Guys, lately I’ve been feeling like an “all you can eat Chinese restaurant” where you can choose from 100 chicken dishes. You see, I’ve been consuming quite a lot of chicken in different styles. What can I say? I love the dear bird. Moreover, it’s still relatively inexpensive compared to meats.

Once again, today I made the decision of having chicken. Guys, “BINGO!” It was the correct move. I went somewhat South Asian and of course Jamaican. You see, in countries like India, the curry powder, cumin, coconut are popular spices and product in dishes. And because the Jamaican cuisine is one that is rich and consists of many influences of the past, like the Asian, these spices are widely used as well on the island.


* Chicken (legs/thighs (skinless/bone-in)

* Coconut milk

* Curry powder

* Cumin

* Salt/pepper


* Pimento(allspice)

* Onions

* Scallion/thyme

* Scotch bonnet pepper (optional)

* Garlic

* Coconut oil


1. Chicken parts were chopped to bite-size pieces and then rinsed with cold tap water. (Make sure to sanitize cut-board and kitchen sink with a cap full of beach or any sanitizer after handling poultry)

2. Chicken was seasoned with dried spices, salt/pepper along with crushed garlic and marinated for approximately 2 hours (overnight would be perfect).

3. In a sturdy skillet, a few drops of coconut oil was heated then chicken was added.

4. Chicken was sauteed for about five minutes on medium heat. Chopped onions, bell peppers, scallion, thyme and ginger were added.

5. Coconut cream was then added along with cold tap water to cover chicken parts.

6. Chicken was simmered on low to medium heat for approximately 30 minutes or until fork tender. Chicken was stirred and turned over during cooking.

The coconut cream and other exotic spices brought my dish to another level. The marrying of the flavors heightened my taste buds in a rich and delicious way. I served my curried chicken with some left-over Jasmine rice I had in the freezer along with a medley of greens.

Guys, I hate to toot my horn, but, sometimes you got to give a shout out. MY DISH WAS A WINNER! To say that I was happy is an understatement. I was overjoyed.

Guys, as always, be kind to your loved ones as well as your beautiful palates.

Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.


  1. I love this exotic dish. The mixing of all these spices and vegetables will heighten any taste bud. I will definitely try this one day.
    Love your presentation.
    You should start your own catering business. Customers would keep coming back for more surprises.

    1. Hi Bev,
      Thanks for your support and encouragement. It means a lot. I’m so glad that you’re enjoying my posts.Ahh, so you’re going try. Good, enjoy.
      Cheers, Betty

    2. Hi Bev,
      Thanks for your support and encouragement. It means a lot. I’m so glad that you’re enjoying my posts.Ahh, so you’re going try. Good, enjoy.
      Cheers, Betty

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