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Easy Caribbean Chicken Recipe – WhodoIdo: A simple and easy chicken dish, packed full of flavour with a hint of chilli! This tasty Caribbean chicken dish is best served with a portion of fluffly rice. Why not give this recipe a go!
Caribbean Chicken Recipe
Prep Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 30 mins

A simple and tasty chicken recipe best served with a portion of fluffy rice!  Ideally prepare this dish ahead of time.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Caribbean
Servings: 20 portions
Author: Ian
  • 40 portions Chicken (thighs & legs)
  • 8 Limes + zest
  • 60 grams Dunn's River Jamaican Jerk seasoning
  • 6 large Onions
  • 8 sticks Celery
  • 8 cloves Garlic
  • 3 large sprigs Thyme
  • 2 tspns Salt
  • Water - enough to cover everything
  • 8 large Potatoes chopped
  • 8 tins/cans Tomatoes chopped
  • 2-4 medium size Red chillies
  • 1 large handfull Parsley
  • 1 large handfull Chives
  • 4 tbsps Brown sugar
  • 8 tbsps Ketchup
  • 4 tbsps Curry powder (I like to use Korma)
  • Salt & Black Pepper - to taste
For the marinade:
  1. Add the chicken to a large pot.

  2. Add the jerk seasoning, onions, garlic, celery, thyme, parsley, chives, salt, lime juice & zest to the pot.

  3. Finally add the water to the pot making sure everything is covered.

  4. Stir thoroughly then leave to marinade for at least two hours.

Cooking the chicken:
  1. Gently heat the chicken mixture in the pot.

  2. Add chopped potatoes, chopped tomatoes, diced red chillies, curry powder, ketchup, brown sugar.

  3. Bring the mixture to the boil and then immediately turn down and let it simmer for 3-4 hours.

  4. Remember to stir occasionally to stop food sticking to bottom of pot.

  5. When it's ready to eat, serve with a portion of fluffy white rice.