Chicken Hotpot


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Chicken Hotpot

Who is here for simple delicious recipes?? I know I am. My goal in life is to make cooking as less complicated and as flavorful as humanly possible. I have cooked some delicious things in my life but this right here is greatness. Minimal work for some epic deliciousness. If you cant already tell, I absolutely love this soup.

This is a great simple dish that can be made on any budget. It’s hearty and warm and can be enjoyed for lunch or supper. This recipe is very reminiscent of peppersoup but doesn’t require special spices. The ginger, scotch bonnet and garlic go a long way to clear out your sinuses, even when it doesn’t feel like there is anything to clear.

Go ahead, indulge in some hot-soup therapy

Chicken Hotpot

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Serves: 4

  • 1 finger ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 large tatashe (bell pepper)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 hot peppers (scotch bonnet , ata-rodo)
  • 1 whole chicken (cleaned and cut)
  • 2 maggi cubes
  • salt - to taste
  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a blender, pulse until rough blended. set aside
  2. place cleaned chicken pieces in a large pot, add in salt and maggi and cover with 5 cups of water. Place on medium-high heat and boil until chicken is tender (35-40 minutes if using hard chicken , 15-20 minutes if using soft chicken). Turn off heat.
  3. Remove chicken pieces from the broth. Pour the broth through a strainer (to remove any residue)
  4. Return both chicken and broth to the pot, add in blended pepper from step one. Stir to combine. Place on medium heat and cook for another 10 minutes.

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By |May 29th, 2015|23 Comments


  1. Faith October 1, 2016 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Great work !!! Pls want know the veggies u added to the white rice. It’s so ooooooo eye catchy 😃

  2. lara December 19, 2015 at 4:05 pm - Reply


  3. lara December 19, 2015 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Tried this yesterday….it was nice. My mum loved it. Thanks for the tips. Please when will 9ja foodie get an app. It would be awesome.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 20, 2015 at 8:07 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the great feedback Lara. An App hen? we are definitely looking into it.

  4. tori November 25, 2015 at 7:51 am - Reply

    What can I do to have a soft chicken like the one I see in fast food

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie November 28, 2015 at 3:12 pm - Reply

      They use soft chicken also called Agric chicken. you will find it where frozen meat and seafood is sold.

  5. Amina July 6, 2015 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Will definitely try this

  6. Dayo B July 3, 2015 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Hi 9jafoodie! I’m thinking of doing this with croaker fish. I reckon I won’t need to boil the fish first. Any suggestions for how I can adapt this recipe for fish? Thanks

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie July 6, 2015 at 10:07 pm - Reply

      There is no need to boil the fish first. wash the fish and combine with all the spices, simmer until fish is cooked through.

  7. nkechinyere Aja June 11, 2015 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Please i will like to have your contact

  8. MO' June 11, 2015 at 6:23 am - Reply

    i sure going to try this, this weekend. cant wait.

  9. LaraL June 8, 2015 at 11:20 am - Reply

    Made this. Was excellent. Used tomato in place of tatashe cos I didn’t have any at the time. Still turned out great. My little boy gobbled it up very quickly. Atta girl!

  10. Veronica June 1, 2015 at 6:21 am - Reply

    chei 9jafoodie don come again o….you shouldn’t post GOOD STUFFS like this when person dey broke nauh? u wan make i go rob bank???…lol…..
    look delicious oooo. Imma try it….after i rob the bank…#winks

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie June 1, 2015 at 7:05 pm - Reply

      lol aunty Veronica God go provide money. Abeg no go rob bank!

  11. Awele May 31, 2015 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Super delicious with fresh fish. Yummy! Can’t take my mind of the ginger and garlic flavor. Hmmmmm

  12. zinny May 29, 2015 at 9:20 am - Reply

    Can I use the herbs to marinate the chicken….. marinades really improve the taste of meat……

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