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  • Terissa Skinner-Ballantyne

Stewed Chicken

One of the most common ways to prepare meat locally is by stewing. Stewing is a method we use in the Caribbean at large to cook meats and some vegetables. This is done by caramelizing brown sugar until it goes past its light caramel color to a slightly darker shade of brown. The main ingredient is then added and allowed to cook, taking the color of the browned sugar and creating a stew. It is simple and delishhhhhhhhh. We stew chicken, beef, pork, turkey, goat, potatoes and, one of everyone's faves,we cook a beautiful rice dish by using this method as well (see Pelau). Sunday lunch or any day of the week is a good day for stew so here's my recipe and I do hope you enjoy.


1 Chicken (5-6lbs) cut up into small pieces

6 tbsp Green Seasoning


1/4 tsp Black Pepper

1 tsp Salt

2 tbps Brown Sugar

2 chopped Pimento

1 small Onion chopped

1 crushed and chopped clove Garlic

2 cups Water

Hot Pepper and Salt to taste


●Place chicken in large bowl of water with either vinegar or lime, clean by removing skin from chicken pieces.

● Drain and place in a medium to large bowl add green seasoning, black pepper and salt, mix well. Set aside for 30 mins to marinate.

●To a medium saucepan on high heat add brown sugar and allow to liquefy. As brown sugar begins to liquefy begin stirring it slowly until the color becomes caramel and frothy.

●When the sugar becomes slightly dark brown in color toss in chicken and stir. Allow chicken to absorb color for 1 min then add water and again stir.

●Cover chicken and allow to cook on medium heat for 15 - 20 mins.

●Once all the chicken pieces are a nice brown color remove lid and and add hot pepper, pimento, onion and garlic. Let simmer until water has reduced to about 1/2 the original amount.

●Complete cooking by adding salt to taste the turn off heat and serve hot.

Stew is one of the Caribbeans finest. Simple and bursting with flavor and a regular on any menu. Serve with rice, roti, pies you name it. However you choose to have this I do hope you enjoy.

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