I learned how to make this when I dated a Belizean man for about a year. He is long gone, but I still make his stew and I love it! This is a very healthy dish but the limes and the hot sauce make it very flavorful. Serve with corn or flour tortillas. Each person may want to spice it up with more hot sauce as they prefer.



Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Season chicken with seasoned salt. Cook chicken in the hot oil until browned on the outside, about 5 minutes per side.

  • Mix chicken broth, cabbage, onion, carrots, green bell pepper, celery, cilantro, tomato sauce, lime juice, garlic, hot sauce, salt, and black pepper into chicken and simmer, adding water if needed, until stew is thickened, about 2 hours.

  • Ladle stew into bowls and top each with a piece of chicken.

Cook's Note:

If you use bone-in chicken breast, cut them in half or thirds with bone-in.

Nutrition Facts

237 calories; 8.1 g total fat; 65 mg cholesterol; 277 mg sodium. 15.5 g carbohydrates; 26.5 g protein; Full Nutrition