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How To Make Chicken Pepper Soup With Plantain

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Chicken Pepper Soup with Plantain is a perfect dish you can eat at anytime. This is one of the popular soups in Nigerian cuisine. It’s comforting, it’s filling, and it’s a great way to utilize unripe plantains, which are a nutritious powerhouse and are very good for your health. Here is the recipe. Enjoy!


  • Full chicken
  • Yam tuber
  • Slightly ripe plantain (or unripe)
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • Minced ginger and garlic
  • Scotch Bonnet, thinly sliced OR hot ground pepper
  • Pepper soup spice/seasoning
  • Dry or Fresh mint leaves
  • Seasoning cubes (Maggi or Knorr)
  • Salt to taste
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  1. Peel, wash and slice the yam into bite chunks. Then peel and slice the plantain into 3 or 4 pieces. Set the yam and plantain aside.
  2. Wash and chop the chicken. Add the onion, ginger, garlic, seasoning cubes and salt to taste. Place on low heat and leave to simmer for 10 minutes to allow the meat to release its natural flavors.
  3. Add plantain and yam. Then add, pepper and pepper soup seasoning. Stir all nice, and allow to cook for about 20 minutes or until the yam, plantain and chicken are almost soft. Make sure that the water is slightly over the contents in pot. Otherwise, add some more. Then add the mint leaves. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary. Then leave to cook till the chicken, yam and plantain are very tender.

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