Chicken Souse Recipe

Chicken Souse Recipe

What else can be more satisfying than having a wholesome chicken vegetable soup on freezy nights? Try this amazing Chicken Souse recipe and enjoy chilli-lime zest. 

Food lovers often explore restaurants at weekends to try unique dishes. If you are also one of them, you must have experienced the simmering Chicken Souse in the Bahamas.

This dish is named Souse because the word “Sow-se” is used to explain too much to drink. The simmering chicken soup is enough to quench thirst and boost the immune system.

Another specialty of this Chicken Souse recipe is its curative impact. The presence of the Caribbean enhances medicinal properties to improve your health.

But have you ever tried a medicine full of flavor and zest? Unlike the traditional homemade curative herbal and other medicines, this healthy chicken Souse is equally flavorful and delicious. 

Before revealing the exciting recipe for Chicken souse, let’s explore what chicken Souse is.

What is Chicken Souse?

Chicken souse is a Bahamian cuisine that is an assemblage of vegetables and meat in broth. Souse is like a soup in which chicken and vegetables are boiled in citrus juice to enjoy a lime relish. Bahamians are popular across the globe for the art of making unique alcoholic beverages. 

But now, they are also making curative Souse-like recipes. Bahamians serve and enjoy it after a tiring party or club to cure the side effects in a healthy toothsome way.

Hot Chili pepper and lime are the ingredients that work as extravaganza for this recipe. Feel free to serve this Souse with any bread. Enjoy a yummy soupy recipe. 

How to Make Chicken Souse?

To make chicken Souse, you need to slice up all the vegetables and chicken breasts. After this, the ingredients are boiled and simmered in citrus juice till it gets cooked. If you think it will be a time-consuming task, no need to worry. You can simply and quickly cook this amazing soup in an hour. 

The recipe that I’m going to reveal to you is serving four people. You can make this soup cuisine in just 60 minutes. Ten minutes are enough to do preparations like washing and cutting vegetables and meat. The rest of the time is sufficient to cook delicious Chicken Souse. 

Ingredients To Make Chicken Souse Recipe

Let’s collect the following ingredients and make the Bahamian Chicken Souse in your kitchen.

  • Chicken = 3 pounds
  • Potatoes = 2 large 
  • Onion = 1 large
  • Celery = 2 stalks
  • Dried red peppers
  • Whole all-spice mixture = 2 tablespoon
  • Limes = 2
  • salt

Step-By-Step Guide To Make Chicken Souse

Here is a complete guide to making chicken Souse like Bahamians. Follow these steps carefully to enjoy a delectable taste:

Step 1:

Take a large pot and add chicken to it. Add water into the pot till the chicken till the chicken gets completely dipped. Also, add dried peppers and salt to it. Turn On the stove to boil the chicken for almost half an hour. 

Step 2:

Once the chicken is done, peel two large potatoes and slice them into small cubes. Boil the potatoes in a separate bowl till they are soft and tender. 

Step 3: 

Cut the onion into small pieces.

Step 4:

Slice the celery stalks into small cubes. 

Step 5:

Remove the cooked chicken from the stove and rinse the chicken properly. There is no need to use the broth in which the chicken was cooked. 

Step 6:

Take a large pot and add chicken, potatoes, onion, salt, pepper, garlic, and whole allspice. Add water to dip all the ingredients.

Step 7:

Boil it for 20 minutes. When the soupy mixture and vegetables are done, add celery cubes. 

Step 8

Take a lime and squeeze it into the soup. 

Step 9

Dish out the soup in small bowls. Use second lime for garnishing. Cut the second lime into small slices and garnish the serving bowls. 

Serving Suggestions

There are various ideas for serving traditional Bahamian dishes. I suggest you serve a toothsome Chicken Souse with bread, grits, or Johnny cake. Also, you can spice up the taste as per your taste buds by adding more hot pepper and lime. Enjoy the surprisingly simple and delicious meal. 

Recipe Substitutions

No worries if you have all the ingredients except lime and you want to enjoy this citrus soup recipe. Feel free to use vinegar in place of lime. Using four tablespoons of white vinegar as a substitute for 2 limes is a fantastic idea to have Chicken Souse. 

Concluding Remarks!

I hope that this Chicken Souse recipe will be a great addition to your kitchen menu. Everyone will be a fan of your cooking skills after trying this one. Serve it to your guests and family and enjoy compliments. If you’re looking for more soupy recipes, stay tuned! 

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Chicken Souse Recipe

Chicken Souse Recipe

This dish is named Souse because the word “Sow-se” is used to explain too much to drink. The simmering chicken soup is enough to quench thirst and boost the immune system. Another specialty of this Chicken Souse recipe is its curative impact. The presence of the Caribbean enhances medicinal properties to improve your health.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Soup
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 3 pounds Chicken
  • 2 large Potatoes
  • 1 large Onion
  • 2 stalks Celery
  • Dried red peppers
  • 2 tablespoon Whole all-spice mixture
  • 2 Limes
  • salt

Instructions
 

  • Take a large pot and add chicken to it. Add water into the pot till the chicken till the chicken gets completely dipped. Also, add dried peppers and salt to it. Turn On the stove to boil the chicken for almost half an hour. 
  • Once the chicken is done, peel two large potatoes and slice them into small cubes. Boil the potatoes in a separate bowl till they are soft and tender. 
  • Cut the onion into small pieces.
  • Slice the celery stalks into small cubes. 
  • Remove the cooked chicken from the stove and rinse the chicken properly. There is no need to use the broth in which the chicken was cooked. 
  • Take a large pot and add chicken, potatoes, onion, salt, pepper, garlic, and whole allspice. Add water to dip all the ingredients.
  • Boil it for 20 minutes. When the soupy mixture and vegetables are done, add celery cubes. 
  • Take a lime and squeeze it into the soup. 
  • Dish out the soup in small bowls. Use second lime for garnishing. Cut the second lime into small slices and garnish the serving bowls. 
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