor...

My curiosity lead me to whip this Zimbabwean soup & glad it did. Loved it, can't describe the taste but it was amazingly different from the norm.

This is an awesome as well as healthy recipe. Will make again and again. As with other reviewers, the lack of spices demanded tweaking. I tripled the red pepper, added cumin and parsley (or oreg...

It turned out good. Our recipe was very thick and we ended up using more vegetable stock than called for in the recipe. We omitted the red pepper flakes because it would've been too much for o...

I love trying new recipes that have unique ingredient combinations. I love it even more when it exceeds all expectations. The peanut butter blends very well with the vegetable broth giving it a...

Very, very good. It doesn't even taste like peanut butter is in the soup, but you know that there is some sort of nice seasoning in it. There were literally NO leftovers and we are all picky e...

this was not pleasant! yikes! I could barely eat this, and just forced myself to do so. I don't know what everyone is talking about--the peanut butter flavor was completely obvious. My husba...