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chicken curry recipe

Our BEST Curry Chicken Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 4
Calories 238 kcal


For washing the chicken, you need:

  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • Lemon juice or lime juice

Ingredients for cooking the Jamaican chicken curry:

  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken you can use chicken breast or chicken thigh
  • 2 Tablespoons chicken seasoning or all-purpose seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons Jamaican curry powder yellow curry powder
  • 5 allspice pimento berries
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 chopped medium onion
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2 chopped medium carrots
  • 1 diced small potato
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 finely chopped scotch bonnet pepper with seeds removed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Boiling water


  • Remove the chicken’s skin and chop the chicken into small pieces.
  • Wash the chicken pieces in the lemon juice (or lime juice) and white vinegar mixture.
  • Drain the chicken well to remove all of the excess liquid.
  • Dry the chicken thoroughly with paper towels.
  • In a medium kitchen bowl, combine the onion, chicken pieces, chopped pepper, garlic, ginger, pimento berries, all-purpose seasoning, salt, and curry powder. Allow all of this to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Add the extra virgin olive oil to a large pot and heat the oil until it’s medium heat.
  • Add the chicken to the hot olive oil and stir thoroughly.
  • Allow the chicken to become lightly browned on all sides. Don’t allow the pot to burn. If needed, add a little bit of water to keep the chicken from scorching the pot.
  • Slowly stir in the potato, carrot, and thyme sprigs.
  • Add sufficient water to the pot to cover the chicken.
  • Cover with a tight-fitting lid and allow the chicken to cook for between 25 and 30 minutes.
  • The Jamaican chicken curry is finished cooking when the liquid is reduced to savory curry sauce.


Calories: 238kcal
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