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Bahamian Sour Chicken-Vegetable Soup - Chicken Souse Soup
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Carol Welte

Serves/Makes:4 - 6

  • 6 cups (1425 ml) chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) whole allspice, tied in cheesecloth
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 cloves peeled garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup (225 ml) finely diced onion
  • 1 cup (225 ml) finely diced celery
  • 1 cup (225 ml) finely diced carrot
  • 2 cups (475 ml) peeled finely diced potatoes
  • 3/4 lb (.3 kg) skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut in 1" squares 1/4" thick
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) minced fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) minced fresh cilantro
  • In 4 qt. saucepan, bring chicken stock, allspice & pepper flakes to boil.
  • Cover, simmer over low heat for 10 min.
  • Add garlic, onion, celery, carrots & potatoes & simmer, covered, for 30 min.
  • Add chicken & cook for 3-4 min., uncovered or till chicken is cooked.
  • Season with salt to taste.
  • Discard allspice tied in cheesecloth.
  • Remove saucepan from heat & add lime juice, mint & cilantro.
  • Serve immediately.
This is a recipe from the Seagrapes Restaurant, Nassau, Bahamas.

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