Jamaican sunday chicken

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 \N Cut-up broiler-fryer chicken, about 3 1/2 lbs
3 \N Garlic cloves, minced
2 \N Green onions, chopped
2 teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon Sugar
½ teaspoon Black pepper
½ teaspoon Dried thyme
2 tablespoons Oil
1 cup Chopped onion
2 cups Chicken stock
2 tablespoons Ketchup
2 tablespoons Pickapeppa sauce OR
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
½ pounds Red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into chunks
3 \N Carrots, peeled and sliced into coins
1 \N Chayote squash, rinsed, seeded and cut into 12 wedges

Adapted from Enid Donaldson's book "The Real Taste of Jamaica." Rinse chicken and pat dry. Cut whole breasts into 4 pieces. Tuck wing tips behind first joint to form a triangle. Save back, neck and giblets for another use or make stock from them to use in recipe.

In a bowl, mix garlic, green onion, salt, sugar, pepper and thyme.

Rub into chicken and let stand 30 minutes.

Heat oil in a stovetop microwaveable 4-quart pot. Brown chicken on all sides; remove to a plate. Add onions to bottom of pot; cook briefly.

Add stock, ketchup and sauce; scrape brown bits from bottom of pan.

Add chicken, potatoes and carrots.

Cover pot with lid and microwave on high 15 minutes. Rearrange chicken and vegetables and microwave on high 10 minutes. Add squash and microwave on high 10 minutes, or until chicken tests done and vegetables are tender. Let stand 10 minutes. Serve with Rice-and-Peas.

Nutrient data per serving including chicken skin: 374 calories; 26 grams protein; 19 grams fat (47% total calories); 19 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams dietary fiber; 65 milligrams cholesterol; 1222 milligrams sodium. Submitted By MICHAEL ORCHEKOWSKI On 08-09-95

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