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Bahamian Chicken Souse

Rated as 4.09 out of 5 Stars

"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

2 h 30 m servings 1226 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Toss the chicken wings with 3 tablespoons lime juice and the seasoned salt. Set aside to marinate at room temperature for 1 hour.
  2. 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.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 1226 calories; 51.5 g fat; 111.7 g carbohydrates; 79.5 g protein; 206 mg cholesterol; 501 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 l...

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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...

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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...

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 l...

This may not be the traditional recipe for Bahamian Chicken Souse, but it's a good tasting nontraditional recipe.

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 ...

Came out DELICIOUS! Reminds me of the islands :-D THANKS!!!

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.

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 occ...

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 ...