Best Jamaican Chicken Soup Recipe


Jamaican chicken soup is a flavorful and comforting dish that is perfect for any time of the year. This soup is packed with delicious ingredients and spices that will warm you up from the inside out. It is a popular dish in Jamaican cuisine and is often enjoyed with a side of rice or bread. The combination of tender chicken, hearty vegetables, and aromatic herbs and spices make this soup a true delight.

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 1 hour


  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the chicken pieces to the pot and cook until browned on all sides.
  3. Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside.
  4. In the same pot, add the onions, garlic, and scotch bonnet pepper. Cook until the onions are translucent.
  5. Add the carrots, potatoes, thyme, bay leaves, allspice, black pepper, and salt to the pot. Stir well to combine.
  6. Return the chicken to the pot and pour in the chicken broth.
  7. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
  8. Remove the th