Wifey duty calls! Sick Hubby needs some soup 😊

I am more of a fish broth person though but not the hubs… sooo chicken soup it is!…

The one most important request for his soup was that there MUST be plantains and sweet potatoes in it! Lol

I’ve seen my Mummy make chicken soup by stewing the chicken then adding water, veggies and dumplings. This evening I decided to make it using a split peas… a method I was introduced to by an old friend.

Here goes…



  • 1 cup split peas
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/2 cup carrots, sliced
  • 4 ochro
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped
  • 1 small plantain, sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small pepper, chopped
  • 3 chadon beni leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp celery, finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp golden ray butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup water


  • 2 medium chicken breast/1 medium leg and thigh, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 chadon beni leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 tsp salt,
  • 1/4 tsp JGM Products paprika


  1. Season chicken with chadon beni, garlic, salt and paprika. Set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in the water and form a dough. Set aside and allow itΒ to rest for about 20 mins. before shaping the dough (See pic below).
  3. In a pot, add water and bring to a boil. Add spilt peas and cook until tender.
  4. Using a hand blender, blend split peas until it is a smooth liquid.
  5. Add chicken and soy sauce. Cook for roughly 10 mins.
  6. Add sweet potatoes to pot and cover. Cook for a further 5 minutes and then add the remaining vegetables except the plantains.
  7. After another 5 mins roughly, add the plantains and dumplings.
  8. Add golden ray butter, 1/2 tsp salt, garlic, thyme, celery and chadon beni.
  9. Cover pot and simmer for a few mins.
  10. Serve hot. TIME TO EAT! πŸ˜€

The only lengthy part of this recipe is the boiling of the split peas. Once that is cooked, everything else takes no time at all. As you noticed I used very few provisions but you can add just about any you like and in any quantity.

Also, the use of the soy sauce was for color as I am not a fan of light colored meat… it looks raw and can ruin my appetite lol. Another option would be to slightly cook the chicken before (β€˜brown it’) to give it some color.

I added some extra pepper to it and gosh it was sooooo good!!!

You need to try it!!πŸ˜€

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