Chicken Soup with Christophenes, Yam, Swiss Chard and Jamaican Thyme

Coffee and Vanilla


whole chicken (separated) or chicken pieces for 5-6 people
3 litres of boiling water
5 chicken cubes (10g each)
2 christophenes (peeled, cubed)
handful of fresh Jamaican thyme (with stems)
½ tsp chilli flakes
4-5 carrots (coarsely sliced)
5 cm thick piece of yam (peeled, cubed)
whole garlic head (each clove crushed with the side of the knife and peeled)
4 large potatoes – about 600g (cubed)
small bunch of Swiss chard (chopped coarsely)


large pot with cover


Place chicken, cubes, water and cook covered until chicken is almost ready. Reduce fire, add carrots, thyme, yam, christophenes, potatoes, garlic and chilli flakes. Cook covered until all vegetables are ready. Discard thyme stems, leaves should be separated from them by that time. Add chard to the soup and cook for couple of more minutes, only until leaves are witted.

Share to the bowls and serve immediately.

Serve 5-6 people.

Your thoughts…

  1. Very nice and healthy looking too.

  2. What a wonderful soup Margot…hope you had a wonderful weekend :-)

  3. I Love homemade soup and this one is very interesting and looks like something I’ll be trying in the near future. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

  4. oh wow! these are incredible ingredients and flavors! Margot what a soup!

  5. That looks like the perfect soup for a cold night.

  6. i love Chicken Soup it is so yummy.

  7. Chicken Soup is one of my favorite dishes of all time. it is very tasty and the ingredients are very available. sometimes i put a dash of chili over my chicken soup because i like it spicy hot.

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