Belizean Stew Chicken: Mom’s Recipe

 

Chicken3Hey guys!

So it’s no surprise that I love my mothers food, but her stewed chicken comes highly requested from family and friends. The one thing i love about stewed chicken is everyone makes it differently (everyone!). Normally we would have this with stewed beans and white rice, beans and rice mixed served with potato salad, we’ve had it with mashed potatoes or even homemade flower tortillas. You can make this any way you’d like. This time we went off the traditional path and made it with some of Ms Gloria’s pasta salad (one of my favorites). I spoke briefly on Instagram about wanting to start documenting my family receipts. Its very important to me to have and keep the tastes I grew up with. I remember when my Aunt Stephanie married into my now uncle Pat’s family, his mother gave my aunt a book of their family recipes. To this day I still find that to be the coolest wedding gift you could ever give, whether you know how to cook or not you have the “blueprint” to help… Any who enough of my babbling. Here is mother’s current recipe for stew chicken.

-XOXO

 

 

 

Ingredients:

1  Whole chicken

black Pepper – 2 tbsp

Onion Powder – 2 tbsp

Paprika – 2tbsp

Ground Cumin – 1/2 tbsp

Whole Oregano – 1 tbsp

Ground Oregano – 1/2 tbs

Cayenne pepper – 1/2 tbs

Garlic salt – 2 tbsp.

Chicken bouillon – 1 tbsp

Worcestershire Sauce – 1 tbsp.

Red Wine vinegar – one quarter cup

Water – one quarter cup

Olive oil for browning 3/4 cup

Cilantro 3/4 cup

Bell pepper 1/2 cup

Garlic 2 cloves

Onions 1/2 cup

Ketchup 2 tbsp

Habanero Pepper (Scotch Bonnet) 2

Directions:

1. Season the chicken with black pepper, onion powder, paprika, ground cumin, whole oregano, ground oregano, cayenne pepper, garlic salt, chicken bouillon, Worcestershire sauce, red wine vinegar and water. let marinate for at least and hour (over night preferably). After marinating prepare and large skillet for browning with a 3/4th cup of olive oil.

2. Brown chicken (Don’t over crowd your pot. it will cook faster.)

3. Saute prepped vegetables

4. Add Ketchup to sauteing  vegetables and stir.

5. Add your marinade to the saute and let simmer for 5 minutes.

6. Add all browned chicken to your skillet.

7. Add water (or chicken broth) – 2 cups

8.  Add habanero pepper to the top of your stewed chicken for a couple minutes depending on your desired heat level.

9. Let the chicken cook for about 20 to 30 minutes on medium heat.

 

6. Add all browned chicken to your skillet.

7. Add water (or chicken broth) – 2 cups

8.  Add habanero pepper to the top of your stewed chicken for a couple minutes depending on your desired heat level.

9. Let the chicken cook for about 20 to 30 minutes on medium heat.

Enjoy and let me know how yours turns out. Remember you can find me everywhere @PaulaYoungPhoto .

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2 Comments

  1. Tasha
    February 19, 2015 / 9:28 pm

    I don’t know when I’ll have the time to make this, but when I do, I think I’ll need an entire day to savor this meal. Looks so good!

    • admin
      Author
      February 23, 2015 / 12:54 am

      Thanks Tasha,
      Let me know how you like it doll (take picturessssss,lol). More recipes to come. 🙂

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