Bimini Chicken

We have grown too accustomed to the comfort of pastas and burgers, so it’s high time we think about changing the direction to something people rarely think about. How about you storm into the kitchen and make a Bahamian delight this weekend and surprise your family and friends? Try the easy to make but absolutely stunning —moderately spicy and well balanced with fruits, this could be your next go-to food for a while, instead of depending on nachos and salsa. That aside, you might not be able to get your tickets to the Bahamas any time soon, but here’s living a little bit of that laidback beach life this winter.


  • 4 cups of diced red onions
  • 1 ½ pounds of chicken breast cut into neat strips
  • 3 bananas cut lengthwise
  • ¾ cup of walnut split into halves
  • 2 tbsp chopped shallots
  • 6 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup of whisky, preferably bourbon
  • ¾ cup of canned coconut cream

The Process

Preheat a large pan and pour the vegetable oil into it. Keep heating it further in medium to high heat. Now add the onions and shallots and sauté them for a minute or two.  Make sure not to burn them. Put the chicken into the pan and sauté at small intervals till the meat has turned tender. This should take five to ten minutes at the most. Add the bananas and walnuts to this and keep heating it for a little while before removing the pan from heat. Deglaze the pan with the whisky. Put the coconut cream on top and put it back on heat. Simmer for about two minutes. Your Bimini Chicken is ready. Serve immediately and gorge on it while it is still hot!

Caribbean cuisine is never bland and it will never disappoint. Feel free to pour yourself some bourbon to wash down the chicken.