Traditional Jamaican Chicken Foot Soup

Enjoy a true Jamaican delicacy with this traditional creamy chicken foot soup often served at special events. With ingredients such as chicken feet, carrots, dumplings, and yam, nothing screams” Jamaican” more than this aromatic, spicy, and flavorful chicken foot soup. Highly seasoned with scotch bonnet pepper, thyme, and garlic, once you’ve tried this recipe, you will never go back!


Traditional creamy Jamaican Chicken Foot Soup


  • 1 pound chicken foot, without toenails
  • 10 sprigs thyme
  • 1 hot pepper such as wiri wiri pepper or scotch bonnet
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp oil
  • 1 small chayote, chopped
  • 1 small Idaho potato, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 scallion, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ cups pumpkin
  • 1 chicken flavored soup mix with noodles
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Spinners( Dumplings)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup water

Traditional creamy Jamaican Chicken Foot Soup


Put a large pot on high heat and add oil. Once the oil is hot enough, add thyme, pepper, garlic and stir quickly for about one minute. Add chicken feet and cook for almost 2 minutes.

Add water and let it cook for 30 minutes. Now, add chayote, potato, scallion, pumpkin, chicken soup mix, and black pepper. Put the lid on and let it cook for about 10 minutes.


For the Spinners:

In a bowl, add flour, salt, and water and mix until a hard dough is formed. Take small pieces of the dough and shape them into long spinners by rolling them between your palms.

Add the spinners to the soup and cook for another 10 minutes or until the vegetables are soft to chew and enjoy your traditional creamy Jamaican chicken feet soup.