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Trinidad Stew Chicken

The meat is caramelized into a simple and flavourful stew.
Course Meats
Cuisine Caribbean, creole
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Author Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)


  • a heavy pot


  • 1 chicken 2 -3 lbs, cut up, seasoned and marinated overnight (or at least for 1 hour)
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 sprig chive chopped
  • 2 sprigs fine leaf thyme chopped
  • 2 leaves big leaf thyme chopped
  • 2 sprigs parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste optional
  • Water


  • Heat a deep heavy pot on a medium fire. Add the sugar and allow it to melt and simmer until it looks golden brown.
  • Add the marinated meat and ¼ cup 0f water. Allow the browning to coat the meat evenly. Lower the heat and allow to simmer for 2 mins.
  • Add the chopped fresh herbs, salt pepper, and 1 ½ cups of water to just about cover the chicken. Cook until the meat is tender (about 25 - 30 mins). You may add a teaspoon of tomato paste for taste. Serve with rice.