Thursday, March 8, 2012

For Lunch: Belizean Stewed Chicken (As made by my American husband)

We usually don't get to do a lot of cooking because Robert seems to enjoy doing it, and we don't have our own kitchen yet.
Yesterday was Election Day though, so we were left to fend for ourselves.

Side note - before cooking any chicken dish, let it soak in a bowl of fresh lime juice and some water for about 20 minutes, swishing it around occasionally - it sucks out a bunch of extra fat and grossness.

In a large pot, combine all ingredients - chicken, peppers, onion, garlic, tomato, sweet potato, recado, black pepper, and whatever else you have handy.

We didn't have any fresh tomatoes, so he used a can of natural salsa instead. (By natural, I mean I could read all the ingredients - no poison.)

Next step - Thoroughly heat a little bit of coconut oil (or EVOO) in the frying pan, until it just starts smoking, and then add a lil bit of brown sugar. When the sugar is caramelized, add the chicken. Stew the chicken until the pan is dry, making sure you coat each piece of chicken with the oil and sugar while you're doing this.

This is also a good time to start cooking your coconut rice.

Once you're done frying, add the chicken back into the pot and "stew" it all together for about 20-30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.

While waiting, drink Belikin and play Dominoes.

The finished product - delicious!!


  1. yum is right!!! hope you can do this again if we i hope we do get to meet sometime. i had this crazy idea that when we go down in May, maybe you and whoever else would want to help us get to and enjoy Roatan.... just a crazy idea. I love reading your blog... makes me miss Belize like crazy yet still feel I am there....lucky lady. I hope all else is well... heart, head, health.... lata!!

  2. That would be FUN!!! Unfortunately we won't be traveling much anytime soon, everythings going into the house right now. When you get to Belize though, I'd love to have you stop by! Maybe we could hit up Tabacco Caye for a day or something. Im sure I'll talk to you before you start your travels!