Chicken One Pot Curry for Caribbean Food Week

August 24, 2015
Chicken one pot curry

Chicken one pot curry is an easy and delicious meal. It is full of flavour and the whole family will love it.

Did you know this week, 24th August – 31st August, is Caribbean Food Week? In the run up to the Notting Hill Carnival Grace Foods UK are giving everyone the chance to enjoy the taste of the Caribbean.

To celebrate Caribbean Food Week there is a national sampling campaign alongside in-store promotional offers. Pop into Asda, Morrisons, Sainsburys and Tesco to find offers on leading Caribbean products like chilli sauce, coconut milk, spices and seasonings, coconut water, aloe vera drinks and tropical juices.

To help me celebrate Caribbean I was sent some Caribbean ingredients and challenged to come up with a recipe. One of our families favourite recipes is jerk chicken so I was happy to try some more Caribbean recipes.

Chicken One Pot Curry

Caribbean ingredients

Caribbean food is full of flavour full of spice and exotic fruit and vegetables. The hamper of ingredients I was sent included seasonings and spices like hot and spicy chicken fry mix, hot curry powder, ginger, garlic and pimento seasoning. There was also a tin of coconut milk and ackees as well as some drinks, ginger beer and aloe refresh and a packet of cock flavour soup mix, which is a spicy chicken noodle soup.

There was a recipe on the back of the packet for Chicken One Pot Curry which I decided to try.

Caribbean Food Week

Making chicken one pot curry

I had to adapted the recipe a little as I wasn’t sure where I could get some of the ingredients. It called for a cho cho, yellow yam and escallions. I used a sweet potato which I believe is a yam. For the cho cho I used butternut squash which seems similar. For the escallions I used spring onions and instead of a carrot I used a red pepper. I also changed the spices a little bit, the recipe used fresh ginger and pimento seeds but I used a tablespoon of the ginger, garlic and pimento seasoning instead.

Chicken one pot curryThe curry recipe also called for the addition of spinners. These are small balls made from a dough of flour and water which are dropped into the curry and cooked in the sauce. They are a little bit like dumplings. I wasn’t at all sure how these would work but they actually absorb all the flavour of the curry and add extra flavour to the dish.

The curry was lovely, full of flavour and not overpoweringly spicy. It made a delicious evening meal.

Chicken One Pot CurryThe chicken one pot curry is an ideal mid week dinner, it adds a touch of the exotic to your evening. It is easy to make, once the ingredients are in the pan it just needs to be left to simmer until it is ready to serve. The addition of the soup into the gravy thickens the sauce and makes it exactly the right consistency.

Chicken One Pot Curry Recipe

Chicken One Pot Curry

Servings 4
Author Alison


  • 3 chicken breasts
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ black pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic ginger, pimento seasoning
  • 3 spring onions
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 red pepper
  • 450 g sweet potato
  • 225 g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • ½ litre boiling water
  • 1 packet cock flavour soup


  • Chop the chicken into bite size pieces and rinse with the vinegar.
  • Drain and season with salt and pepper
  • Peel and chop the vegetables into small pieces
  • Combine the flour with water until a smooth dough is formed.
  • Heat some oil in a pan and add the curry powder and garlic, ginger and pimento seasoning.
  • Add the chicken and stir well
  • Add the vegetables, boling water and soup.
  • Shape the dough into small balls and add to the mixture
  • Simmer gently for around forty minutes until cooked

I am looking forward to trying a couple more Caribbean recipes this week and finding out exactly what ackees are. Have you ever tried Caribbean food? What is your favourite recipe?

For more spicy chicken recipes why not try these Harissa kebabs?
Harissa kebabs

For another flavour filled one pot meal this Moroccan chicken is ideal, it can be made in the slow cooker so it is ready if you are out all day.
Moroccan chicken

I was sent a hamper of Caribbean food in order to try some recipes.

11 responses to “Chicken One Pot Curry for Caribbean Food Week”

  1. How did I not know it was Caribbean food week? This is taking me back to Jamaica. I miss the food I ate there.

  2. I didn’t realise it was Caribbean Food Week but I’d happily have some of that one pot curry to celebrate!

  3. Love the sound of the spinners – might have to try those. I’ve made a few Jamaican dishes over on my blog – Callalloo Rolls was the most exotic (

  4. Your one pot curry looks delicious, love the sound of sweet potato & butternut squash with the chicken. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. Chris says:

    What’s not to love with this chicken one pot curry. Lovely! Thanks for joining bloggers around the world.

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