Jamaican Chicken Curry

This easy Jamaican Chicken Curry recipe comes together quickly for a weeknight meal. It’s chock-full of healthy ingredients like peas, carrots and coconut milk. It also has a nice bit of spice, thanks to some cumin, cayenne pepper and of course a good heaping serving of Jamaican curry powder.

If you’re short on time, this makes a great weeknight meal. In fact, it can be made in roughly 30-45 minutes once you have all your ingredients in place.

Jamaican Chicken Curry Recipe

Easy Jamaican Chicken Curry

Recipe by Jason Hill – CookingSessions.com
This easy Jamaican Chicken Curry recipe comes together quickly for a weeknight meal. It's chock-full of healthy ingredients like peas, carrots and coconut milk. It also has a nice bit of spice, thanks to some cumin, cayenne pepper and of course a good heaping serving of Jamaican curry powder. 
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts cut into pieces
  • 5 carrots sliced on bias
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3-4 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 2-3 cups peas
  • 14 oz. unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 cup organic chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Brown the chicken and then set aside on a serving platter.
  • Reduce heat to medium and cook the onions, garlic, cumin, curry, thyme, and 1/2 cup water and season with salt.
  • Stir until onion has softened, about 3 minutes or so.
  • Next, add the reserved chicken and its juices along with the carrots, coconut milk, 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer until the chicken and carrots are cooked, about another 10 minutes or so.
  • Remove from heat and stir in peas. Serve curry over rice.
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AboutJason Hill

Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I graduated from culinary school in 1998, and gained my experience working the lines in Southern California. I launched my cooking videos in 2007. I love sharing quick and easy recipes that get people back in the kitchen.

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