While chicken soup is popular across the world, the preparation differs from country to country. Traditional Jamaican Chicken Soup is also a bit different.
The base for our Jamaican Chicken Soup is made using a lot of pumpkin that is boiled until it mashes out in the water and flavored with Maggie soup seasoning mix or chicken broth, butter, natural seasonings such as fresh scallions, thyme, and scotch bonnet pepper to give a mouth watering flavor of a hearty soup. Our soup also has chicken pieces from chicken back, chicken foot, or any chicken cuts of choice along with yellow yam, sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, dumplings, carrots, and pieces of corn on the cob to give you a one pot meal.
Soup is a popular meal in Jamaica and can be found on every local restaurant menu. However, for most households, including mine, Saturdays is considered “soup day” where this or one of our other popular soups are prepared for lunch and sometimes dinner.