Jamaican Cuisine

Curry Chicken

Curry Chicken Recipe

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 6 tablespoons of Jamaican curry powder
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1.5 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 onion
  • 3 stalks scallion
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 hot peppers
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Dining Traditions



  • Table manners are relatively informal.
  • The more formal the occasion, the more strict the protocol.
  • When in doubt, watch what others are doing and emulate their behaviour.
  • Do not sit down until you are invited to and told where to sit.
  • Table manners are Continental -- the fork is held in the left hand and the knife in the right while eating.
  • Meals are often served buffet-style.
  • Do not begin eating until the host invites you to start.
  • When not eating, it is acceptable to keep your hands in your lap.
  • Try everything since it demonstrates graciousness.
  • Always use utensils to eat.
  • It is considered polite to finish everything on your plate.
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Foods Associated With The Region

  • Jerk Chicken
  • Curry Chicken
  • Plantain Chips
  • Jamaican Patties
  • Curried Goat

Region Of The World Where The Cuisine Originated

  • Curry originated on the Indian subcontinent, but was carried by emigrants and traders to other Asian countries and later to Europe, South Africa and the Caribbean,