Traditional Wisconsin Booyah

closeup of a traditional Wisconsin chicken booyah recipe served with oyster crackers

A traditional Wisconsin soup with a funny name, this classic booyah recipe is a scaled down version of the original, made with chicken and beef. Serve with oyster crackers for an authentic experience. #Wisconsin #soup



  1. In a large Dutch oven *affiliate link or stockpot, heat olive oil to medium-high. Add chicken, stew meat, and onion. Let the meat brown, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add salt, pepper and water. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.
  3. Cover the pot and reduce heat. Simmer for two hours. Break up/shred meat, if needed.
  4. Add celery, carrots, potato, cabbage, tomatoes, frozen vegetables, bay leaves, additional water,  Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce
  5. Cover pot and simmer for an additional two hours.
  6. Remove bay leaves before serving with oyster crackers.


*If you’re prefer to make this recipe with only one type of meat, feel free to double your choice and omit the other meat.

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