Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken with Fried Plantains
Jamaica is one of our favorite places to vacation and we were so stoked to cook up this Jamaican brown stew chicken that we raved about it all evening and the next morning too! We actually had this meal when we were in Jamaica so this brought back memories of bright sun, blue ocean, beautiful green countryside and friendly people who enjoy sharing their spicy food. On our numerous trips, we have found the Jamaican people very happy and friendly to us. I guess living in Paradise can do that to you.
Browning the chicken in the pan first adds a level of richness to the gravy. A trick we learned from a Jamaican cook is to sprinkle a bit of sugar on the chicken while it's browning. That gives the chicken the nice dark color and also adds to the flavor of the sauce. This recipe is authentic Jamaican but as usual, we had to do our thing and add a little twist to it. It turned out fantastic! Full of flavor and richness!
jamaican fried plantains
To complete the experience we fried some plantains then coated them with a cinnamon and sugar mixture. We served the chicken and gravy over long grain white rice with the fried plantains on the side.