Jamaican curry chicken

Jamaican curry chicken
Recipe type: Curry
Cuisine: Caribbean
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This fantastic curry combines Indian spices with spices more commonly used in the Caribbean, like Pimento and Thyme. The Chillies used to make- Scotch Bonnets - are also different to those used in Indian cooking. The end result is something that will really impress your family and friends. Definitely a dish that will become one of your favourites!
  • Chicken pieces – 0ne kilogram
  • Carrots – two medium (chopped)
  • Potato – one small (chopped)
  • Scotch Bonnet Chilli – one – finely chopped
  • Onion- 0ne medium chopped
  • Ginger – 2 teaspoons
  • Garlic – three cloves (crushed)
  • Fresh thyme – three sprigs
  • Vegetable oil – three tablespoons
  • Pimento (All spice ) berries – five
  • Curry powder – two tablespoons
  • Chicken seasoning – two tablespoons
  • Salt – taste
  • Lemon juice – two tablespoons
  1. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces
  2. Mix the curry powder, chicken seasoning, pimento berries, Scotch Bonnets, onion, ginger, garlic , thyme and lemon juice . Coat the chicken pieces in this mixture for an hour
  3. Once marinated remove chicken pieces from the marinade
  4. Heat the oil in a skillet to a medium heat
  5. Add the onions and rest of the ingredients – excluding the thyme
  6. Cook until the onions are starting to become translucent
  7. Add the chicken pieces and cook until browned (Be careful not to burn)
  8. Add the carrot, potatoes, and thyme
  9. Cover the ingredients with water
  10. Cook until the chicken is tender and the gravy has reduced
  11. Serve with cooked pumpkin, rice or Jamaican rice and Peas