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

  • Freezable

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

    ol-iv oyl

    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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28th Jan, 2011
We made this tonight and we found it really bland and boring. We won"t be making it again.
12th Jan, 2011
Pretty much average dish.. didnt really taste of anything.. kinda like a very poor chilli. wouldnt bother again
24th Dec, 2010
very tasty, quick and easy to make :)
20th Oct, 2010
This recipe was ok, i agree with the majority in that it was quite bland, i added extra jerk seasoning and chilli powder to give it a bit more of a kick. It was nice but won't be a regular on my menu.
8th Oct, 2010
Really yummy. Increased the spices, used a little chilli flakes as well and added more jerk seasoning. Freezes really well too, so I always make extra to stick in the freezer for midweek.
20th Sep, 2010
I was not a fan of this dish, i thought it would be bursting with flavour, but was actually pretty bland. I did use the jerk seasoning but if made again I would use the jerk paste
19th Sep, 2010
Forgot to rate and also to say I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of drumsticks which were really tasty.
19th Sep, 2010
I agree with everyone else that it was quite bland, I used the Schwartz seasoning that was recommended so next time I will either use a lot more, find a better and more authentic seasoning or paste, or learn to make my own. Liked the idea of it though and it went well with coconut rice
19th Sep, 2010
Definitely a dish for the mother-in-law. After sampling this she won't be in a hurry to come to dinner again ! Very ordinary..lacks flavour.
12th May, 2010
spot on dish but i added more seasoning nice and spicy


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