Stewed Chicken - Trinidad Style

Recipe by jenny butt

Delicious and very easy to make--a traditional recipe that will be cooked in every home. Six large fresh tomatoes can also be used.

Top Review by Chocolatl

This recipe is proof that a dish does not have to be complicated or have a long list of ingredients to be flavorful and delicious. Cooking the chicken in the browned sugar seemed odd at first, but it really works. I used canned tomatoes, but also added a couple of chopped romas. Thanks for something new in my repertoire. Made for PAC Fall 2009.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Finely chop onion, garlic, fresh tomatoes.
  2. Cut chicken into medium/small pieces.
  3. Put oil & sugar in a pot on high heat, and caramelize sugar.
  4. When golden brown, add chopped chicken pieces.
  5. Keep turning until all pieces coated in caramelized sugar and golden brown in color.
  6. Add onion & garlic.
  7. Keep cooking until onion translucent.
  8. Lower heat, add tomatoes & other seasonings.
  9. Simmer covered on low heat until chicken is cooked.
  10. Remove cover and cook further , reducing liquid until sauce thickens but DO NOT let dry.
  11. Serve hot with hot rice OR mashed potatoes.

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