Bajan Chicken Soup

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Don’t you just love a rich, hearty, and nourishing big bowl of Barbados chicken soup? See below for the full Bajan recipe for chicken soup, if you want to share your recipe then send us an email.

The best chicken soup in Barbados is packed with lots of herbs and spices to knock out any cold or flus or viruses, with anti-inflammatory ingredients like garlic, parsley, turmeric, ginger and thyme.

Follow our recipe guide and you will learn how to make chicken soup from scratch at home for your friends and family.

I enjoy soup any day of the week but more so If I have a bad cold, I just make a hot bowl of chicken soup and I’m back to my old self feeling healthy again.


1 Ripe or half ripe Breadfruit,(peeled and cubed)
15 Okras (cut in half)
2 lbs English Potatoes peeled cubed
3 Carrots, cubed
2 lbs sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
2 lbs Eddoes peeled ans cubed
3 lbs pumpkin cubed
1 lb pig tails chopped in small pieces
1 medium Onions minced
1 Stalk Celery finely chopped
1 sweet pepper finely chopped, ,
1 Dash Pepper, black,
1 large maggi cube flavor of your choice
3 lbs Chicken (thigh, wing, ribbs, backs or feet)
1/2 package of slit peas yellow or peas of your choice
1 tsp thyme
salt to taste if need

2 cups flour
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
1/2 cup fine corn meal
¼ tsp salt
1 tbs butter


To make the dumplings mix all the ingredients together with enough water to make a stiff dough.

Knead it on a floured board , cover with a damp cloth and leave to stand for 5 – 10 minutes.

Shape the dumplings into balls about 1½ inches in diameter, put into pot when every ingredients has been cooked, let cook for about 10 mins as dumplings don’t take long to cook.


Seasoned meat and prepared all vegetables in a large bowl.

Place a large pot on the stove with water, combine Seasoned chicken, pigtails, onion, celery, sweet pepper, thyme, and peas in the pot cover and let cook for 45 mins or until meat and peas are fully cooked.

Add vegetables and cube. Allow to simmer for 45 minutes add additional spices. Add additional water if required.

Now add your okras and dumplings and allow to cook for a further 10 to 12 mins for okras n dumplings don’t take long to cook but if so desired okras can be cooked with vegetables

Recipe Submitted by Good Old Bajan Cooking Group.

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