Jamaican Tropical Chicken


1/4 cup peanut oil
3 and 1/2-4 lb chicken, cut into serving pieces
1 onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 lb fresh pineapple, cut into 1 inch chunks
6 oz water chestnuts, sliced
1 habanero pepper, seeded and chopped
3 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
kosher salt and black pepper to taste
Chicken stock, if necessary
1/2 lb snow peas
1 tbs fresh chives, chopped


  • Heat oil in a heavy frying pan and saute the chicken pieces until lightly browned on all sides.
  • Transfer the chicken to a heavy covered pan.
  • In the oil remaining in the frying pan saute the onion and garlic until the onion is tender, but not browned.
  • Add to the chicken, together with the pineapple and any juice, the water chestnuts, hot pepper, tomatoes, salt and pepper.
  • Cover and simmer gently until the chicken is tender and cooked through, About 45 minutes.
  • Add a little chicken stock if necessary.
  • During the last 10 minutes add the snow peas and the chives.




15 min


45 min


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