This Nigerian Chicken Pepper Soup is an easy and hearty comfort food. What better way to enjoy the cold months.
Author Chichi Uguru
1500ghard fowl( cleaned and cut up.)
1large Onion finely chopped
salt to taste
1/2 to 1TbspCameroon Pepper(you can sub with 2 habenero peppers)
1 TbspPepper-soup spice*
2-3Scent leaves (nchianwu) ( finely chopped I had run out of Scent leaves so I used Parsley flakes)
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, Cameroon pepper and crayfish ( if using). .
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. My choice of what to eat it with depends on my mood ?
*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.Tips
If you are making this with regular American chicken, remember that the American chicken cooks faster so adjust your time to about 15mins less so the chicken doesn't get too soft and break into pieces.
Also add your Pepper Soup spice, onions, and crayfish when you start cooking so the chicken can absorb a lot of flavor.