Stewed Chicken Recipe

Hello all,

I have been getting a lot of request on a different site for my Trinidadian Stewed Chicken Recipe. That is why I decided to start this blog so I wouldn't have to send out a gazillion emails with the same recipes. So my first recipe post will be my most requested!

Trinidad Stewed Chicken


  • 1 chicken – 3-4 ½  lb. cut up
  • 1 tbsp green seasoning (see recipe)
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cooking oil
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard


  1. Cut up chicken, rinse quickly, do not soak in water. (Or if you’re lazy like me buy it pre cut)
  2. Add seasoning salt and pepper and marinate. I do this for about 20-30 minutes, but my dad likes to marinate his overnight. I haven’t really tasted a difference in the chicken.
  3. Heat oil in heavy pot, add sugar and allow to brown. If you can’t or don’t want to do this step (It’s super tricky) you can go to Fiesta in the Jamaican section and by burnt sugar browning and just use 1 tbsp of that instead.
  4. Add chicken and allow to brown all over. Add a squirt of ketchup and mustard. It just gives it a bit of tang so don’t go overboard.
  5. Cook chicken until water dries out.
  6. Add 1 cup of water and cover pot, cook for about 20-30 minutes until chicken is cooked and tender.
  7. Toward the end, I like to put in some pigeon peas. I put them in the last 5 minutes and let them brown up a bit.
  8. Serve hot over rice or macaroni pie.



Lynette said...

I already emailed you, but I just wanted to post this on your blog.. My husband and I loved the stewed chicken! Scrumptious flavor! I'm glad the green seasoning recipe produces so much...I will definitely be using it in other dishes! Thanks again for the recipes!

April 26, 2010 at 11:49 AM
Mandy9r said...

No problem. I love being able to share my Grandma's recipes with everyone. :)

April 28, 2010 at 8:42 PM

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