Jerk chicken curry with beans

Jerk chicken curry with beans

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(38 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
With this much flavour, you'll be surprised at how few ingredients this simple curry contains

Nutrition and extra info

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Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal438
  • fat19g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre0g
  • protein45g
  • salt1.68g
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  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 4 tsp jerk seasoning (we used Schwartz)
  • 4 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 red onions, sliced
  • small bunch coriander, stalks finely chopped, leaves reserved
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 410g can kidney bean, drained
    Kidney beans scattered on a white surface

    Kidney beans

    kid-nee beenz

    Native to the Americas, kidney beans are so called because of their shape and come in very…


  1. Toss chicken in 1 tsp jerk seasoning and a little salt and pepper. Heat half the oil in a large frying pan, quickly brown the chicken, then remove. Tip in the remaining oil, onions and coriander stalks, then soften for 5 mins, stirring in the remaining jerk seasoning for the final min.

  2. Return the drumsticks to the pan, pour over the tomatoes, then bring to a simmer. Cover, then cook for 20 mins. Remove the lid, stir in the beans, then cook for 10 mins more. Scatter with coriander and serve with rice.

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29th Jan, 2012
very tasty, I added fresh lime juice, fresh chillies and added lime juice to the water i cooked the rice in...
9th Oct, 2011
I used cubed chicken breast and added some cubed sweet potato! I am asked to make this dish alot!! Big hit!
20th Sep, 2011
Made this last night with a few changes. We are vegetarian so substituted quorn fillets for the chicken. Instead of 2 tins of tomatoes I used 1 tin of tomatoes and 400 ml of Vegetable stock and finally did not have red onions so used white. It tasted really good. Everyone enjoyed it.
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7th Jul, 2011
very tasty, added smoked paprika, and used chicken legs. Towards the end i removed the chicken and put it under the grill, to crisp up the skin a bit.
31st May, 2011
I used marinade and left it overnight I definately would recommend using that instead of seasoning
31st May, 2011
Full of flavour and very straight forward to make. Although I found the chicken needed abit more time to cook than recommended. happy faces were all round especially when they found out there was leftovers! :)
17th May, 2011
I serve the above on a bed of basmati rice. never used the tomatoes and beans though.
6th May, 2011
I agree with some of the other posts about the Shwartz seasoning - I was cooking this for 3 people and put about twice the amount of seasoning in the recipe but it still lacked flavour and spice. I will make it again but I'll make an effort to find a more authentic jerk seasoning or paste.
28th Feb, 2011
I made this last night using chicken breast and added a yellow pepper that was lurking at the bottom of the fridge, was quite tasty but not exactly what I would describe as a curry!
12th Feb, 2011
This one is quick, easy and ok. I'd definately use diced breast and jerk marinade if I were to do it again (which I probably will).


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