Bahamian Style Simmered Chicken

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is from They noted that Bahamians usually soak this in lime juice the day before, as well, for a fuller flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs chicken, cut up (if preferred you may use all breast etc, can go up to 2 pounds of chicken)
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 14 cup lime juice 1/2 teaspoon thyme (2-3 limes, or Old Sour)
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil


  1. In a large skillet heat oil; add chicken and onion. Squeeze the juice from 2-3 limes over chicken or substitute Old Sour if a spicier flavour preferred. Add thyme. Simmer chicken 30-40 minutes until fork tender and no longer red. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
  2. Note: if you use all breast meat, it might take less time. Likewise, if you use more chicken, it might take more time. Keep an eye on it.

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