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Ghana Light Soup with chicken in a bowl served with fufu

Ghana Chicken Light Soup

Abi Olayiwola
This delicious, spicy, Ghana light chicken soup is a great accompaniment to rice, yam, fufu, eba, pounded yam etc.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine African, Ghanaian
Servings 6
Calories 134 kcal



  • Add the chicken legs into a pan. Slice one onion. Chop the garlic. Slice the ginger. Add all into the pot with some salt and a cup of water.
  • Cover the pot and allow to cook until the chicken is nearly soft. The time for this depends on whether you have soft or hard chicken.
  • Remove the stalk from the scotch bonnet peppers and tomatoes. Wash and add into the pan with the chicken. Pour another cup of water into the pan and cover.
  • Allow to cook for 10 mins, then remove from heat. Next, remove the chicken from the pan.
  • Separate the stock and the remaining content of the pan with a colander. Then, pour the stock back into the pan.
  • Pour the peppers, onions, tomatoes, ginger and garlic into a blender and puree.
  • Add back into the pot with the stock and chicken.
  • Cut off the two ends of the garden eggs and cut into halves. Pour into the pan and add the palm oil. Add some water if the soup is too thick. Taste for salt and add more, if needed.
  • Cover the pan and allow to cook for at 20 mins before removing from heat.


Calories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 12mgPotassium: 788mgFiber: 8gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 769IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Ghana Light Soup
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