Trinidadian Pelau
A unique dish from Sasha Gates of the reality show "WAGS" on E!


  • 3 lbs Dark meat chicken
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Ketchup 
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic  
  • half tsp. black pepper
  • 3 tbsp. of vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp. of brown sugar
  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 and a half cups pigeon peas
  • half cup chopped onion 
  • half cup carrots 
  • half cup chopped sweet peppers 
  • 2 cups coconut milk 
  • 2 cups chicken broth 


Step one:
Chop 3 lbs. of skinned, dark meat chicken

Step two:
Season the chicken with-
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. Ketchup
2 tsp. minced garlic
half tsp. black pepper

Step three:
Brown the chicken-
Heat 3 tbsp. of vegetable oil in pot. Add 3 tbsp. of brown sugar to hot oil. Once sugar melts and froths then throw the chicken in to brown it. Takes about 5 min and chicken should have some color.

Step four:
After browning add ingredients to pot-
-2 cups of parboiled rice (mix rice with chicken for about a min first)
-1 and a half cups pigeon peas from tin
-half cup chopped onion
-half cup carrots
-half cup chopped sweet peppers
-2 cups coconut milk
-2 cups chicken broth

Step five-
Mix everything together and bring to a boil. Once it starts to boil, cover and simmer for 30min.
Step six-
It should be ready. You know it's ready when the rice is done(soft not grainy). Mix it all together, cool and serve. Add more salt if needed.

Pairs well with avocados.

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