In Trinidad many of us enjoy stewed chicken and chowmein noodles so why not combine both dishes into one amazingly flavorful Trini style ‘pasta’ dish! It’s so easy to put together.
Before we continue, it is important to note that there are many ways to make stew chicken in Trinidad. This is simply my version.
- 4 chicken leg/thigh or chicken breast. cut into small pieces
- 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 2 small onions or 1 large onion, sliced
- 4 pimentos, chopped
- hot pepper (as you like)
- 2-3 tbsp chives, chopped
- 4 tbsp green seasoning (or as you like)
- 2 tbsp ketchup
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp JGM Products Paprika
- 1 tsp JGM Products msg free all purpose seasoning (contains salt so use as you like)
- 14 oz chowmein noodles
- pinch of salt for cooking pasta
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil for cooking pasta
- 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil for cooking chicken
- Carrots (as much as you like)
- Any other vegetable in any quantity
- 1 tbsp golden ray butter (optional)
- Add pimentos, onions, tomatoes, hot pepper, 3 tbsp green seasoning, all purpose seasoning and paprika to chicken. Mix well and set aside to marinate for as long as possible. You can also cook it immediately.
- Add noodles to a pot of boiling water with some salt and oil. Cook until noodles are 1/2-3/4 way cooked through.
- Once cooked, remove from the water and set aside.
- Add oil and brown sugar to a pot over low medium heat. When the sugar starts to caramelize and thickens up and looks like cake batter, add chicken. Mix well to coat the chicken with the sugar.
- Increase the heat and cook for approximately 5-10 minutes. This step is to give the chicken chance to spring its own water and then for that water to evaporate.
- Just before the chicken starts sticking to pot, add enough water to cover the chicken. Reduce the heat to medium and let it cook for 20-25 minutes approximately or until most of the water has evaporated.
- Just before the chicken is finished, add the vegetables, some chives, remaining 1 tbsp green seasoning, golden ray butter and any other fresh herbs. If you like you veggies less crunchy, you can add it before this step to give it enough cook time.
- Taste the stew and adjust salt or any other ingredient if needed. Add the cooked noodles to the pot. Mix well and it simmer for a few minutes and get some time to absorb some of that stew sauce.
- Finish off by sprinkling some extra chives.
- Usually I add the ketchup to the caramelized sugar but just felt to be a little different in this recipe but you can add the ketchup at any point in time and you can even eliminate it totally.
- You can use as much fresh herbs and green seasoning as you like.
- You can use any veggies you like and in any quantity.
Hope you guys try this recipe and send me pics when you do. Thanks so much for stopping by.
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