Trini Stew Chicken.

Course: Meats

Cuisine: Caribbean. Creole.

Prep time: 15 minutes.

Cook time: 40 minutes.

Total Time: 55 minutes.


Chicken (2-3 pounds), cut up, seasoned and marinated overnight for at least 1 hour.

3 tablespoons of sugar

1 small onion, chopped

3 cloves of garlic, chopped.

1 sprig of chive, chopped.

2 sprigs of fine leaf thyme, chopped.

2 leaves of big leaf thyme, chopped.

2 sprigs of parsley, chopped.

1 teaspoon of tomato paste (optional.)

Salt to taste.

Pepper to taste.



Heat a deep heavy pot on a medium fire.

Add the sugar to the pot.

Allow it to simmer and melt until it looks golden brown.

Next add the marinated meat and one quarter of a cup of water.

Allow the browning to coat the meat evenly.

Lower the heat and allow to simmer for 2 minutes.

Add the chopped, fresh herbs.

Add one and a half cups of water to just about cover the chicken.

Add salt, pepper and chopped herbs.

Cook until the meat is tender (about 25-30 minutes).

You may add a teaspoon of tomato paste to taste.

Serve with rice.