Curried Chicken (Trinidad Style)

Total Time
20 mins
40 mins

This is a great curried chicken recipe from Trinidad recipe that I got from a book called "The Naparima Girls' Highschool Cookbook". It's easy to prepare and very flavorful.

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  • 1 (3 lb) whole chickens
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons minced green seasoning (found in most West Indian grocery stores. If unable to find minced thyme and green onion should work)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 -4 tablespoons curry powder
  • 12 cup chopped tomato
  • 12 cup chopped onion
  • 12 cup hot water


  1. Cut chicken into small pieces and season with garlic, green seasoning, salt and hot pepper.
  2. Marinate for 30 minutes or more.
  3. Heat oil in an iron pot or skillet.
  4. Mix curry powder with 1/4 cup of water until smooth; add to hot oil and cook 2 minutes.
  5. Add chicken and stir to coat in curry; cook until all water dries out; stir well (about 10 mins).
  6. Add tomatoes and onion; cook for a minute; stir in 1/2 cup hot water.
  7. Lower heat to medium; cover and cook until meat is tender; add more water if more sauce is necessary.
  8. Adjust salt and hot pepper.