Jamaican curry chicken

Curry chicken in a red pot

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Learn to make the best flavoursome, rich and heart Jamaican curry chicken for your family to enjoy




  1. Add the washed chicken to a large bowl and use a fork to pierce the flesh of each piece of chicken. This helps the seasoning to better penetrate.
  2. Sprinkle on the curry powder, all purpose seasoning, ginger, black pepper along with the scallion, garlic and onion
  3. Use your hands to thoroughly work in the seasoning, cover with saran wrap (cling film) and refrigerate overnight or for a few hours
  4. On medium heat add the oil to a pot/dutchpot
  5. Scrape off the excess seasoning i.e onion, garlic and scallion and place the chicken pieces into the pot being carefully to not overcrowd.
  6. Proceed to seal and sear the both sides of the chicken until brown
  7. Once the chicken is seared stir in the scallion, onion and garlic and saute until translucent.
  8. Add the sprigs of fresh thyme, pimento berries and stir the pot.
  9. Pour in the hot water then bring to a rolling boil
  10. Reduce the heat to medium/low and simmer with the lid on
  11. After 10 minutes has passed add the sweet potato and pink salt to taste, stir then simmer for another 20 minutes.
  12. Add a splash of water if the gravy reduces too much