Saturday, January 31, 2009

Curry Chicken

There are a lot of curry chicken recipes from different countries, but this recipe is Jamaican style. Perfect with Rice and Peas.

  • 2 1/2 lbs. chicken, cubed
  • 3 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup of curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion salt
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. tomato paste
  • 2 branches of fresh thyme
  • 1 or 2 scotch bonnet peppers, whole
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup oil for browning water


  • Heat oil in a large, non-stick pot on medium heat and add onions and garlic.
  • Add a little bit of the curry and let cook for a about 1 minute.
  • Then add the chicken with some more of the curry and brown the meat on all sides.
  • Add potatos and enough water to cover.
  • Then add the rest of the curry and the rest of the ingredients and mix well.IIncrease heat to medium-high and allow to boil.
  • Reduce heat to low medium, cover and allow to cook for at least 30 min.
  • Remove from heat and take out thyme branches and scotch bonnet peppers. Then serve on top of Rice and Peas



  1. Love this recipe. Warms me up just thinking about it

  2. This is an awesome blog, but dangerous. Everytime I visit, I get hungry. The photos are great. I love rice and peas.

  3. Thanks. Jamaicians love danger :). And a cold red stripe to wash it all down (I am not of course promoting the consumption of alcohol)

  4. Dear Real Jamaican, can you explain what is festival? I noticed it somewhere on your blog.

  5. Hello Anonymous. Really good question regarding Festival. We will post a description for you and all to enjoy very shortly. Thanks for your comment


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