GEERA CHICKEN

Complexity:  Medium

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb chicken parts, washed and cut into small pieces
  • Juice ½ small lime
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp ground geera or cumin
  • 2 – 3 blades chadon beni, chopped
  • 2 -3 blades chives, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 pimento peppers, seeded and chopped
  • ½ scotch bonnet pepper, chopped
  • Few sprigs small thyme
  • 1 tbsp ground geera or cumin
  • 2 – 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Place chicken in a bowl. Add the lime juice, salt, black pepper, curry powder, ½ tsp geera, chives, chadon beni, garlic, pimento peppers and thyme. Toss well to ensure the seasoning coats chicken. Let marinate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Remove thyme sprigs from chicken.
  3. Add the onion and let cook for 1 minute. Add the chicken and the scotch bonnet pepper and stir.
  4. Add 1 cup water and leave to cook, stirring intermittently.
  5. After 10 – 15 minutes, add the remaining geera.
  6. Mix and let cook for another 5 – 10 minutes. A little more water may be added if the mixture gets too dry.