Jamaican Curry Chicken and Coconut Rice (Instant Pot)

Jamaican Curry Chicken and Coconut Rice (Instant Pot). Tender, shredded chicken seasoned with curry and all spice, and served over coconut rice. Easy to make and full of amazing flavors.

Jamaican Curry Chicken and Coconut Rice (Instant Pot). Tender, shredded chicken seasoned with curry and all spice, and served over coconut rice. Easy to make and full of amazing flavors.

My husband and I went to Jamaica for our honeymoon. We liked it so much that we went back three more times after that. The people are friendly, the island is BEAUTIFUL (see pic below from our last trip), and the food is amazing.

Jamaica Beach.

I’ve had Jamaica on my mind a lot recently. I want to go back right now. Sitting on the beach with a Jamaican Smile in my hand sounds perfect! A trip back is not in the cards for the immediate future. BUT, I can bring a little taste of Jamaica to my kitchen.

Jamaican Curry Chicken and Coconut Rice (Instant Pot). Tender, shredded chicken seasoned with curry and all spice, and served over coconut rice. Easy to make and full of amazing flavors.

The first thing that pops into my mind when I think of Jamaican food is jerk chicken. That stuff is good. But there are quite a few other delicious things, such as Jamaican curry. I wasn’t quite sure what was in Jamaican curry, so I had to do a bit of research. I found this article that does a great job of summing it up.

Jamaican Curry Chicken and Coconut Rice (Instant Pot). Tender, shredded chicken seasoned with curry and all spice, and served over coconut rice. Easy to make and full of amazing flavors.

I used the information I read in that article, along with my memories of food from our trips to come up with a Jamaican curry recipe. I put it on some chicken, threw it in my Instant Pot, and served it over some coconut rice. I’m not sure if this recipe qualifies as legit Jamaican food, but it turned out pretty darn delicious, and everyone in my house was full and happy after eating it!

Jamaican Curry Chicken and Coconut Rice (Instant Pot). Tender, shredded chicken seasoned with curry and all spice, and served over coconut rice. Easy to make and full of amazing flavors.

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Jamaican Curry Chicken and Coconut Rice (Instant Pot). Tender, shredded chicken seasoned with curry and all spice, and served over coconut rice. Easy to make and full of amazing flavors.
Jamaican Curry Chicken and Coconut Rice (Instant Pot)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Tender, shredded chicken seasoned with curry and all spice, and served over coconut rice. Easy to make and full of amazing flavors.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Jamaican
Keyword: Jamaican Curry Chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 502 kcal
Ingredients
Chicken
  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon all spice
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
Rice
  • 1 1/2 cups rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1, 13.6 ounce can coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions
Chicken
  1. Heat olive oil in Instant Pot on saute mode. Add onion and green pepper. Saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Remove from pot and set aside. Turn off heat.
  2. Add curry powder and cumin to pot. Stir for about 30 seconds (pot will still be hot and spices will become fragrant). Then, stir in thyme, garlic, salt, lime juice, chili powder, all spice, and chicken broth.
  3. Add chicken to pot. If you don't mind the vegetables being very soft, you can stir them in at this point as well. However, if you don't want them too soft, wait and stir them in after the chicken is cooked. Cover and cook on high for 11 minutes. Let natural release for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove chicken and shred with two forks. Return to pot and stir peppers and onions if you haven't already done so.
Rice
  1. In a medium sized pot, bring water, coconut milk and salt to a boil. Once boiling in stir in rice, cover, and reduce to simmer. Let simmer for 15 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.
  2. Serve chicken over rice.
Nutrition Facts
Jamaican Curry Chicken and Coconut Rice (Instant Pot)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 502 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 842mg 35%
Potassium 785mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 3.5%
Vitamin C 31.7%
Calcium 5.6%
Iron 16.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Jamaican Curry Chicken and Coconut Rice (Instant Pot). Tender, shredded chicken seasoned with curry and all spice, and served over coconut rice. Easy to make and full of amazing flavors.

If you enjoyed this Jamaican Curry Chicken and Coconut Rice, you should check out these other SugarSpicesLife recipes:

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Wasabi Teriyaki Chicken and Rice (Instant Pot or Stove Top)
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