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Tuesday, October 26, 2021


    Chicken peppersoup is a spicy soup cooked with chicken, herbs, and a variety of spices from across the world. It’s a thin soup that’s commonly served as an appetizer or main course with rice, agidi/eko, or yam. Assorted meat peppersoup, Catfish peppersoup (point and kill, Ukodo, Egusi Pepper Soup, Ji mmiri oku) and other versions of Nigerian peppersoup, chicken peppersoup is a relatively basic yet adaptable dish that may be cooked in a variety of ways.

    Nigerian chicken pepper soup

    Nigerian Chickem Peppersoup

    Course Main Course, Main Dish
    Cuisine Nigerian


    • 1500g large whole Chicken (cleaned and cut up.)
    • 1 Large Onion (finely chopped)
    • 1 Tbsp chicken bouillon powder (or 2 seasoning cubes)
    • ⅛ Tsp Salt (or to taste)
    • ½ to 1 Tbsp Cameroon Pepper (you can sub with 2 habaneropeppers)
    • 1 Tbsp Crayfish (optional)
    • 1 Tbsp Pepper-soup spice
    • 2 Tbsp Palm oil (optional)
    • 2-3 Scent leaves (nchianwu)


    • Place the washed and cut up chicken in a pot.
    • Add about 6cups of water, the chopped onions, salt and 2 seasoning cubes and bring to a boil.
    • When the contents in the pot begins to boil, add the pepper soup spice(Pepper soup spice is a special blend of spices which include Ehuru (calabash nutmeg), uziza seeds and Uda (negro Pepper) this spice mix can be bought in the African stores.
    • Cook till chicken meat is tender then lower heat.
    • Add the chopped scent leaves and palm oil. Allow to simmer for about a minute, then turn off the heat
    • Your Chicken Pepper Soup is ready. Enjoy!!!
    • You can eat it on its own, with some hot white rice, boiled unripe plantains or boiled yam.
    Keyword Chicken, Pepper Soup


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