Jamaican curry chicken

The aromatic flavor and savory taste of Jamaican curry chicken make it a favorite of Jamaicans and other Caribbean nationals. Others who have tried it often find it captivating. Jamaican curry chicken is easy to prepare and goes well with rice or boiled food such as yam, green bananas, and dumplings. Jamaican Life and Travel has listed Jamaican curry chicken as one of the 12 most popular dishes in Jamaica.

  • Prep: 15 minutes
  • Marinate: 30 minutes
  • Cook: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 4

Ingredients: Jamaican curry chicken

  • 2 lbs. chicken
  • 2 Tbsp curry powder (preferably Jamaican curry powder)
  • 2 Tbsp All-purpose or chicken seasoning
  • 1½ tsp Salt (or enough to your preference)
  • 5 Pimento berries (allspice)
  • 3 Cloves garlic (chopped/crushed)
  • ½ Tsp dried thyme (leaves removed from sprigs)
  • 1 Medium onion (chopped)
  • 2 Medium carrots (chopped)
  • 1 Small potato (diced)
  • 1½ Tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 Small scotch bonnet pepper seeds removed and chopped finely
  • 3 Tbsp cooking oil

Directions

  • Step 1: Remove any skin and excess fat from the chicken
  • Step 2: Wash chicken in a basin with water to which 1 tsp of vinegar and the juice of one lime or lemon is added. Then rinse under running tap water
  • Step 3: Drain away all the excess water from the chicken, drying with kitchen towel if necessary
  • Step 4: Cut meat into bite-size pieces and place into a kitchen bowl with onion, garlic, ginger, dried thyme, scotch bonnet pepper, pimento berries, salt, all-purpose seasoning, and curry powder: mix everything together and leave to marinate for 30 minutes or more.
  • Step 5: Pour the oil into a stock pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat and heat oil until shimmering.
  • Step 6: Add the seasoned chicken to the oil and stir well, letting the chicken cook until lightly brown on all sides. Don’t let the chicken burn: add tips of water if necessary
  • Step 7: Cover and leave to cook for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked and the water is reduced to a curry gravy.

Jamaican Curry Chicken Recipe

The aromatic flavor and savory taste of Jamaican curry chicken make it a favorite of Jamaicans and other Caribbean nationals. Others who have tried it often find it captivating. Jamaican curry chicken is easy to prepare and goes well with rice or boiled food such as yam, green bananas, and dumplings.

Type: Main dish

Cuisine: Jamaican

Keywords: Jamaican curry chicken

Recipe Yield: 4 servings

Preparation Time: PT0H45M

Cooking Time: PT0H30M

Total Time: PT1H15M

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. chicken
  • 2 tbsp curry powder (preferably Jamaican curry powder)
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose or chicken seasoning
  • 1½ tsp salt (or enough to your preference)
  • 5 Pimento berries (allspice)
  • 3 Cloves garlic (chopped/crushed)
  • ½ tsp dried thyme (leaves removed from sprigs)
  • 1 Medium onion (chopped)
  • 2 Medium carrots (chopped)
  • 1 Small potato (diced)
  • 1½ tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 Small Scotch bonnet pepper (seeds removed and chopped finely)
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil

Recipe Instructions: Step 1: Remove any skin and excess fat from the chicken Step 2: Wash chicken in a basin with water to which 1 tsp of vinegar and the juice of one lime or lemon is added. Then rinse under running tap water Step 3: Drain away all the excess water from the chicken, drying with kitchen towel if necessary Step 4: Cut meat into bite-size pieces and place into a kitchen bowl with onion, garlic, ginger, dried thyme, scotch bonnet pepper, pimento berries, salt, all-purpose seasoning, and curry powder: mix everything together and leave to marinate for 30 minutes or more. Step 5: Pour the oil into a stock pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat and heat oil until shimmering. Step 6: Add the seasoned chicken to the oil and stir well, letting the chicken cook until lightly brown on all sides. Don’t let the chicken burn: add tips of water if necessary Step 7: Cover and leave to cook for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked and the water is reduced to a curry gravy.

Editor's Rating:
5