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Jamaican Style Curry Chicken

Tender pieces of chicken breast cooked in a savory curry sauce.
Keyword curry, curry chicken, jamaican food
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Author natasha


  • 2 Large Chicken Breast with rib meat attached chopped
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1/2 a red bell pepper sliced
  • 1/2 a green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 small tomato chopped
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp of freshly grated ginger
  • 4 pimento seeds
  • 2 cloves of garlic sliced
  • 1 tbsp of Betapac curry powder
  • 1 tsp of smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of ground allspice
  • 1 tsp of chicken bullion
  • 1 large russet potato diced
  • 1 cup of water
  • Salt Pepper to taste
  • Coconut Oil for cooking


  • Wash and clean chicken, trimming any excess fat.
  • Dry chicken with a piece of paper towel.
  • Combine powder seasoning in a ramekin, mix thoroughly and pour over chicken. Do not season the chicken with the curry powder.
  • Mix the chicken with the seasonings and set aside.
  • Add coconut oil to a deep saute pan and coat the bottom of the pan with the oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add curry powder to the pan, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
  • Add chicken to the pan and allow it to brown for 3 minutes each side.
  • Once the chicken is brown, add vegetables to the pan and cover, allowing the vegetables to sweat and the chicken to produce natural liquid.
  • After 5 minutes, uncover the pan, and stir, adding a cup of water, thyme and pimento seeds to the chicken.
  • Stir and scrape the bottom of the pan to deglaze.
  • Allow chicken to cook for a total of 40 minutes until tender and sauce has thickened. Add potatoes and fresh ginger during the last 10 minutes of cooking.
  • Serve with roti or jasmine rice.