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Trinidadian Style Curry Chicken

Trinidadian Style Curry Chicken

  • Author: Kirsten
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinners
  • Method: One Pan
  • Cuisine: Trinidadian


This Trinidadian style curry chicken uses homemade green seasoning to make a flavorful curry paste. A traditional Trinidad recipe, this meal is easy and delicious!


  • 1 cup white onion, roughly chopped (approx. 1 medium)
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 habanero or scotch bonnet pepper, seeds removed for less spice
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or water


  • Add onion, ginger, garlic, cilantro, and pepper to a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. Add curry powder and salt to the food processor and run on high until well combined and a curry paste is formed. In a medium mixing bowl, coat the chicken thighs evenly with the curry paste. You can let this marinade for an hour, or cook immediately.
  • Heat a deep non-stick skillet on medium heat and add olive oil. Add the chicken and all of the curry paste to the skillet. Let the chicken sear on each side, approximately 3 to 5 minutes per side. Add chicken or water to the skillet to deglaze the pan and use a wooden spoon to remove any brown bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and let the sauce simmer down until the chicken is cooked through, approximately 5-10 minutes. You chicken is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165F and its juices run clear. Serve over a bed of rice or with roti. Enjoy!


  • This is great the next day! Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 to 5 days and microwave to reheat.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of yield
  • Calories: 180
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 373mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg

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