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Jamaican Chicken And Pumpkin Soup

Updated: Oct 13, 2022

That autumn feel soup with a taste of the island.


3 pounds or more chicken thighs cut in chunks

1 medium onion diced

2 teaspoons minced garlic

2 Teaspoons Fresh thyme

1 Scotch bonnet pepper

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 bay leaf

5 cups broth/water or more

2-3 Green Onions diced

1 teaspoon all spice

1 Chayote cut in large chunks

1 plantain cut in chunks

2-3 cups butter squash cut in large chunks

1-2 carrots cut in large chunks

2-3 Tablespoons parsley optional

1 flavored packet chicken soup

Salt and pepper to taste


Heat up a pot or Dutch oven with oil , then add onions, green onions, garlic, thyme, all spice, Bay leaf; scotch bonnet pepper or hot sauce to the skillet. Stir for about 3 minutes to get the aromatics going. Then add chicken, salt and pepper. Then stir for about a minute.

Followed by water or broth to the pot.

Then throw vegetables: plantains, squash, chayote plantains, carrots and chicken bouillon, salt according to preference

Cover and cook on for about 30 minutes.

Remove and serve with bread

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