Geera (Cumin) Chicken

I have cooked this dish following Chef Jason Peru’s instructions and my intention for this post was to mash it up and come up with my own version, but Chef Jason is too good. Here is his original recipe. You can omit the Garlic Infused Coconut Oil and use plain coconut oil instead as it is a Trinidadian product that you may not be able to find where you live.



2 ¼ Lbs of Deboned Chicken Thighs

2 Tsp of Salt

2 Tsp of Black Pepper

1 Medium Minced Onion

5 Cloves of Minced Garlic

2 Pimento Minced Peppers

¼ Chopped Chives

3 Tbsp of Chopped Celery

3 ½ Tbsp of Minced Chadon Beni (Culantro)

4 Tbsp of Grounded Geera ( Cumin )

4 Tbsp of Garlic Infused Coconut Oil

1 Tbsp of Whole Geera Seeds ( Cumin )

1 Tsp of Whole Coriander Seeds

½ Habanero Pepper Chopped

½ Cup Water

Salt & Pepper to Taste

2 Tbsp Parsley Chopped

Photo by Eatahfood


  1. Cut your deboned Chicken thighs into 2-inch pieces and season with salt, black pepper, onions, garlic, pimento peppers, chives, Chadon Beni and 3 Tbsp of Ground Geera.
  2. Mix well to incorporate ensuring all the herbs and spice is rubbed evenly onto the chicken pieces.
  3. Let marinate for a minimum of 20 minutes.
  4. Place a medium iron pot over medium to high heat and add the Constance Estate Garlic Infused Coconut Oil
  5. When the oil is hot, add the whole cumin and coriander seeds and toast for 35 seconds until seeds turn a medium-dark color.
  6. Immediately add you seasoned chicken to the pot and stir to evenly coat chicken with the toasted spices and then add the chopped habanero pepper.
  7. Cover and continue cooking on medium to heat for 10 minutes stirring once or twice during this duration.
  8. When 3/4 of the naturally sprung water is dried up from the pot, add the ½ cup of water and the rest of grounded geera.
  9. Stir to combine and reduce heat to medium, cover and let cook additionally for 8 minutes or until water has completely dried up.
  10. At this point season with salt and pepper to taste and add your chopped parsley.
  11. Remove from heat and serve as a snack or even as an accompaniment to a meal with starches and salad.

A pasta version – Geera Chicken Alfredo

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