Monday, December 19, 2011
My husband's a big meat eater. His favorite is chicken. It's not my favorite. I don't like meat. Much. I think bacon is my gateway meat. To ribs. To lamb. Ok back to the chicken. I'm looking for recipes for chicken that make both of us happy. He loves chicken. I like finding more ways I can enjoy it to. So when I stumbled upon the recipe for Jamaican Curry Chicken I knew I had to try it. I love curry and was curious to try the Jamaicans take on curry. The chicken came out so very flavorful. And it smelled fantastic while cooking. The combo of the various spices was fantastic. I highly recommend it.
Jamaican Chicken Curry
adapted from That's so Yummy)
Jamaican Curry Chicken
1 chicken (about 3 lbs)
1.5 tablespoon Vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 Scallions, chopped
3 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped
3-4 tablespoon Jamaican curry powder
1 tablespoon allspice
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups water
2 teaspoon pepper
1 small-sized potato, diced
**Boiled Dumpling recipe below
First start off by chopping up a whole chicken in small pieces. Dice green onions, garlic cloves, and a medium onion. Season the chicken with curry powder, allspice, black pepper, and salt. After add the diced green onions, chopped garlic cloves, onion, thyme, and scotch bonnet pepper.
In a large pot, or dutch pan add vegetable oil and allow it to get hot. Once the oil is hot add the some of the chopped onion and garlic and brown.
Next, add the seasoned chicken in batches, cooking for 5-10 minutes, turning over once to cook the other side. When adding the chicken take out the thyme and scotch bonnet for later use.
Once all the chicken is browned add all the chicken again to the dutch pot along with the remaining onions, garlic, scallion, and scotch bonnet.
Add 2 cups of water to the pot, cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes.
As the chicken is simmering, peel and chop one small-sized potato. Add the potato to the pot and allow the potato to cook.
As the potato cook assemble the spinners to add to the chicken. If your asking yourself what spinners are they are little pieces of dough heaven.