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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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Toss the chicken wings with 3 tablespoons lime juice and the seasoned salt. Set aside to marinate at room temperature for 1 hour.

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  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and green pepper; cook and stir until the onion has softened and begun to brown, about 10 minutes. Add the potatoes, carrots, red pepper flakes, allspice, bay leaves, marinated chicken, lime juice, and water. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and continue simmering until the chicken is no longer pink at the bone, and the vegetables are tender, about 40 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

1226 calories; 51.5 g total fat; 206 mg cholesterol; 501 mg sodium. 111.7 g carbohydrates; 79.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2010
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/19/2008
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. Read More
(184)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2010
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. Read More
(38)
Rating: 2 stars
10/19/2008
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. Read More
(184)
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2010
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. Read More
(38)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2011
This may not be the traditional recipe for Bahamian Chicken Souse but it's a good tasting nontraditional recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2016
Chicken souse is one of my favorite Bahamian dishes. First recipe I've tried that gave me the flavor I find in a Bahamian restaurant. Only change I made was to add a little white vinegar to the ingredients. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2018
As part Bahamian I must say I witnessed my grandmother make this dish with basically all the items listed except for the bell peppers and carrots. However as time and generational changes occur so does the recipes and the methods of cooking them. Therefore I say that to say this the most important thing is doing what's best and pleasing onto you and your family. It does matter what culture you are these recipes are just guides it doesn't change your heritage. Folks let's just focus on the fun of food and what joy it brings to our house opposed to culture or heritage. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2013
Came out DELICIOUS! Reminds me of the islands:-D THANKS!!! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2012
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. Read More