SPLIT PEAS COOK-UP RICE WITH CHICKEN

Split Peas Cook-up Rice
Split Peas Cook-up Rice with Chicken and Smoked Turkey is a savory rice dish that cooked in a seasoned coconut broth.  The smoked turkey adds a deep flavor to this dish, the split peas and smoked turkey are cooked together which creates a smoky broth.  Bone-in chicken pieces are seasoned with garlic, onion, married man pork then sautéed in its own juices.   Split Peas Cook-up is a  one pot creole dish that is the perfect Guyanese comfort food.   Serve with homemade pepper sauce, achar and cool sliced cucumber which perfectly complements this dish.

TIPS AND TRICKS TO MAKE THE PERFECT SPLIT PEAS COOK-UP RICE

  • Soak peas overnight, this cuts down on the cooking time. If you’re short on time, soak peas in hot water for an hour while you prep for the recipe.
  • Boil the peas until it’s firm but crushed when pressed between your fingers. It should not be mushy or soft or it will overcook and disintegrate in the cook-up.  This will give the cook-up a pasty texture which you don’t want.
  • Use bone-in chicken for the best flavor. If using boneless chicken, dark meat pieces are best as chicken breast will become dry.
  • Always add a little liquid at a time as needed. Don’t add too much because you can always add but you can’t remove any extra liquid and this can cause the rice to become mushy.

Split Peas Cook-up Rice

 

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