Caramel-Lime Chicken

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Appears in
Caribbean Food Made Easy

By Levi Roots

Published 2009

  • About

In the Caribbean kitchen we have a cooking technique called ‘brown-down’ that gets the meat or fish going in caramelized sugar, making a deliciously sweet and savoury dish. This brown-down dish has just four main ingredients, yet it is really special. Kids love it – so does everyone else!


  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp


  • Toss the chicken in the salt and pepper. Put the oil in a large frying pan (it should have a lid) and sprinkle on the sugar. Leave to cook over a low to medium heat until the sugar starts to brown (about 6–8 minutes). Do not stir, or the sugar will clump. You may want to turn the heat up slightly after a few minutes to hurry it along a bit, but keep an eye on it so it doesn