Jamaicans use this basic recipe to prepare a variety of dishes, including goat, mutton, oxtail, fish, even tofu. Hazel uses bone-in chicken and cuts the thighs diagonally, right through the bone, into four pieces, a more traditional preparation (be careful of bone splinters). Seasoning here is quite elastic; add more curry powder, garlic, or herbs as you prefer.
Place cut-up chicken into a large bowl. Add vegetables, spices, and seasonings; toss well to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In a large, heavy frypan, heat oil on medium setting. Remove chicken from marinade and cook, stirring often, about 20 minutes. Add vegetables and water. Cover and cook until vegetables are cooked through, about 20 minutes.