Chicken Mafé in Peanut Soup Recipe

chicken mafe recipe
Chicken Mafe Peanut Soup - © @afrovitalityeats/instagram

Chicken mafe in peanut soup recipe is the ultimate chicken stew. Stir-fry and well simmered-all-day depth chicken. This peanut tomato sauce is so easy to make from start to finish! Here’s the step by step recipe.


  • Chicken thighs/wings (Or boneless and skinless chicken) in desired quantity
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • Tomato paste
  • Fresh hot peppers
  • Sweet peppers, chopped (red, green, yellow)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Minced ginger and garlic
  • Thyme
  • Curry
  • Seasoning cubes (Maggi/Knorr)
  • Homemade chicken brought
  • Smooth peanut butter
  • Coconut milk
  • Fresh mint/scent leaves
  • Salt


  1. Place the chicken pieces in a large mixing bowl, season and spice with Maggi, thyme, garlic, ginger, and hot pepper. Rub all over the over the chicken until its well distributed.
  2. In a large nonstick pot, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot and brown chicken pieces on all sides. Remove chicken and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, add the onions and stir until soft and slightly brown. Add the tomato paste and salt, and stir well.
  4. Pour in the chicken broth and simmer for about 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and stir in the peanut butter, tomato paste, thyme, ginger and coconut milk, and simmer for two minutes, whisking to incorporate the ingredients. Add the stir-fry chicken to the pan and cook uncovered over low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is tender and the sauce thickens.
  5. Add all the prepared vegetables and mint leaves simmer 5 minutes more.
  6. Serve over freshly cooked white rice.
  7. Enjoy!

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