Caribbean Style Chicken Soup with Dumplings

Caribbean Style Chicken Soup with Dumplings

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Caribbean Style Chicken Soup

This is a delicious, savory soup full of Caribbean flavor. It's full of hearty, healthy root vegetables that will keep you happily full for hours. Enjoy on a cold winter evening or anytime you're craving soup.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time for Marinade 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 8
Calories 376 kcal


  • 1 pound chicken thighs cut up into stew size pieces may use boneless chicken thighs
  • .75 pound beef tripe, cut into small pieces may be omitted
  • 8 cups chicken stock, unsalted
  • 3 tbsp avocado oil may use any cooking oil
  • 2 cups pumpkin, diced
  • 2 cups cassava, peeled and rough chopped
  • 1 cup caribbean sweet potato, rough chopped
  • 1 large half ripe plantain, cut into one inch pieces
  • 1 large carrot, cut into one-inch pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
  • 1 tsp ginger root, grated
  • 1 small scotch bonnet pepper, seeded and diced alternatively, you can drop the whole pepper into the soup
  • 2 stalks scallion, chopped
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped may be omitted
  • 1 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp each of black pepper, turmeric, allspice powder to taste

Ingredients for Flour Dumplings

  • 1 cup einkorn flour may use all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder may be omitted
  • 1 tbsp butter or vegan spread
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup water enough to form a soft dough


  • Wash, peel and cut all vegetables and aromatics. Set aside.
  • Wash chicken and tripe if using and season with salt, pepper, turmeric, and allspice powder.
  • Add garlic, ginger, scotch bonnet, scallion and thyme to the meat and use hands to mix well. Set aside to marinate at least one hour.
  • Heat avocado oil over medium heat. Add meat and saute for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Stir in all of the root vegetables making sure to blend into the seasoned meat.
  • Add chicken stock to the pot and stir well. Make sure you have enough chicken stock to cover the meat and vegetables.
  • Simmer soup over low-medium heat for 30 to 40 minutes or until all vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in chopped cilantro about five minutes before turning off the stove.

Instructions for Flour Dumplings

  • Mix flour, salt and baking powder in a small bowl.
  • Cut in butter or vegan spread into the flour mixture using hands or a fork until fully incorporated into the flour.
  • Add enough water to flour mix to form into a soft dough. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into small logs and cut into small pieces.
  • Roll dough pieces into small, round dumplings.
  • Add dumplings to soup and cook for 15 to 20 minutes until fully cooked through.


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