With Old Years upon us that only means one thing for me; a black eyed peas recipe for good luck in the New Year.
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Course: Rice Dishes
Cuisine: Caribbean, creole
- 1 lb. blackeye peas soaked over night
- 2 1/2 cups rice washed
- 1 1/2 lb. chicken seasoned with green seasoning and marinated
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 stalk celery chopped
- 1 carrot diced
- Salt to taste
- 2 pimento peppers chopped
- 3 tbsp. coconut powder
- Soak peas overnight, boil for 15 – 20 minutes. Set aside.
- Season and marinate chicken. [Note: For a faster marinade add a little rum with the green seasoning. It works!]
- Heat oil add sugar. When the sugar bubbles and looks golden brown add chicken. Stir to coat evenly. Let cook for 5 minutes.
- Add peas, rice, carrot, pimento and celery. Stir Then add coconut powder and about 2 cups of water. Let simmer over a low fire until rice is cooked.Stir occasionally. [ Note: You may have to add a little water while the rice cooks.]
- Adjust salt to taste. Serve hot.
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