Geera Chicken

This is another method of geera – ing meat. The last time, I showed you all how to do this using pork. This time I chose to use chicken because not everyone eats pork. Usually, when doing geera chicken, we use mostly back and neck, or gizzard the more bony parts that allow the flavour to really be infused into the meat. But you could try it with the less bony parts as well , like the breast or leg etc. Basically the difference between the two methods is when you put in the geera; some people put it before, when they’re seasoning the meat or after, just before it is done. Because of this the recipe is not that different, well except for the curry it is just the method. So here is Geera Chicken.

A Trini Geera Chicken Recipe

Geera Chicken



1 lb. Chicken parts (back and neck, gizzard etc.)

2 tbsp. geera (cumin)

1 tbsp curry powder

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1 small onion, chopped

3 leaves chadon beni

1 sprig of chive

1 pimento



1 hot Pepper (scotch bonnet)

Salt to taste



Wash and season the meat with the salt thyme, chadon beni,
onion, pimento, chive and 2 of the garlic cloves (chopped)
Add the curry. Mix thoroughly and leave to marinate for about an hour.
Saute the other two cloves of garlic in some oil and add the meat.
Add the pepper.
Add water and allow meat to cook.
When almost done, add the geera and mix well.
The geera chicken is ready to be served
That’s how simple this dish is to make. As always, I encourage you to experiment with the dish if you don’t have some of the herbs that we have. This could be served just like the geera pork with hops bread or sada roti or bake or anything else you wish. It can even be eaten alone by itself. It’s all up to you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Tomorrow I’ll take a rest and start my week of posts on Monday. Until then, Bye!


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13 Responses to Geera Chicken

  1. Dora August 6, 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    does the hot pepper have to be chopped? or is it dropped in whole?

  2. Felix August 7, 2009 at 1:50 am #

    Chopped or whole. It depends on how hot you want the geera chicken to be.

  3. thatgirl814 November 13, 2009 at 12:02 am #

    excellent recipe! i followed it once before, and today as well…finger licking good!lol thanks for the generous information provided, to making this pot a success!im trini, ut i live in Canada, and it sure is a treat, to make this for my husband,as he is jamaican, and he seems to take to this style of chicken! thanks again!

  4. Dora September 1, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

    hi Felix, i was wondering, i am probably going out on a limb here… but do you have any recipes for curried soya chunks, or even geera soya chunks? ;-) my husband has totally switched on me in the space of a few days, from meat mouth to vegetarian… so just trying to find ways to spice up the soya. lol

  5. Felix September 1, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

    Just substitute the meat for the soya. Make sure you soak the soya chunks and season it etc.

  6. TriniBabe December 21, 2010 at 9:31 pm #

    Thanks a lot for your recipe!
    Tasted delish :)

  7. TriniBabe December 21, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

    Thanks a lot for your recipe!
    Tasted delish :)

  8. Felix December 21, 2010 at 10:48 pm #

    You’re welcome :-)

  9. Ganiesia October 7, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    the recipe seems easy to follow, will try soon.

  10. Deidra Williams December 30, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    Thanks for the recipe..It worked and tasted well!

  11. Ann June 24, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    Hi i wanted to make geera neck which like you said is one of the less fleshy parts of the chicken am i gonna cook it the same way minus the curry?
    Also can it be cooked in the oven?

    • Felix June 24, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

      No just substitute the same amount of chicken neck and continue on with the recipe to the letter. Also, I wouldn’t recommend you baking it since it may dry out and you’ll end up with some really tough chicken neck. If you want to try a geera baked chicken use meatier pieces.

  12. Henry June 27, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

    Made this today my version. Picked up some Geera at my Caribbean store yesterday. Made it with Chicken Breast since i had to use up lots of freezer meat. Seasoned it with Carib Green Seasoning mix blend i made up and some the usual garlic, onion, tomato, herb seasoning added. Used 2 tsp Geera and 1 tsp Curry fried mix and then the chicken and everything else stewed in my version. I tasted really good. It sure had a smoky taste to it all from the Geera. Very interesting taste, but was good.

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