Jamaican Jerk Chicken Soup – A sweet and spicy soup with rice, beans, veggies, and perfectly seasoned flavorful chicken!!!
The weather is having a fit today. I’m a bit concerned that my recently hung Christmas lights are going to be ripped from the rooftop. The wind is blowing like mad and it’s started to snow. Except it’s snowing sideways. This type of weather calls for one thing, soup. And hot chocolate with little marshmallows and hazelnut creamer. But as far as dinner is concerned, it’s soup.
This Jamaican Jerk Chicken Soup is delicious! It has some of that sweetness that you look forward to in a Jamaican-jerk-style dish. Couple that sweetness with a bit of heat from the seasonings and jalapeños and you’ve got yourself an incredibly tasty soup! This was easy to put together, especially because I diced the veggies beforehand and steamed the sweet potato in the microwave (shhh!). This soup is the perfect way to switch up your normal stormy-weather-dinner routine, fix it up for dinner this week, you’re going to love it!!
What people are saying about this Jamaican Jerk Chicken Soup
“This was so good! I had to make a few substitutions due to what I had on hand, like kidney instead of black beans and canned tomatoes instead of fresh. I also added some coconut milk – delicious! Thanks for this recipe!” – Sam
“This soup is AMAZING!!!! Second time I have made this soup I love it!!” – Joannie
Jamaican Jerk Chicken Soup
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon sugar
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ⅛ teaspoon ground parsley
- 3 cups water
- 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
- 2 roma tomatoes - diced
- ½ red pepper - diced
- 1 4-ounce can diced green chiles
- 2 tablespoons seeded jalapeno
- ½ cup diced white or yellow onion
- 1 medium sweet potato - cooked and diced
- 1 cup black beans
- 1 cup cooked brown or white rice
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt - (or to taste)
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons corn starch
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- In a small bowl combine all of the seasoning ingredients for the chicken and mix to combine. Rub seasoning onto both sides of chicken breasts (if you have extra seasoning, reserve and add to soup broth.
- Preheat a nonstick pan or skillet to medium heat, spray with cooking spray, and cook chicken breasts 4-5 minutes each side or until cooked through. Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces and set aside.
- Add water and chicken bouillon to a medium-large pot and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce to simmer. Add tomatoes, red peppers, green chiles, jalapeños, onion, sweet potato, beans, and rice and chicken. Cook 5 minutes. Add paprika, salt, and chili powder. Cook 10 minutes longer.
- 5 minutes before serving, whisk corn starch and 2 tablespoons cold water together in a small bowl until corn starch is dissolved. Add mixture to soup and stir to combine. Allow to thicken 5 minutes. Enjoy!
Hi Tiffany, Do you use fresh black beans, soak them overnight and then add them to the soup? Does that mean they only have to be cooked 10-15 minutes? Or do you just add black BEANS from a can?
Hi Steve- for this recipe I use canned black beans, drained. Sorry for the confusion. If done that way, there is no need to soak the beans overnight.
how long can i store this soup in the fridge for? if i make this on a sunday can i use it up till friday?
I recommend 3-4 days!
DeliCious. I also changed it up a bit by adding some fresh giNger, Okra and finishing with coconut milk and chopped cilantro. This hearty and warming for cold weather but also a filling meal for warm weather and so healthy.
That sounds delicious!
Hi there. there’s No mention of when the chicken goes into the soup. I adde3d it with the cornstarch. You?
Sorry about that! The recipe is updated!
So good! I made this on a cold winter day to warm up. I doubled the spices and added a little extra of all the fresh veggies (except the sweet potato). So filling and yummy. I used a Dutch oven and cooked the chicken in the same pot as the soup (and deglazed the pan) to make sure I locked in all those flavors. 11/10, checks all the boxes: Hearty, flavorful, delicious, warming.