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Chicken Pepper Soup by Epicurious

PHOTO BY JOSEPH DE LEO, FOOD STYLING BY PEARL JONES

Peppersoup is a popular Nigerian favorite and can be prepared with chicken, fish, goat, mutton, game, or organ meats. It should be fiery hot with spices. Traditional spices can be hard to find in the United States. Below you'll find an alternative invented by homesick Nigerians. 

RatingDifficultyIntermediate
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PHOTO BY JOSEPH DE LEO, FOOD STYLING BY PEARL JONES
Yields6 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 20 mins
Peppersoup Spice Mixture:
 1 tbsp anise seeds
 1 tbsp cumin seeds
 1 tbsp ground ginger
 1 tbsp fennel seeds
 1 tsp whole cloves
Chicken Peppersoup:
 1 (3-pound) chicken, cut into serving pieces
 ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
 4 cups water
 1 onionminced
 2 cloves garlicminced
 2 tbsp bird chilesor to taste
 Salt, to taste
 2 tbsp dried smoked shrimpminced
 2 tbsp fresh mintchopped
 Mint sprigsfor garnish

Ingredients

Peppersoup Spice Mixture:
 1 tbsp anise seeds
 1 tbsp cumin seeds
 1 tbsp ground ginger
 1 tbsp fennel seeds
 1 tsp whole cloves
Chicken Peppersoup:
 1 (3-pound) chicken, cut into serving pieces
 ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
 4 cups water
 1 onionminced
 2 cloves garlicminced
 2 tbsp bird chilesor to taste
 Salt, to taste
 2 tbsp dried smoked shrimpminced
 2 tbsp fresh mintchopped
 Mint sprigsfor garnish
Chicken Pepper Soup by Epicurious

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