You are here: Home » Recipes » Curacao Chicken Curacao Chicken Recipe by Relish Yield 10 servings PrintEmail Ingredients Marinade:2 teaspoons allspice powder2 teaspoons cinnamon2 teaspoons dried thyme1/2 teaspoon nutmeg4 teaspoons brown sugar5 garlic cloves, peeled2 tablespoons finely chopped onion4 tablespoons tamarind paste2 tablespoons lemon juice2 hot chilies4 tablespoons vegetable oil2 teaspoons salt2 teaspoons pepper10 chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces Sauce:2 tablespoons olive oil1 medium onion, finely chopped1 red bell pepper2 garlic cloves1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh hot chile pepper1 teaspoon cinnamon1 teaspoon allspice1 tablespoon brown sugar1 (16-ounce) can tomato sauce Salt and pepper2 tablespoons chopped green onions Instructions To prepare marinade, combine all ingredients in a blender and mix well. Place chicken and marinade in zip-top plastic bag. Seal and rub marinade into the chicken. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours. Remove chicken from marinade, allowing excess to drip away. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a heavy saute pan over medium-high heat and fry chicken in a single layer (working in batches) until all of the chicken pieces are golden brown. Reserve in a warm place. To prepare sauce, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a clean frying pan, and saute onion, bell pepper, garlic and chile pepper about 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Add cinnamon, allspice and brown sugar and cook 2 minutes. Add tomato sauce and cook 5 minutes. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. Return chicken to pan, glazing the pieces with the sauce as they re-warm. Serve with rice, garnishing with chopped green onion. Recipe adapted from Angelica’s Kitchen on the island of Curacao (angelicas-kitchen.com).