It didn’t take me long to decide on what to cook for supper. I needed something that would bring me back to basics; back to my roots. I’ve cooked this succulent chicken dish numerous times for loved ones. However, I can never grow tired of same. I love that it’s rustic, flavorful and simple. Moreover, the spices like cumin, curry powder, pimento (all spice) make this dish very vibrant in appearance and bold in taste.

The dark portions of chicken (drumsticks/thighs were cut into bite-size pieces. Before that, I removed all the skin and residual fat from my chicken parts. By the way, they were bone-in. I do think  the bone provides more flavor to the dish. Chicken was seasoned with salt, black pepper, cumin, curry powder, crushed garlic, ginger, crushed pimento (all spice), splash of soy sauce, balsamic vinegar. This was marinated overnight.

Chicken was brought to room temperature. Then, in a sturdy hot skillet with a drizzle of coconut oil chicken pieces were added.


Immediately as the chicken hit the hot skillet, the aromas came alive. They heightened my taste buds. I could smell the individual spices and flavoring that marinated the chicken. I sautéed chicken parts for approximately eight to ten minutes. Then I added roughly chopped onions, finely chopped scotch bonnet pepper, thyme, rosemary along with quarter teaspoon of jerk sauce (added flavor). There was enough flavors in my pot; thus, I added water to cover chicken parts instead of chicken broth.

With lid on, chicken simmered on low to medium heat until they were fork tender and falling from the bone. At that point, there was a thick consistency to gravy. A couple of minutes before completion of the cooking process, chopped scallion and additional scotch bonnet pepper were added.

As you can observe, the dish was spectacular in appearance. And, I must report that curried chicken was a hit with steamed Jasmine rice, fried plantains and sautéed spinach.

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.

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