Brown Stew Chicken

5/5 from 2 Customers

‘Brown stew’ is a distinctively Caribbean dish where the meat is browned in caramelised sugar.

15 minutes

55 minutes


Also works a treat with: Diced beef or oxtail - cooked for an extra hour with an extra 150ml water

Book: Curry Legend World Curries (p122)

Goes great with: Rice and Peas (p164) and Mango Hot Sauce (p218

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‘Brown stew’ is a distinctively Caribbean dish where the meat is browned in caramelised sugar, then cooked in a sauce rich in herbs and spices to produce a thick, flavoursome gravy. Whether eaten with traditional rice and peas or a pile of buttery mashed potato it makes fantastic comfort food.

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15 minutes

55 minutes



4 with sides


Low Effort

Main Ingredient



Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Dairy Free

Dairy Free

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Meal Taste



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  • 4 chicken legs or large chicken thighs - skin removed if you prefer
  • 1 large onion - thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic - finely chopped
  • Fresh ginger - finely chopped to make 1 tbsp
  • 5g bunch of thyme - leaves picked
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp sugar

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Product Rating (2):


My fave from World Curry Legend book, this is amazing!!

It's great to hear that this dish has really stood out as a star of the World Curries book for you! It looks incredibly tasty too!


Delicious balance of heat and sweetness, and very easy to make for a mid week meal

This looks really tasty and nourishing, Eleanor - we're really pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the balance of flavours, and that you found it nice and simple to cook too!

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