Recipe by Kristal
"This traditional Bahamian dish is served with a side of grits and bread or Johnny cake. Add lime and hot pepper to spice it up to your individual taste. It's delicious and surprisingly simple!"
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chicken wings, separated
green pepper, diced
potatoes, peeled and diced
crushed red pepper flakes
salt and black pepper to taste
My Bahamian mother-in-law and husband make chicken souse on the weekends (right here on the island) and they have thrown in carrots and peppers before, among other things. They key is lots of lime and pepper. This is my favorite Sunday brunch food. If there are leftovers I will bring it to a boil and then throw in some egg noodles and cook till the noodles are tender. The first time I did this my husband thought I was crazy...Bahamians take their souse very seriously!! Then he ate it and loved it and he thought it was a great use of the broth! Our kids love it too, but their favorite is when Dad puts dumplings in it.
Firstly let me say I am Bahamian and I Love Chicken Souse! This recipie isn't the Real Traditional Bahamian Chicken Souse. My Grandma passed down her recipie to my Mother who passed it down to me...
I NEVER heard of adding green peppers and carrots... it sounds more like Chicken Soup. Traditionally it should have Celery, Onions, Potatoes, Chicken, Clove, Bay Leaf, Lime, Salt and Water... and yes of course served with Johnny Cake and or Grits.
This may not be the traditional recipe for Bahamian Chicken Souse, but it's a good tasting nontraditional recipe.
This meal is indeed incorrect... As a Bahamian I would love to make the statement of saying when preparing chicken souse seasoned salt isnt added thats what salt red pepper and line is for.. as for fryn the onions n green peppers its not of my knowledge oil isnt added either..basically when i prepare this meal i takes me within 1hr once the chicken is cleaned n scoiled off u then place it in a pot with water onions pototoe etc n let it come to boil after its about finish u can added lime salt n pepper to bring it to the taste of your choice..however the statement of it being served with grits bread and Johnny bread are true but it can also be served with white rice...This is the quickest easiest a d best soup meal there is...
Came out DELICIOUS! Reminds me of the islands :-D THANKS!!!
This recipe was something that I would not ordinarily make. I was so surprised how much I enjoyed these flavors together! Also, my one-year old and my four year-old did eat the chicken out of it. (Not the potatoes, but at least the chicken). Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.
I don't know if it's traditional or not, but I made it & my family loved it. The only things I did different was add more seasoning & boiled the fat & grease off the chicken first.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Bahamian Chicken Souse
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 464
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