Caribbean Curried Chicken
Caribbean Curried Chicken
Traditional Jamaican curry is made with scotch bonnet peppers and Jamaican curry powder. It's a bold, flavorful dish that's cooked slowly over low heat, allowing time for the spices to develop. It contains pieces of juicy chicken (usually thighs), along with carrots and potatoes.



  • 1 pack of chicken drumsticks (16-20oz)
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of black pepper 
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin
  • 1/2 tsp of garlic granules
  • 1/2 tsp of onion powder
  • 1/2  tsp of all purpose seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ginger 
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme 
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar 
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric 
  • 1 tbsp of curry powder 
  • 1 tbsp of green seasoning (optional)
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp of freshly chopped ginger 


  • 2 tbsp of olive oil (any preferred oil )
  • 1 1/2 tbsp  of curry powder
  • 100ml of coconut milk (1/4 can ) & 1/4 cup of water mixed
  • 1/2 cup of water (add in throughout cooking process)
  • 4-6 baby potato’s (cut into 4)
  • 2 medium carrots peeled & chopped evenly 
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves (chopped )
  • 1 whole scotch bonnet or 2 tsp of cayenne pepper seasoning
  • 3 sprigs of thyme ( alternatively use 1 tsp of dried thyme)
  • 4-6 pimento seeds
  • 1/2 tsp of honey (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp of mixed herbs 


  1. Place washed chicken into a clean bowl and season  with seasonings listed. Mix together and marinate overnight or a minimum of 1hr in the fridge.
  2. Pour 1 tbsp of olive oil into a frying pan and place on medium high heat. Once hot, add onions and garlic to brown for 2-3 mins.
  3. Add an additional 1 tbsp of curry powder, 1 tbsp of olive oil and the chicken to the pan until it is brown on both sides (around 10 mins).
  4. Add coconut milk & water mix. Now add baby potatoes, carrots, pimento seeds, whole scotch bonnet (be careful not to pierce), thyme and a 1/2 cup of water.  Also add an additional 1 tbsp of curry powder.
  5. Here is where you add a touch of honey (optional).
  6. Now, Cook and simmer for an additional 25-40 mins - (until chicken is cooked through).
  7. Mix well and serve with rice, vegetable, roti or whatever you like.
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