• 3 pounds chicken (cut in pieces and skin removed)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 stalks scallion (white part only, chopped)
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil (for frying chicken)
  • 1 onion (Large, chopped)
  • 1/4 green bell pepper (each, Red and, chopped)
  • 1 sprig thyme (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
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NutritionView more



Calories650Calories from Fat330
Total Fat37g57%
Saturated Fat5g25%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat330
Total Carbohydrate7g2%
Dietary Fiber<1g3%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Nikki D. 29 days ago
Delish! I love making different dishes, always mixing it up. The taste is similar to Cajun food. The only change I did was to thicken the sauce a little after cooking with cornstarch.
Claire 17 May
i keep coming back to this recipe. reslly nice
Ayesha G. 15 May
Deliciously rich recipe
Kirstye R. 13 May
According to my jamaican husband this is an authentic recipe that tastes like home. The only change I made was to double the gravy recipe and use 1/2 cup hot water when adding the chicken so that the gravy is a little thicker at the end. We like to serve this with a side of rice and peas and a salad.
Easy to make! It was delicious!
Blaze J. 18 Apr
Loved it I added some of me but great
April W. 12 Apr
I love this recipe! We make it at least once a month. Super simple and tasty!
Monique J. 8 Oct 2017
Great! Very yummy - love this with white rice and salad. It's definitely a fav Caribbean meal
Sheri Simms S. 14 Sep 2017
The best!! I didn't have pepper sauce but hot sauce was just as good! I've made this many times even without all of the ingredients it's still a great dish!!
Connie P. 20 Aug 2017
Making it again and again. What more need I say?
Debra M. 9 Aug 2017
It was delicious! My family loved it. I served it with mashed potatoes like one of the pictures I will definitely make this dish again.
Michelle W. 27 Jul 2017
This recipe was spot on! I accidentally burned my chicken during the frying process but I think it gave it even more flavor! 😋😋😋
Sifaya R. 17 Jun 2017
I enjoyed it so much!!!! It was delicious!!!! It reminded me of my grandmothers cooking! It brought all my great childhood memories back! Just amazing!!!!!!
Akos Sefa 4 Jun 2017
My husband really enjoyed this. (We're west African). I took some advise from the review ans used browning. I also made it a point to marinate the chicken overnight. Very easy and simple ingredients
Shauna-lee S. 30 Mar 2017
Always trust in this lady and her recipes. I did not add sugar because I had what Jamaican call browning, and the ketchup was sweet enough. I used scotch bonnet pepper instead of pepper sauce and used about half the water (just keep the pot closed and it will make its own gravy...no peaking)
Shana D. 12 Dec 2016
It tasted like Brown stew chicken I had previously but had to purchase from a restaurant. I was hoping my sauce would thicken a little more but I have a fix for that when I prepare it again. Thanks for recipe!
Asia G. 21 Jul 2016
It was a huge success! I was craving this and decided to make it. My family loved it, simply delicious!
Audrey D. 21 May 2016
This dish was delicious but I did add a stock cube, just to hide it AV extra boost :) I would definitely make it again