My Global Food Challenge


Bahamian Chicken Souse (Bahamas)

“This traditional Bahamian dish is served with a side of grits and bread or Johnny cake. Add lime and hot pepper to spice it up to your individual taste. It’s delicious and surprisingly simple!”

Yield: 4 servings


24 chicken wings, separated
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, diced
1/2 green pepper, diced
6 large potatoes, peeled and diced
3 carrots, diced
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon ground allspice
2 bay leaves
3/4 cup lime juice
3 cups water
salt and black pepper to taste


Toss the chicken wings with 3 tablespoons lime juice and the seasoned salt. Set aside to marinate at room temperature for 1 hour.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and green pepper; cook and stir until the onion has softened and begun to brown, about 10 minutes.

Add the potatoes, carrots, red pepper flakes, allspice, bay leaves, marinated chicken, lime juice, and water. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and continue simmering until the chicken is no longer pink at the bone, and the vegetables are tender, about 40 minutes.

Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.

Link to My Post on The Bahamas:

Cuisine: Bahamian

Main Ingredient: Chicken

File:Bahamas in North America (special marker) (-mini map -rivers).svg

One thought on “Bahamas

  1. Simple, hearty and filling. The use of the red potatoes prevented them from becoming mushy when simmered for a long time and I appreciated the chewy texture. Nice comfort food dish!

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