Bahamian Style Simmered Chicken

Bahamian Style Simmered Chicken Recipe

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This recipe posted here for play in CQ3 - Bahamas. Found at website:

Most Bahamian’s also marinate the chicken pieces in lime juice the day prior to preparing for a fuller flavor.

Chicken is very popular in the Bahamas and is eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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4 - 6
15 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


1 1/2 – 2 pounds chicken cut up (if preferred you may use all breast etc)
1 large onion sliced
1/4 cup lime juice (2-3 limes) or old sour if zest is desired
1/2 teaspoon thyme
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons of cooking oil

How to Make Bahamian Style Simmered Chicken


  • 1In a large skillet heat oil and add chicken and onion.
  • 2Squeeze the juice from 2-3 limes over chicken or substitute Old Sour if a spicier flavor is preferred.
  • 3Add thyme.
  • 4Simmer chicken 30-40 minutes until fork tender and no longer red.
  • 5Add salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.

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About Bahamian Style Simmered Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Caribbean