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Stew Chicken


Stew chicken is a dish typically eaten for dinner throughout the English speaking Caribbean islands. The dish is popular in Jamaica, Antigua, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Grenada, Belize, Dominica and in Caribbean communities throughout the world.


You will need:

1 chicken (2 -3 lbs.), cut up in 1/8 or 1/16, seasoned and marinated for at least an hour

3 cloves garlic, chopped

3 tbsp. brown sugar

1 small onion, chopped

1 sprig chive, chopped

2 sprigs fine leaf thyme, chopped

2 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 tsp tomato paste or ketchup if you like

CHIEF green seasoning

CHIEF salt (to taste)

hot pepper (to taste)



1. Season meat by mixing in a large bowl with green seasonings, garlic and onion

2. Heat a deep heavy pot on a medium fire. Add the sugar to the pot until it is nice and golden brown.

3. Add the seasoned meat and about 1/4 cup 0f water.

4. Turn mixture until the meat is nice and coated.

5. Cover the pot and let simmer for about 5 -10 minutes. Notice how the meat ‘springs’ water.

6. Burn off a little of the excess water.

7. Add 1 1/2 cups of water to just cover the chicken.

8. Add salt, pepper and chopped herbs.

9. Cook for about 25 – 30 mins or until the meat is tender.

10. You may add a tablespoon of tomato ketchup for taste.


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