Jamaican Curry Chicken

Recipe by byZula
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • Cut chicken into 8 pieces, or more if you so desire, wash with vinegar and water in a pot or kitchen sink.
  • Combine chicken with all ingredients and rub together until curry powder is wet and sticks to the chicken.
  • Turn your heat on high, heat the cooking oil in a large iron skillet with 2 tablespoon of curry powder until the oil is hot and curry powder changes color.
  • Add chicken to the hot oil, then turn down the heat to medium, add the water immediately.
  • Add diced potato then cover the pot and simmer. Stir the ingredients in the pot then taste the gravy, after fifteen minutes.
  • If you need to add anything more like salt to bring it to taste, now is the time.
  • Add the 1 sprig of thyme and black pepper to the ingredients in the pot. Allow to simmer until chicken is moist and tender.
  • Option 1: You can thicken the curry chicken gravy with bread crumbs or cornstarch. I prefer to thicken the gravy by using evaporation.
  • Option 2: Remove the chicken from the skillet and place in a bowl.
  • Turn up the fire to high and allow gravy to boil. Using a spoon, stir the gravy slowly and pay close attention to the consistency of the stew, Turn off the stove when it becomes thick enough.
  • Then add curry chicken back to the stew.
  • Your food is ready!