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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. 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
  • 1/2 lb Pumpkin 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 )


  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.  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. Check out my recipe for Jamaican Stew PeasSplit Pea Soup

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

    Soup Was absolutely AMAZING! very filling and Delicious

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      June 2, 2018 at 8:57 am

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

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    January 16, 2019 at 2:42 pm


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    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 🙂
      -One Love

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    February 24, 2019 at 3:46 am

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

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      April 29, 2019 at 4:55 pm

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

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    Christina Roldan
    August 26, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    What brand soup noodle mix do you put in?

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      September 2, 2019 at 11:29 am

      Thanks for stopping by the blog. I used the Grace brand, it is featured in my Amazon store: https://amzn.to/2zGyyiZ

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    Doris Burrell
    October 19, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Can you use chicken wings instead of leg quarters and if so how long would you cook them?

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    January 27, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    How much Pumpkin to you use?

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      The Jamaican Mother
      April 21, 2020 at 4:53 pm

      I used about 1/2 pound of pumpkin.
      -One Love

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