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Prep Time15 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time55 mins

Trinidad Chicken Roti- An incredible chicken meal that would excite your taste buds. Rich in spices, chickpeas and potato-So easy to make and comes together quickly.

Course: MainCuisine: CaribbeanServings: peopleCalories: 333 kcalAuthor: Immaculate Bites


Chicken Marinate

  • 2 1/2 -3 pounds chicken skinned thighs cut in bite-sized pieces

  • ½ teaspoon white pepper

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon curry powder

  • ½ teaspoon chicken bouillon powder

Chicken Roti

  • ½ cup canola oil

  • 2-3 tablespoon curry powder

  • 1 large onion diced

  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1- teaspoon ground nutmeg spice

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 1/2 fresh or dried thyme

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1- teaspoon cumin spice

  • 1- teaspoon white pepper.

  • 1 can of chickpeas drained

  • 2 cups of cubed potatoes

  • 1- tablespoon bouillon chicken powder

  • 3-4 cups chicken broth/water

  • ½-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional

  • Salt to taste


  1. Place chicken in a large bowl or sauce pan

  2. then add salt, garlic, thyme, white pepper and curry powder

  3. Mix chicken with a spoon or with hands until they are well coated, set aside in the fridge and marinate for 30 minutes or overnight.

  4. When ready to cook, heat up large sauce-pan with oil, and add onions, garlic, thyme, cumin spice, all spice, smoked paprika, nutmeg and curry powder, stir occasionally for about 2-3 minutes until onions is translucent.

  5. Then add chicken, stir and sauté for about 2-3 more minutes. Add chicken stock if necessary to prevent any burns

  6. Next add chickpeas, chicken bouillon, potatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and let it simmer until sauce thickens, it might take about 20-30 minutes.

  7. Adjust for salt, pepper and stew consistency.


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