Curry Chicken

Total time 40 Min

5/5
In Jamaica most people use tomatoes in their curry recipe, but I prefer to use red and green bell peppers instead, and a tablespoon of ketchup and West Indian pepper sauce to add some zip!

When I was growing up in Jamaica, curry goat was cooked for special occasions. This curry recipe using chicken is one I cook as an everyday meal. In Jamaica most people use tomatoes in their curry recipe, but I prefer to use red and green bell peppers instead, and a tablespoon of ketchup and West Indian pepper sauce to add some zip! – Mama Fay

Curry Chicken Recipe

Cook Like A Jamaican
In Jamaica most people use tomatoes in their curry recipe, but I prefer to use red and green bell peppers instead, and a tablespoon of ketchup and West Indian pepper sauce to add some zip!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Jamaican

Ingredients
  

  • 4 lbs Chicken chopped in small pieces (remove skin)
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) Lemon juice (for washing chicken)
  • 3 tsp (15 mL) Salt
  • 3/4 tsp Black pepper
  • 6 tbsp Curry Powder
  • 4 Cloves garlic chopped finely
  • ¼ Small red bell pepper finely chopped
  • ¼ Small green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 Large cooking onion chopped
  • 2 Tbsp (25 mL) Cooking oil
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Cumin seeds, not powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Dried thyme or 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) Tomato ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) West Indian hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • 3 cups (750 mL) Water
  • 2 Medium potatoes cut in 6 pieces each

Instructions
 

  • Prep & Season Chicken
  • Cut and wash chicken: Cut chicken into serving pieces (not too small) and remove and discard skin. Pour lemon juice over chicken, wash in cold water, drain well and dry with paper towel
  • Season chicken with 2 tsp salt, black pepper, 3 Tbsp of curry powder and chopped garlic; put chicken in fridge for 1 hour to absorb spices

Cooking Instructions

  • Add cooking oil to saucepan and heat on High; saute cumin seeds for ½ minute
  • then add chopped onion, green and red bell peppers,
  • Add thyme, pepper sauce, 3 Tbsp curry powder, 1 tsp salt and tomato ketchup; sauce onion and peppers until just tender
  • Add 1 cup of boiling water and, when sauce is boiling, add chicken. Fold in chicken until it is well covered with sauce and seasonings; add 1½ cups of boiling water; cover and bring to a rolling boil
  • Lower heat to medium, add potatoes and add ½ cup water, cover and simmer (slow boil) until chicken is tender and sauce thickens (about ½ hour)
  • Taste and adjust with salt, if needed.

Notes

Serving Suggestion: Curry chicken is traditionally served with steamed white rice or Jamaican rice and peas along with a salad.
Keyword chicken, curry

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 28, 2024

Lovely recipe! Was so delicious and very moist, would make again

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