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Brown Chicken Stew

This is a Caribbean favorite! It the perfect chicken stew dish with delicious flavors. I have adjusted the recipe a bit to meet my passion. ☺️ You can do whole chicken parts or cut up pieces. But I love the no bone and chicken thighs. You can start this recipe a day before preparing to give the chicken time to marinade. If you are in a hurry remember you need a least 2 hours in the fridge before preparing.



1st step in the marinade

3 lbs chicken thighs boneless

1/2 tsp allspice

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/2 tsp black pepper

2 tsp garlic powder

1 red onion sliced

2 tsp onion powder

3 green onions chopped

4 garlic cloves chopped

1/2 green pepper chopped

2 tsp of salt or to taste 1

1/2 red pepper chopped

1 tsp paprika

1 scotch bonnet (very hot please be careful and use gloves this can be adjusted to your taste)

1 tsp ginger powder or 1 inch fresh ginger grated

2 tbls Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp dried theme

2nd step after browning

1 cup of chicken broth

1/2 cup of water

1/4 cup of oil

2 Tbsp of ketchup



Add all items in BOLD to a large bowl or large ziplock bag. Mix until well blended. Seal or cover the bowl and let it marinade in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Heat oil in a stew pot or large frying pan if one is not available. Just make sure it is large enough to add all ingredients and has a lid. Add the chicken and vegetable to the oil and cook until chicken is slightly brown and vegetables begin to soften. This could take up to 5 minutes.

Add the chicken broth, ketchup and water. Stir to mix in. Cover and let everything simmer together for 30 minutes.

Uncover and add the spinach or kale and cover for just a few minutes to allow the spinach to wilt.

Uncover and stir. Leave uncovered for the next 8-10 minutes to reduce the gravy.

Add the lemon juice and garnish with cilantro or parsley. I love cilantro☺️ So it was added as a passion.


This dish is normally served over fufu or pounded cassava another African dish. But you can enjoy over rice or whole grains.


Watch the quick video for illustration and tips!

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