If you can't go to Jamaica, why not bring Jamaica to you with this lively chicken dish! Jamaican curry usually contains allspice, so look for a blend that has it, or make your own. Even with potatoes in the dish, steamed basmati rice is a great add-on, but feel free to leave it out, or use cauli rice to cut back on the carbs.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
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50 mins
15 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Heat ghee. Add onion and cook until starting to turn clear, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, until garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in Jamaican curry powder, jalapeno, thyme, salt, and pepper until well combined.

  • Pour in 1/4 cup of chicken broth, scraping off the browned bits from the bottom of the inner pot. Add chicken pieces, potatoes, and carrots; stir until well coated with the spices and seasonings. Pour in remaining chicken broth. Close and lock the lid.

  • Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 6 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions for 10 minutes. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Serve over steamed rice.

Cook's Note:

Curry from the island adds heat in the pepper selected for the dish. We like mild-flavored curry, so I used a sliced, seeded jalapeno. If you have a more adventurous palate, choose a serrano pepper or even a Scotch Bonnet, for the truly brave!

Nutrition Facts

330 calories; protein 22g; carbohydrates 22.7g; fat 16.7g; cholesterol 83.6mg; sodium 542.4mg. Full Nutrition