Bahamian Chicken Souse


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!

close up view of Bahamian Chicken Souse in a green bowl, served with a bun
Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
4 servings


  • 24 chicken wings, separated

  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • ½ green pepper, diced

  • 6 large potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 3 carrots, diced

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice

  • 2 bay leaves

  • ¾ cup lime juice

  • 3 cups water

  • salt and black pepper to taste


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1226 Calories
52g Fat
112g Carbs
80g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1226
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 52g 66%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 206mg 69%
Sodium 501mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 112g 41%
Dietary Fiber 15g 54%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 80g
Vitamin C 145mg 724%
Calcium 156mg 12%
Iron 8mg 46%
Potassium 3064mg 65%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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