Chicken Egusi Soup

Country: Nigeria

Calories: 500

Cooking Time: 1 Hour

Average cost: £5

Serves: 6 people

Hey y'all,

This blog post is another easy one. A Nigerian soup recipe without stress. To be honest I'll say this is one of the easiest Nigerian Soups you'll ever make. Now this particular soup can be made in many ways as different parts of Nigeria have their own variation. Today, I'll be talking you through how to the make the fast Yoruba version for the days when you're craving egusi soup but are too tired to go in.

***This recipe serves six people

To prepare Chicken Egusi Soup, you'll need the following.

1kg of chicken

2 teaspoons of palm oil

1 teaspoon of salt (this can be more or less depending on your taste)

6 knorr cubes (double-pack)

2 teaspoons of curry powder

2 teaspoons of thyme

3 teaspoons of garlic powder

1 teaspoon of chilli powder

2 litres of water

1 bunch of spinach

1 red bell pepper

1 large onion

1 scotch bonnet

1 teaspoon of locust beans

4 tablespoons of grounded melon seeds (egusi)



Wash chicken thoroughly and add into a medium sized pot and add spices to taste.

Slice the onions into the chicken, add water and boil for 20 minutes.

In another pot, add 1 litre of oil and heat up. Once hot, add the boiled chicken and fry until golden brown

Egusi Soup

Blend 1 scotch bonnet, 1 red bell pepper and 1 large onion.

Place 2 tablespoons of palm oil in a large pot and heat up. When hot, add the blended sauce and stir. Add the fried chicken and 10 minutes. Add the spices and locust beans to taste.

After 2 minutes, add the grounded melon seeds and the chopped spinach.

Leaver to simmer and serve with your choice of swallow.

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Vanessa D. Bello

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