Jamaican Curry Chicken

Are you going to Jamaica this week? Me neither… I wish I was, in light of more snowfall today. I’m ready for some sunshine. Beyond ready. But a vacation is not in the cards right now, so I’ll bring Jamaica into our kitchens with this recipe. It’s authentic and delicious, and not too hard to make, I promise.


What you’ll need:

  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 6 tbsp jamaican curry
  • 2 potatoes, cut into small cubes
  • 1 1/2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks scallion, chopped
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 hot peppers, chopped
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper


Chop the onion, scallions, hot peppers and garlic into small pieces. Combine with the chicken in a bowl. Add curry, thyme, salt and pepper and allow to marinade for 2 hours in the refrigerator.

Heat the canola oil and fry the chicken in a Dutch oven for 5 to 10 minutes. Add water and potatoes and cover the pot. Simmer for 90 minutes on low to medium flame. Serve with white rice or traditional rice and peas.


Bon Appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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