Instant Pot Jamaican Chicken Curry
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Instant Pot Jamaican Curry Chicken

Use your Instant Pot or pressure cooker to make this amazing recipe for Jamaican Curry Chicken Spicy, authentic, and finished in just 20 minutes! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: Jamaican
Keyword: Chicken Curry Recipe, Jamaican Curry Chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre




  • Heat the Instant Pot on Sauté and once it is hot, add the oil. When the oil is hot, add ginger and garlic, and stir, 20 seconds.
  • Add chopped onion and mix well, 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the Jamaican curry powder, the sliced scotch bonnet pepper, thyme, salt and allspice and mix well. All the heat in this recipe comes from the Scotch bonnet so reduce this if you need it less spicy.
  • At this point, if you have any browning or sticking that has occurred, use 1/4-1/3 cup of water to deglaze, scraping well, and allowing the water to evaporate.
  • Add chicken, potato, and 1 cup of water and set your Instant Pot to cook on high pressure for 6 minutes. If you are NOT using potatoes, reduce water to 1/2 cup.
  • Allow the pot to sit undisturbed for 10 minutes and then release all remaining pressure. Stir and serve.


  • Omitting Potato reduces carbs by 6 gms per serving
  • Serve with Rice to cut down on the spice
  • Peppers are good for you! If you make this recipe, tag me on IG and use the hashtag #TrustUrvashi so I can see!


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g