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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.
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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Jamaican
Keyword: Jamaican Curry Chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 502kcal

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remove chicken and shred with two forks. Return to pot and stir peppers and onions if you haven't already done so.

Rice

  • 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.
  • Serve chicken over rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 842mg | Potassium: 785mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 26.2mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2.9mg