Jamaican Fricassee Chicken (recipe)


Jamaican fricassee chicken is one of my mother’s favorite dishes. As a result I have submitted this recipe to FF#2: Your Mother’s Favorite Dish. 🙂 The end result looks quite similar to Trinidad Stewed Chicken (something I should post soon!) but the taste is quite different due to the sweet peppers and the lack of sugar browning (a technique my mother says she never knew before moving to Trinidad).

I will be making this dish again this Friday along with Broccoli with Orange sauce, Cumin Rice and Jamaican Festival. Don’t tell her anything tho, it’s supposed to be a surprise! 😉

I’ll post the menu plan details, as well as the other recipes mentioned above, in the near future so stay tuned 😀

Jamaican Fricassee Chicken

Recipe By: GraceFoods.com
Serving Size: 6


3 1/2 lbs. (1.5 kg) chicken, jointed
1/4 teaspoon chopped onion
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 medium sweet pepper, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt and black pepper mix
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup hot water
1 Tbsp. soya sauce
1 Tbsp. hot pepper sauce
2 Tbsp. ketchup


1. Season chicken with onion, garlic, sweet pepper, salt and black pepper mix and keep covered in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. (I do it overnight)

Jamaican Fricassee Chicken

2. Remove seasoning and brown chicken pieces in hot oil.

Jamaican Fricassee Chicken

3. Pour on 1 cup of hot water, add remaining seasoning, pepper sauce and tomato ketchup, simmer until done.
4. If necessary add more water and correct seasoning

Jamaican Fricassee Chicken