Chicken in Coconut Milk (Martinique, Caribbean)

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by twissis

This is my final recipe to enter from *The Essential Caribbean Cookbook* edited by Heather Thomas & I feel like I'm ending a cruise thru the islands of the Caribbean. Ck out the 2 desserts I entered from this cookbook as either would be great as the finale of this meal. *Enjoy* !

Top Review by Maryland Jim

Great and easy way to do chicken. I had 3 huge boneless chicken breasts that I cut each in half. Didn't have a red chili pepper so I used a jalapeno. Didn't have the saffron either but it was delicious just the same. Wife says we have to have this we will. Made for Football Pool 2012.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat peanut oil in a lrg deep skillet & add chicken quarters (or breasts). Fry gently over moderate heat till all chicken surfaces are golden brown, turning occ in the oil. Remove chicken & set aside.
  2. Add onions, garlic & chile to the skillet & fry gently till soft (about 5 minutes). Do not allow onion to brown ~ it should be only lightly colored.
  3. Return chicken to the skillet & pour in the coconut milk. Sprinkle w/saffron & season w/salt & pepper. Stir well & simmer gently for 30-40 min till the chicken is cooked + tender & the sauce has thickened & somewhat reduced. Serve immediately w/boiled rice, a ladle of sauce over the chicken & rice & sprinkled w/fresh parsley.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a