Monday, 22 December 2014

# African food # Christmas

My Holiday menu, Day 1: Herb Chicken pepper soup

Hi y'all
You know I am into fitness and living a healthy life? Ok, in case you didn't know, I also love food, hehehehe!! I love good food ehhh. I enjoy cooking, cooking makes me happy. When I am bored, I cook, lol. Anyways, this week is Christmas week, so I would love to share some of my recipes with you(not that they are things you never knew about, am just trying to have fun, make una no vex, lol.) I will try to make them a bit healthy for us, so that we don't feel too guilty while indulging. All week is all about food, food, food, fooood and more fooood. #operationopenbelle Woohoo!!

If you are looking for simple recipes to make for the family or add to your party menu, maybe some of what you find here will attract you. Today i'm sharing Chicken pepper soup!! This dish may not be a big deal, but nne/nna it tastes like happiness! Simple and yummy!!!!

This was where I added all the spices to marinate with.

All mixed.

Scent leaves and curry leaves.

Ingredients: Will feed 4 to 6 people

  1. 1 whole chicken: I used live chicken, they taste better, they give better flavor and aroma to the dish (and I get to use all the spare parts of the chicken, hehehe) My neighbors don hear nwii! Lol!
  2. 2 tsps pepper soup spice_ground.
  3. 3 fresh native yellow pepper_ground
  4. 2 tsps of crayfish_ground
  5. Half a hand full of Scent leave(I just cant do without this herb)
  6. Half a hand full of curry leaves_finely chopped
  7. 1/2 tsp of thyme.
  8. 1 small bay leaf.
  9. 1 small onion_chopped 
  10. 1 garlic clove_crushed and chopped
  11. Salt and seasoning cubes to taste.

How to cook:
  1. For a deep flavor, please please and please marinate your chicken for at least 30 mins. The more you marinate, the deeper the flavor and the chicken comes out really tasty. I allowed mine 5 hours. Use all the spices, salt, seasoning cubes, onion, garlic, pepper to rub the chicken, then stick it into the fridge till you are ready to cook. Do not add water.
  2. Bring out the chicken, add a cup of water and cook till the chicken is well done. Biko, me I don't eat bloody chicken, I cook my meat till well done!
  3. When its ready, add more water, about 3 cups of BOILED water and allow to simmer, then add the chopped herbs. Taste for salt and turn of the heat.
  4. Serve with boiled plantains, yam or potatoes. I had mine with some noodles for dinner. 
  5. Heat lovers, feel free to increase the amount of pepper in the dish. #sweatisgood
I cooked the noodles plain, no spice, no salt.

Have you tried this dish before?  Please stay tuned for more cooking.....God bless.

*Don't forget to bless a soul, tis the season to spread love*


  1. Wow thanks a lot cheliz!
    I have been enjoying all these your receipes oh!
    Please continue it oh! God bless

    1. Hehehe, no wahala Gift. Anything for you dear.

  2. Am so tryn dis! Nena

  3. Wow looks delicious...
    Cheliz we made the moi moi with the scent leaves nd it was delicious! Thanks

    1. Really Becky? Wow i'm glad you did, Thanks to you too!