Jamaican Jerk Chicken Soup

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Soup – A sweet and spicy soup with rice, beans, veggies, and perfectly seasoned flavorful chicken!!!

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Soup

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.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken 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!!

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Soup

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken Soup
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A sweet and spicy soup with rice, beans, veggies, and flavorful chicken!
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4-6
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
for the chicken seasoning
  • 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
for the soup
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 teaspoons chicken bouillon
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • ½ red pepper, diced
  • 1 4-ounce can diced green chiles
  • 2 tablespoons seeded jalapeño
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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. 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!


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I love warm and hearty soups in the chillier months, it’s so comforting! Love the the sound of all the spices and flavors in here, it sounds so good right now. Yikes, hope your lights don’t get ripped off and stay warm! Happy Friday and hope you have a great weekend Tiffany 🙂

Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog and thought this recipe looked great! Are there by any chance black beans in this recipe? It looks like there might be some in your pictures, but I didn’t see it called out in the recipe. Thanks!!

    Thanks so much for letting me know, I’ve corrected and updated the recipe! Hope you enjoy it!

      You also forgot to add the chick back into the soup. I’m making it tomorrow and will let you know what I think.

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!

This soup is AMAZING!!!! Second time I have made this soup 🙂 I love it!!