Curried Chicken (Trinidad Style)

"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."
photo by Bernadine J. photo by Bernadine J.
photo by Bernadine J.
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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


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

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  1. This was sooo good! Because of the area I live in (I guess) I couldn’t find green seasoning or hot peppers or thyme to replace the green seasoning. So instead I only used the green onion, cayenne, and garlic salt to marinate the chicken. Then while cooking I ended up adding cumin and extra salt. I also added green peppers because I like vegetables. :) There’s a lot of changes but I had to make it work to what I had!
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  2. I had this book and somehow it's gotten lost. I always loved this recipe. Thank you for posting it! Making it tonight!
  3. Good recipe - while I will never cook a curry as good as my Trini friend does , this recipe was easy to follow and the curry was very good ! I have made it a few times always with great results....
  4. Awesome! My mom is one of the girls on the book cover that helped write this book. Small world
  5. A basic authentic Trinidad style of cooking curry chicken. If you can get the ingredients to make a true green seasoning makes a huge difference in my opinion but this is a great recipe!



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