Trinidadian-Style Chicken

    1 hour

    Chicken is coated in a mixture of garlic, salt, cayenne and sazon seasoning before being cooked in caramelised sugar and pak choi. It's a delicious, yet easy recipe to make any day of the week.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1.1kg bone-in chicken pieces
    • 2 tablespoons garlic granules
    • 1 tablespoon sea salt
    • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
    • 5g sazon seasoning
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 3 pak choi stalks, chopped

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Stir together the garlic granules, salt, cayenne pepper and sazon seasoning in a shallow dish. Coat chicken pieces with this mixture.
    2. Heat a heavy frying pan with a lid over medium heat for at least 3 minutes. Sprinkle the sugar over the bottom of the pan and stir gently until it becomes liquid and caramelises. Add the chicken, cover and cook for about 25 minutes.
    3. Remove lid and cook for another 15 to 20 minutes, letting the juices cook down until they are almost gone. Add the pak choi and cook just until wilted.

    Sazon seasoning

    Can be found online. It's a combination of herbs and spices that carries Latino and Caribbean flavours.

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    Reviews in English (36)


    My boyfriend, who is Trini, loved this recipe, but I too altered it. I eliminated the bok choy, then instead of letting the liquid dry out I sauteed some onions in the sauce. Once the onions were soft I tossed in some cooked rice. It was so good, my sweetie ate nothing else but this until it was gone, the next day!  -  10 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I am from Jamaica and this chicken was great i hope that every one tries this recipe.  -  20 Jul 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The only change I made is that I used boneless chicken because that is what I had in the freezer. I loved this recipe and I especially loved the bright orange the sazon season made it. The bok choy blended in perfectly in this sauce. This was so easy to make and the end result was very impressive.  -  04 Aug 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)