How To Make Ghana light chicken soup

Kai! Ghana i hail o... this is definitely going in my food arsenal . I decided to try the popular ghana light chicken soup today.. and boi... the taste is superb. Full pot has finished now now.


 5 servings
  1. 1 big garden egg
  2. 1 medium sized white onions
  3. Few dices of red onions
  4. 1 fresh chicken(please be sure to use live chicken and native one if possible)
  5. Salt
  6. 3 medium sized fresh tomatoes
  7. 2 seeds yellow scotch bonnet pepper
  8. 6-7 seeds green u ripe scotch bonnet pepper
  9. 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  10. 2 deseeded uda spice
  11. 1 clove garlic(optional)
  12. Big cut of ginger
  13. For the swallow
  14. Boil cassava and unripe plantain and pound in a mortar just like pounded yam


  1. Wash and place cleaned pieced chicken in a pot and add the grinded ginger and garlic with seasoning, salt and the diced onions.

  2. First stir and cover for the chicken to cook in it’s own juice after which you add more water and continue cooking until the chicken is half way cooked. Then drop in the whole garden egg, yellow scotch bonnet pepper, whole white onions and whole tomatoes and cover to continue cooking

  3. After like 7-8 minutes, remove the garden egg, tomatoes, onions and pepper you added and blend with little water in a blender to a smooth paste and set aside (or pound in a mortar)

  4. Now add the tomato paste to the chicken and stock boiling.

  5. Stir and add the uda spice, green unripe pepper and some more water and cover to cook for about 3minutes

  6. Now use a tiny mesh sieve to sieve in the blended mix and watch as the soup thickens to a light thick consistency

  7. Taste for seasoning and allow to cook for some 4 minutes

  8. Done!

    serve with fufu or any swallow of choice and enjoy the rich taste of African meal.


    Source : Cookingwithseki 

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