Brown Stew Chicken Recipe

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Joji Published: September 24, 2021
Brown Stew Chicken Recipe


How To Make Brown Stew Chicken

Rich in warm hints, this brown stew chicken takes you to the Caribbean using tender chicken thighs in a rich and flavorful dark sauce.

Prep: 20 mins
Marinate: 1 hr
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 2 hrs
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  • 3 lbs chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp browning
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 onion springs, chopped
  • ½ green pepper, chopped
  • ½ red pepper, chopped
  • 1 scotch bonnet, seeds removed and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ginger, (1-inch) chopped
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup water


  1. Add chicken, brown sugar, browning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, paprika, dried thyme, black pepper, allspice, onions, green pepper, red pepper, scotch bonnet, garlic cloves, and ginger to a bowl and mix, rubbing seasoning into the chicken.

  2. Cover and marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight.

  3. Remove peppers, onions, garlic, ginger, and thyme from chicken and set aside.

  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add chicken, brown for about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove chicken and add reserved onions and peppers to the skillet and sauté for about 5 minutes until softened.

  5. Add chicken back to skillet along with chicken broth, water, and ketchup.

  6. Bring mixture to a simmer and cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove cover and simmer for an additional 10 minutes, to reduce the gravy.

  7. Serve and enjoy.

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