Jamaican Fricassee Chicken Recipe


Jamaican fricassee chicken is a delicious and flavorful dish that combines the bold flavors of the Caribbean with tender chicken. This dish is perfect for those who love spicy and tangy flavors. The chicken is marinated in a mixture of spices and then cooked until it is tender and juicy. Serve it with rice and beans or a side of plantains for a complete meal.

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes


  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Jamaican curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper, seeded and chopped (optional for extra heat)


  1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken pieces with the Jamaican curry powder, thyme, paprika, allspice, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to coat the chicken evenly. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet or Dutch oven, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the marinated chicken pieces and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add the chopped onion, garlic, bell pepper, and tomatoes. Cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.