Healthy Meal Prep
Instant Pot(R) Jamaican Chicken Curry Recipe

Instant Pot® Jamaican Chicken Curry


This wonderful Jamaican chicken curry with potatoes and carrots is quick and easy to make in your Instant Pot(R).


  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons Jamaican curry powder
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground thyme
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 3 pieces each
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 pound baby carrots
  • 3 cups steamed basmati rice (Optional)


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Heat ghee. Add onion and cook until starting to turn clear, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, until garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in Jamaican curry powder, jalapeno, thyme, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  2. Pour in 1/4 cup of chicken broth, scraping off the browned bits from the bottom of the inner pot. Add chicken pieces, potatoes, and carrots; stir until well coated with the spices and seasonings. Pour in remaining chicken broth. Close and lock the lid.
  3. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 6 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions for 10 minutes. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Serve over steamed rice.

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Nutritional Information

Instant Pot® Jamaican Chicken Curry

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 329.8
% Daily Value *
protein: 44 %
carbohydrates: 7 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 20 %
fat: 26 %
saturated fat: 30 %
cholesterol: 28 %
vitamin a iu: 212 %
niacin equivalents: 79 %
vitamin b6: 38 %
vitamin c: 32 %
folate: 11 %
calcium: 6 %
iron: 17 %
magnesium: 18 %
potassium: 20 %
sodium: 22 %
thiamin: 16 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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