The Traditional Jamaican “Saturday soup” growing up in a Jamaican household you’d have this dish at least once a month with the family. A perfect winter warmer pick me up. Were sure it cured every cold we had growing up!  Give it a try!




  • 1 lb Skinless Chicken (legs & thighs)
  • 2 Medium carrots (Chopped)
  • 1 Cho Cho (Choyate)
  • 1 Packet of Pumpkin (50g)
  •  1 packet cock soup mix (50g)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 2 spring onions (chopped)
  • 1tsp. Black pepper
  • 200g Sweet potato or White potato
  • 250g Pumpkin (Diced)
  • 150g Yam
  • 1 tsp salt.
  • 4 sprigs of thyme
  • 6 pimento seeds
  • 1 tsp garlic & ginger
  • 6-8 cups of water
  • Dumplings/Spinners
  • 250g Plain flour
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp salt.



Chicken stock cubes

Corn on the cob


Green Banana




  1. Add water to a large pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Cut skinless chicken into 2 pieces, and dash the chicken into the pot along with the pumpkin. Then add salt, pepper, pimento and mix together and boil for 20 minutes on medium heat.
  3. Add onions, spring onions, sweet potatoes or white potatoes, yam, carrots, cho cho, and bring to boil for 15 minutes.
  4. Then add Dumplings and spinners along with 1 whole scotch bonnet pepper and cook for further 15 minutes.
  5. Then add your Pumpkin and cock soup mix and stir well and simmer for 5-10 minutes
  6. Serve!