Dinner Ideas Soups

Jamaican Chicken Soup Recipe | The Jamaican Mother

Jamaican Chicken Soup Recipe

Fun fact: Jamaicans love all kinds of soup! Beef soup, red peas soup, mannish water, fish tea, chicken foot soup; you name it we make it. So, I’m excited to share my Jamaican chicken soup recipe with you all. It is flavorful and hearty, truly a full meal all in one bowl. You are sure to satisfy your taste buds with this one. What is your absolute favorite soup? Comment below and let me know.

Jamaican Chicken Soup Recipe


  • 2 Chicken Leg Quarters
  • 1 Corn (cut into 7 pieces)
  • 3 Medium Potatoes cut into medium pieces
  • 1 Chayote aka Cho-cho cut into 4 pieces
  • 6 Carrots chopped
  • 3 Stalks of Scallion chopped
  • 6 Sprigs of Thyme
  • 1 Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • Chicken Soup Flavour Mix
  • Dumplings (Recipe listed in the description box below video –> CLICK HERE )

Jamaican Chicken Soup Recipe


  1. Bring 12 cups of water to a boil then add chicken
  2. Add carrots, corn, chayote (cho-cho) & pumpkin
  3. Cover pot and cook on medium heat for 45 minutes
  4. Add dumpling then stir it up
  5. After 20 minutes add potatoes then stir
  6. 10 minutes later add scallion, thyme, pimento seeds & Scotch Bonnet pepper
  7. Stir it up and add chicken soup flavour mix
  8. Β Cook for 5-7 minutes then add salt and pepper to taste


You can click the picture below to be taken directly to my video where I walk you through this recipe step by step. Thanks for stopping by and please connect with me on Twitter,Β Facebook, Instagram and subscribe to my YouTube channel by clicking HERE!

If you enjoyed this post, please share it with a friend.

Here are some more links to some of my other Jamaican food recipes:

Brown Stew Chicken

Rice and Peas

-One Love

You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    Simone Smith
    March 4, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Soup Was absolutely AMAZING! very filling and Delicious

    • Reply
      June 2, 2018 at 8:57 am

      Thank you so much!! I am very happy that you enjoyed the Jamaican chicken soup.
      -One Love

  • Reply
    January 16, 2019 at 2:42 pm


  • Reply
    February 3, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    I love this recipe. I’m not West Indian but my husband is and when o make this soup he always says it reminds him of home. Thank you Jamaican Mother! Xo

    • Reply
      February 23, 2019 at 7:59 pm

      Thank you, much appreciated!! I am very happy to hear that you both enjoyed this recipe πŸ™‚
      -One Love

  • Reply
    February 24, 2019 at 3:46 am

    Do you slice the scotch bonnet? Or put it in whole? Thanks

    • Reply
      April 29, 2019 at 4:55 pm

      I added the Scotch Bonnet pepper whole. Hope that helps!
      -One Love

    Leave a Reply