Suriname chicken

Suriname chicken


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About this recipe: This recipe was given to me by my Dutch Mother-in-law who got it from her Suriname friend. This is a perfect dish for cold days, as it always brings smiles and South American sunshine into my home. The chicken should be sweet and hot - yum!

Serves: 4 

  • 500g chicken thighs or wings
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 leek
  • 1 green or yellow pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ketjap manis
  • 3 tablespooons tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek
  • plain flour to coat chicken

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

  1. Fry the onions, leeks and peppers in the casserole pot. Once slightly softened remove from pot, as this will now be used to brown off the chicken.
  2. Using the same pot, fry the floured chicken until slightly golden on the outside. Then put the onions, leeks and peppers back into the pot.
  3. Now add the ketjap manis, tomato ketchup and sambal oelek to the pot. Add water until the chicken is just covered and stir.
  4. Now leave to cook on a low heat for 1 and a half hours.


If you are unable to find ketjap manis, you can substitute with a sweet soy sauce.
For the sambal oelek, look for an Indonesian chilli sauce if you need to substitute.

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