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West Indian Chicken Recipe
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West Indian Chicken

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"A delicious sweet and sour style recipe that is best served over rice. Very easy to make."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr


  1. In a large stockpot or dutch oven, over medium heat, combine the vinegar, barbeque sauce, soy sauce and brown sugar. Stir in the tomatoes, green pepper, and mushrooms. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then add the chicken. Continue to simmer until chicken is tender and pulls from the bone easily, about 30 minutes.
  2. When chicken is cooked through, remove it from the pot and tear the meat off of the bones into bite sized pieces. Discard bones and return the chicken to the pot and heat through. Serve hot over rice.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 02, 2005

Delicious! I was a bit worried, since I had to make some changes (I was out of brown sugar, so added a higher quantity of white sugar; used a can of diced tomatoes with chilies I had on hand, and canned mushrooms) But it smelled wonderful while cooking, which quickly allayed my fears. As for the finished product--- wonderful; my boyfriend and I both loved it. Definately keeping this onhand for a quick and easy dinner solution. PS-- wanted to add, West Indian has nothing to do with India-- it has to do with the West Indies. There seemed to be some confusion.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 14, 2003

I don't know what's Indian about this dish. There are no Indian spices used and it rather tastes like Chinese sweet and sour chicken with some green peppers.. That's all. I am a pperson who seldom seldom says bad about any food,,, but about this one, I should say that it was very bad.. (And I'm confident that I cooked ok according to the original recipe.) Also, due to Berbeque sauce, soy sauce and brown sugar,,, the dish cones up very black.. Dark black, and it's not the color that appeals to the appetite. I will never make it again.

Jan 08, 2007

I liked this recipe a lot. It could benefit form some more spices in my opinion. I added corriander to it and thickened the sauce a bit with some flour before I added the pulled chicken meat. It was raved about at my table. To the reviewer who is geographically challenged...the reason it does not resemble an Indian dish is because it is called "West Indian Chicken". That means the Caribbean.

Mar 03, 2009

Dish was alright - not a big hit with me, though the bf liked it. I did cut down on the bbq sauce a bit though. After reading some of the reviews I'd just like to add that West Indian refers to the West Indies aka the Caribbean. NOT India. And yes, West Indian food is a nice mixture of Indian, African, Chinese, Persian, Spanish, French and English cuisine. :)

Nov 08, 2003

I was looking for a recipe with a unique flavor and I loved this one. I used 2 cans of flavored diced tomatoes instead of fresh. I also doubled the other ingredients to make this more of a stew. I started to pull the chicken from the bone, got bored, and decided to leave the legs, thighs, and wings on the bone. Made the recipe easier and still tasted great.

Jun 27, 2007

I live in the west indies and although this was good I didn't find anything special about this until I added pineapple and seasoning pepper sauce. Will added more tomatoes next time.

Oct 04, 2011

WOW!! Pretty good. The person who said there is nothing Indian about this dish, should be ashamed of themselves. It's WEST Indian. lol.... Wow!

Jul 09, 2008

I made this with chicken thighs (removed the skin, then followed the recipe). Initially this was really dry, so I ended up adding more of the BBQ sauce ingredients. The only other real change I made was to add some garlic powder. I served it over rice, and it was ok - I think it might be better in a hoagie (like a pulled pork sandwich, but with pulled chicken). Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 457 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 133 mg
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 21.6 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 43.7 g
  • 87%
  • Sodium
  • 839 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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