Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Chicken Soup

It is that time of year when we are all fighting the cold, flu, runny noses, sinus problems and God knows what else. This time of year is just horrible for most people, but it is not all that bad since there is always a fix for almost every problem. This season, the fix is Jamaican Chicken Soup. Soups are versatile, easy, filling, and packed with nutrition. It is a one stop shop for all the necessary vitamins and minerals plus warmth to take you through these cold months. Check out the recipe below.

Difficulty: Easy

Preparation time: 20m

Cooking time: 1h 15m


For 5 people

  • 1 pound(s) chicken
  • 1/4 cup(s) Vinegar
  • 14 cup(s) water
  • 1 pound(s) pumpkin
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 2 clove(s) garlic
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) counter flour
  • 1/2 cup(s) water
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 2 medium Irish potatoes
  • 1 pound(s) yellow yam
  • 1 packet(s) Cock Soup Mix
  • 1 stalk(s) escallion
  • 1 sprig(s) thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 6 whole pimento berries
  • 1 whole scotch bonnet pepper

Jamaican Chicken Soup Directions

Clean and wash chicken in a vinegar and  water solution (using 4 cups of water).

Cut chicken into bite size pieces, peel and dice pumpkin and carrot, crush garlic.

Pour water in a pot and put to boil. Add chicken, pumpkin, carrot and garlic, cook for about 40 minutes.

Combine flour, salt and water, mix well and knead to make a smooth dough, cover and set aside.

Peel Irish potatoes and yellow yam, cut in bite size pieces and add to the boiling soup.

Divide dough into six pieces, use to make spinners, add to the soup.

Add Cock Soup Mix and stir into the soup along with the escallion, thyme, salt, pimento berries and scotch bonnet pepper.

Stir the mixture, cover and leave to simmer for a further 15 minutes.


What do you think about this dish, have you ever tried it before? Hail us up in the comments below.

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