Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken - I’m sharing my take on the Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken recipe with you! I was hesitant when posting Jamaican Stew Chicken recipe since I made few minor changes to it and I know that there are some who are very particular about their Authentic Jamaican recipes and might get upset when they find that I’ve taken out some of the ingredients from this recipe, like the bell peppers.
Making Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken.
With or without bell peppers, this Jamaican brown stew chicken recipe is so flavorful you won’t mind having it on its own. Simple to prepare and cook, the blend of spices resulted in a mouthwatering main dish.
How to Serve Jamaican Chicken Stew.
I had this Jamaican chicken stew with bread, and different types of rice, it tastes good and outstanding every time.
The key to making a good Jamaican brown stew chicken is to brown the seasoned chicken, this will not only enhance the flavor but will give the stew a beautiful brown color.
I have used chicken legs in this recipe but of course, you can use any part of the chicken.
I find that the legs and thighs are best for stews since no matter how long you cook them, you will always have a tender piece of meat to enjoy.
Marinating the chicken overnight, allow the flavors to mix better and makes the chicken more tender. If you don’t have time and want to make this dish, then marinate the chicken for two hours in the fridge.
I hope you enjoy making and having this chicken stew.
If you make some then share your thoughts with me in the comment box below! In case making stews is your game, you might like the recipes below:
Let’s cook a delicious Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken!
- CHICKEN MARINADE:
- 3 chicken drumsticks with skin
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- FOR THE STEW:
- 3 tablespoon oil
- 1 green chili cut in half
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 medium tomato chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 cube chicken bouillon
- 2 tablespoon butter
- Enough water to cover the chicken
- MAKING THE STEW:
- In a bowl, add the chicken and the marinade ingredients. Mix well, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, best to marinate it overnight.
- Bring out the chicken and let it come to room temp, for around 30 minutes.
- In a pan, add the oil and fry the chicken until brown on all sides. Remove the chicken and keep aside.
- In the same pan and using the remaining oil, add the onion and fry until translucent. Add the tomato and the garlic, cook until the oil separates from the tomato and onion mixture.
- Add the chicken, green chili, chicken bouillon, and stir for two minutes. Add the water, enough to cover the chicken.
- Let it cook until the water reduces to almost a cup or a cup and a half. When the stew looks thicker and the chicken is cooked, add the butter and stir for one minute.
I have used these products:
Iron Skillet | Wooden Spoon | Cutting Board
Have never had jamaican chicken...your stew looks so tempting, Muna.
If you try this recipe you'll be hooked, Jamaican food is amazingly delicious!
This looks SO delicious. You should always feel free to tweak recipes like this - that's how new and exciting verisons come to be! I can't wait to try this one!
You are right Jeff, I like to tweak recipes to my and my liking but there are those who hate it when we do that 🙂
Could I use my homemade chicken stock instead of water. Don't use salt in it and wondered if it would add more flavor OR mess with the flavor.
You can use your homemade chicken stock and omit the chicken bouillion!
This stew looks amazing! I love how simple and healthy all of the ingredients are. It definitely would be a great meal on a cold winter night.
Omg! Do you know that every person's weak spot is food. Incredible dish you have here, I'm saving this recipe because I love chicken stew so much.
Thank you Jake, let me know how you liked it!
OMG this looks delicious! I am going to share this recipe with my mother in law so she can make it for me with her island flavor! Thanks so much for sharing
You are most welcome 🙂
corinne & kirsty
All the food. I never had jamaican chicken but you bet this will change this weekend. It looks so so good.
Thank you 🙂
I love anything Jamaican. I would have had the stew over right rice. Yummy!
This sounds really tasty! I've never had a jamaican stew, so I'd be excited to try it.
This Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken recipe looks amazing. I am sure it would be a big hit in my house. Chicken is one of my favorites. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make this for dinner this weekend.
We love chicken too and I hope you love it as much as we did 🙂
This sounds really good. I love that it is really simple to prepare. This would be great for a family get together. I would definitely want it with the rice. My family loves rice.
Yummers! Your Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken recipe looks and sounds absolutely amazing! I do not think that I have eaten must Jamaican food before.
Jamaican food is simply amazing, you should give it a try.
I love this Jamaican brown stew recipe! As soon as I saw that gorgeous image I had to stop and pin it to Pinterest. Now I have it on my Pinterest food board so I can find it when I need it and make it later. 🙂
So sweet of you 🙂
Ana De- Jesus
I personally like it when people create their own version of authentic dishes so your recipe is right on the money. The Jamaican stew looks so vibrant!
Thank you Ana 🙂
This recipe looks AMAZING! I'm bookmarking for later this week.
You are right, definitely I need rice to eat this Jamaican Stew Chicken and wine please! Ahh so delicious!
I got invited to a Jamaican theme party, and everyone is supposed to bring something to eat. Me being vegan is making this darn difficult since there is meat in every main dish that I can find. It's so hard to replace meat, but I found this recipe of yours. It should be easily adapted by swapping the chicken for jackfruit and following your same steps. Just marinate the jackfruit and treat it the same way. Thanks for making this recipe so easy to follow. I will let you know how it went. =D
Gloria, it is interesting to convert this recipe to a vegan version, please do let me know how it came out 🙂
Wow, this looks amazing. I never know what to cook so you just saved me. Thanks for the recipe. Hope I will be able to make it :))
I love how easy this looks to make! I have never had any jamaican food, but it looks amazing! I bet there is a little kick to it as well!
Yumm that chicken looks delicious! I’ve been cooking lately and I really want to try this next!
It so easy to make this dish and I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
Oh yummy, this looks great. Doesn't help at all that I'm super hungry at home right now and don't have any of these ingredients here! X
Maybe when you do you'll let me know how you liked it 🙂
This looks mouthwatering! I wonder if I can make it in the slow cooker. Have you tried it? I guess the time would be 4-6 hours in the high temp.
Yes you can make it in a slow cooker, I never did though so I'm not sure how much time it will take.
Your photo looks very inviting! As if its real and makes me crave for some. I will try my very best to make my own and hopefully I can do it successfully too.
You are so kind Anosa, I try my best to share easy and delicious dishes to my readers and I hope you like it 🙂
I love Jamaican food. This stew chicken looks delicious. I want to make this asap. Thanks for sharing.
I'm cooking this now. Looks very good. Do you cooking it with a top on the pot?
I do not cover it totally, this let some steam out and help thicken the gravy 🙂
Tried the recipe today and this turned out amazing. This is definitely something that’s going to be done over and over again
Thanks for trying this recipe Rob, your feedback is highly appreciated 🙂
Will be making this tonight have marinated my chicken yesterday...I added a little allspice for sweetness will let you know how it comes out..TY
Awesome! I hope that you enjoy it. Let me know how you liked it after adding allspice 🙂
Kathy Kenny Ngo
Love that it seems pretty easy to make. I need to start learning how to cook for my family.
That looks so good. Will try the recipe this weekend.