Fricassee Chicken Recipe Jamaican


Fricassee chicken is a delicious and flavorful dish that originates from Jamaica. It is a popular dish in Jamaican cuisine and is often served with rice and peas or mashed potatoes. The chicken is first marinated in a mixture of herbs and spices, then cooked in a rich and creamy sauce. This recipe is sure to impress your family and friends with its bold flavors and tender chicken.

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour


  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken pieces with salt, pepper, and minced garlic. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the marinated chicken pieces and cook until browned on all sides. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add the chopped onion, bell pepper, and tomatoes. Cook until the vegetables are softened.
  4. Add the thyme, bay leaves, chicken broth, and coconut milk to the skillet. Stir well to combine.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the all-purpose flour with a little water to make a slurry. Add the slurry to the skillet and stir until the sauce thickens.
  6. Return the chicken pieces to the skillet and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve the fricassee chicken hot with rice