Trinidad Stewed Chicken

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is from I haven't tried it yet. Times don't include the extra 30 minutes you need to let the chicken sit with its seasonings.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Leave skin on the chicken; put it on a plate. Sprinkle the green onion, cilantro, garlic, onion, salt and pepper over it. Cover. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a deep pot over medium heat. Stir in the sugar, and cook until the sugar has melted into a nice golden brown syrup. Add the chicken pieces, and brown quickly while turning continuously. Cover the pot, and let it cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour in 1 cup of water, coconut milk and pepper flakes. Cover again; cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Stir in the ketchup and butter. Continue cooking until chicken is fork tender, 20 to 30 minutes. The chicken skin won't be crispy, so throw it out or give it to an appreciative dog. (If cat, only a little bit. Don't want to give them too much fat at once, you know.). You'd have to pick off any little pieces of garlic and onion first tho, as those aren't good for our companion animals.
Most Helpful

My family & I enjoyed this dish very much. We did add more of the red pepper flakes ( personel preference only). It was very quick and easy to throw together and tasted great. The chicken was perfectly cooked, and the sauce was slightly sweet, spicy and flavorful. Thank you so much for sharing.

Baby Kato July 07, 2009

Surprisingly bland. My two year old loved it but the rest of the family found it rather tasteless and bland.

blauden June 25, 2009

This was just delicious! We really enjoyed it's somewhat sweet but kinda tangy flavor. This dish is very different from the things I usually make so my little one wasn't quite sure what to make of it at first. She ended up really liking this. I served it with Caribbean Coconut Rice and Beans Thanks Deb! Made for ZWT5 for the Kitchen Witches.

Realtor by day, Chef by night May 28, 2009