If you’ve been dreaming of a Caribbean vacation, why not take a trip to the tropical island of Jamaica for the night with one of these curry chicken recipes? The next time you are looking to cater for your family and friends with a unique and flavorful main course, try one of these ten Jamaican curry chicken recipes below, which are guaranteed to be a big hit with everyone who tries them!
1. Classic Jamaican Curry Chicken
Whether you’ve cooked Jamaican curry chicken before or not, you’ll love this classic recipe from Scrambled Chefs. If you are more familiar with cooking Indian or Asian curries, you’ll enjoy the blend of Caribbean flavors in this curry. With just thirty minutes needed to prepare this dinner, it’s great for a quick and easy weekend meal. The recipe is packed with fresh vegetables and just enough spice to make this dish suitable for kids and teens as well.
2. Jamaican Chicken and Potato Curry
Potato is a great addition to any curry and creates a rich and tasty dish that will satisfy all of your hungry family members. To add the Jamaican taste to this dish from Food & Wine, you’ll use a Jamaican curry powder, which is a blend of cumin, turmeric, mustard seeds, coriander, allspice, and a few other flavorful seasonings. You’ll only need to spend twenty minutes prepping this dish to create enough curry to serve four to six diners.
3. Slow Cooker Chicken Curry
If you’ve been reading the site for a while, you’ll know how much I love the slow cooker. This recipe from African Bites offers a one-pot meal that requires minimal hands-on prep time or washing up time after serving. Everyone will love this creamy curry chicken, which requires Jamaican curry powder and uses plenty of vegetables for a rich and hearty dish. This curry has the typical bright yellow color of Jamaican curry, thanks to the turmeric in the spice mix.
4. Jamaican Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry
Taste shares this delicious curry that will be perfect for a quick yet filling midweek meal. You’ll use chicken and sweet potato as the main ingredients in this curry, which will be covered in the creamy and spicy sauce. For a complete meal, Jamaican curry chicken is always best served over a plate of rice. To garnish this dish, add lime, green shallots, or micro herbs before serving for a flawless finish.
5. Jamaican Curry Chicken Stew with Rum and Mango
The addition of rum and mango to this Jamaican curry chicken from Panning The Globe really helps to set it apart from other recipes. You’ll combine chicken thighs, butternut squash, and carrots for a rich and substantial meal that your whole family will love. These ingredients are simmered in a sauce of coconut milk and curry spices which are served with rum mango. It’s a great stew to enjoy at any point of the year and will be a warming dish to serve on a cold winter’s night.
6. Air Fryer Jamaican Style Curry Chicken
If you love using your Air Fryer, you’ll enjoy making this Jamaican style curry chicken from Real Food with Sarah. In just thirty minutes, you’ll create a flavorful chicken dish that is best served with fresh vegetables and rice for a complete meal. The curry powder in this dish can either be a store-bought one, or you could make your own from scratch if you are feeling more creative.
7. Low Carb Jamaican Curry Chicken
Just because you are following a low carb diet, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on curry night. Meal Garden offers us this low carb recipe that uses just six ingredients and can be served with the side of your choice. To make this curry, you’ll simply combine chicken legs, curry powder, sea salt, green onion, white onion, and thyme for a flavor-packed dish that comes in at under 200 calories per serving.
8. Instant Pot Jamaican Curry Chicken and Coconut Rice
Sugar Spices Life shares this Instant Pot recipe which creates the most delicious Jamaican curry chicken that is served with coconut rice. Coconut rice is my favorite type of rice to serve with any curry and adds a tropical side to any dish. You’ll need just ten minutes to prep this curry and then twenty minutes to cook everything in your Instant Pot before serving. If you’ve tried coconut rice in restaurants before, you may think that it would be difficult to make, so you’ll be surprised to learn you need just rice, coconut milk, water, and salt to create this side dish.
9. Spicy Jamaican Curry Chicken
For anyone who loves a hot and spicy curry, check out this recipe from Pepper Scale. To make this extra spicy dish you’ll use Scotch bonnets, which are just as spicy as habanero peppers! This dish can be customized to your tastes, and you can reduce or eliminate the chili peppers if you think it will be too much for you to handle! Alternatively, you can swap the chili peppers for jalapeño peppers or something a little milder to create a dish that everyone can enjoy.
10. Jamaican Brown Chicken Stew
During the winter when you want a warming dinner, try out this Jamaican brown chicken stew from The Happy Foodie. It combines curry powder and Scotch bonnet chili pepper to create a hot dish that follows the traditional Jamaican curry style. This recipe would be best served over a plate of coconut rice or can be served alone if you are looking to enjoy a lighter dinner. In under forty minutes, you’ll be able to prep and cook this dinner, which will give you four substantial portions to serve to your family.
Next time you are preparing for a curry night with your family and friends, opt for a Jamaican curry chicken dish instead of your regular go-to curry. Your dinner guests will be impressed by your inventive cooking skills, yet you won’t spend any longer in the kitchen than usual preparing your dinner!