Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Curry Chicken

The curry is a popular spice in most Indian influenced cultures around the world, but in Jamaica, this spice is used in great ways to complement many dishes. One of these is the chicken; curried chicken is a popular dish on the island and today we give you a step by step, mouthwatering recipe to make your own. Check it out below.


Curry Chicken - Ingredients

1 whole chicken (about 2.5lb – 3lb)
6 tablespoons of Jamaican curry powder
2 potatoes
1.5 tablespoons of vegetable oil
2 cups water
1 onion
3 stalks scallion
5 sprigs fresh thyme
4 cloves garlic
2 hot peppers or ReCaFo’s Jamaican Scotch Bonett Pepper Sauce
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper


Curry Chicken - Washing the chicken

Wash the chicken in lemon or lime Juice

Curry Chicken - Chopping the chicken

Chop the chicken up in to small pieces

Curry Chicken - Chopping the vegetables

Chop the onion, scallion, pepper and garlic in to small pieces
Curry Chicken - Marinating the chicken

Rub all of the ingredients (apart from the potatoes and water) in to the chicken and allow to marrinate in the fridge for 2 hours

Curry Chicken - Chopping the potato

Chop the potato in to small pieces

Curry Chicken - Frying the chicken

Fry the chicken until the chicken is sealed (5-10 minutes)

Curry Chicken - Adding potatoes

Add the potatoes and water to the pan, cover and fry until the sauce has a thick consistency (about 1 – 2 hrs)


Curry Chicken - Serving

Serve with Rice and Peas


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7 thoughts on “Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Curry Chicken

  1. I want the chicken and rice. Not with potatoes. I don’t really care for dark meat, but don’t need a whole chicken. Suggestions please.

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