West Indian Chicken

West Indian Chicken

Chicken, peppers, and potatoes cooked in a curry-yogourt sauce.

6 servings
Marinade 8 h
Preparation 20 min

Cooking 1 h

240 calories per serving 


3 cloves garlic, pressed    
1 tbsp gingerroot, grated   14 g
2 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed   1 lime
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
3 chicken legs, with back, skinless   900 g
1 onions, finely chopped   200 g
2 green peppers, cut into strips   300 g
2 potatoes, peeled and diced   400 g
2 tbsp olive oil   30 mL
3 tbsp curry powder   28 g
1 cup yogurt, plain, 2%   260 g
3/4 cup water, approximately   190 mL
3/4 tsp brown sugar   3 g
2 tbsp fresh cilantro [optional]   4 g

Before you start

The chicken must be marinated overnight.


  1. Press the garlic, grate the ginger and put them in a bowl. Pour in the lime juice, then add salt and pepper. Separate the chicken drumsticks from the thighs and put all the pieces in the bowl. Rub the chicken with the marinade, then cover and let stand in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Prepare the vegetables: finely chop the onion and cut the peppers into strips; peel the potatoes, then cut them into 1,5 cm cubes.
  3. Heat the oil in a sautépan or wok over medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces and sauté thoroughly on each side until golden-brown, about 8 min. Take the chicken pieces out of the pan and set them aside, keeping them warm on a plate in the oven.
  4. Lower the heat to medium, then add the onion and sauté 2-3 min, taking care not to let it burn. Add the peppers and cook 4-5 min until golden-brown. Mix the curry with a little bit of the yogurt and add it to the pan. Cook 2 min over low heat with constant stirring.
  5. Put the chicken back into the pan, then add the remaining yogurt and enough water to make the mixture moist. Cook over medium heat, uncovered, for about 15 min.
  6. Add the potatoes and brown sugar, cover and cook an additional 45-50 min until the potatoes are soft. Garnish with cilantro leaves (optional) then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (280g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




9 g

14 %

Saturated 2 g
+ Trans 0 g

11 %


50 mg


95 mg

4 %


23 g

8 %


3 g

13 %


7 g


19 g

Vitamin A

6 %

Vitamin C

70 %


10 %


20 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives: ¾ serving

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Low :
Source of :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1
Good source of :
Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc
Excellent source of :
Niacin, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C

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This recipe is in the following categories: Poultry | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | High Iron | Low Sodium | Marinate | Caribbean

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