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Chicken pepper soup

Classic Nigerian chicken pepper soup is healthy, flavorful and super easy to make. Seasoned chicken cooked in a light tasty aromatic broth, this is the chicken pepper soup recipe that keeps on giving.

Chicken Peppersoup

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 1.2 kg chicken any part
  • 4-5 scotch bonnet pepper ata rodo
  • 1 yellow habanero
  • ½ small onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp crushed chicken bullion cube
  • 1 tbsp pepper soup spice see notes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp Cameroon pepper
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ extra peppersoup spice
  • basil leaves or scent leaf/efirin


  • Rinse cut up chicken thoroughly, transfer to a medium cooking pot.
  • Blend the peppers and onion. Blend coarse.
  • Add blended peppers, salt, crushed bullion cube, pepper soup spice and garlic powder to chicken. Mix, cover and allow chicken steam on medium low heat for about 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, add in water and the extra pepper soup spice, cover again and allow to cook for an additional 10-15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Add in chopped basil or scent leaf, taste and adjust seasoning according to preference. Allow to simmer for about 5 minutes. Serve hot or warm.
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What to eat with chicken pepper-soup

Chicken pepper soup can be made into a full meal. My favorite thing to pair it with is soft boiled yam. Other great options are – cooked plantains(ripe or unripe), white rice, boiled potatoes, steamed sweet potatoes.

Watch how to make it

chicken peppersoup

2 thoughts on “Chicken pepper soup

  1. Farai Peladijoy Charare says:

    I really like your baking and cooking you inspire me . I am learning a lot from you. Thank you so much

    1. kikifoodies says:

      Thank you for being here.

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