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Trini Curry Stew Chicken Recipe by Chef Jeremy Lovell


Yield - Serves 6 Persons

Cook time – Approx. 45 minutes

Marinating time – At least 4 hrs.

Prep time – 30 minutes


Ingredients:


 Chicken – 3lb (Cut into 2-inch pieces)


Washing of Chicken:

 Lime Juice – 4 tbsp

 Water – 6 cups


Seasoning Ingredients:

 Pimento Pepper – 3 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Garlic – 3 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Fine Thyme – 2 tbsp (finely chopped)

 White Onion – ½ cup (finely chopped)

 Chive – 3 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Chadon Beni – 3tbsp (finely chopped)

 Celery – 2 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Curry Powder – 3 tbsp

 Clove Powder – 1 tsp

 Bay Leaf – 1

 Whole Hot Pepper – 1

 Salt to taste.

 Black pepper – 1 tbsp


For Browning:

 Brown Sugar – 4 oz

 Vegetable Oil – 4 oz


Method


Washing of Chicken:

 In a large bowl add chicken, water and lime juice.

 Stir for 3 minutes and allow to soak for a further 5 minutes.

 Rinse chicken under running water for 3minutes.

 Allow excess water to drain off.


Seasoning of chicken:

 Place chicken into a large bowl

 Add pimento, garlic, thyme, onion, chive, shadow beni, celery, curry powder, clove and bay leaf.

 Mix thoroughly for 2 minutes, cover and allow to marinate for at least 4 hours.


Cooking of Chicken:

 Using a heavy iron pot or skillet place on stove and turn heat on high.

 When pot is hot, add brown sugar and oil.

 Allow sugar to caramelize.

 When sugar starts to turn from brown to dark brown (as illustrated in the video) add seasoned chicken stir for 2 minutes and cover. (Do not allow sugar to burn.)

 Allow chicken to spring its own natural liquid.

 Reduce heat to medium to low and let chicken cook for 30 minutes

 After 30 minutes of cooking, uncover and check liquid level. Add hot water little at a time only if needed.

 If chicken is not cooked, cover and allow to cook until it reaches your desired doneness (about 10 to 15 minutes. Chicken should be falling off bone when it is cooked).


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