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Jamaican Curried Chicken

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Usually served with steamed rice and green bananas. There are many ways of making curried chicken. The main ingredient, curry powder, is a subtle blend of spices which greatly determines the taste of the finished dish. It is a good idea to experiment with different blends of curry powder.
Jamaican Curried Chicken

1 whole chicken 3-4 lbs.
2 limes
3 cloves garlic
2 stalks escallion
1/4 inch root ginger
1 1/2 tbsp. curry powder
a pinch of pimento
1 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. oil
2 cups water
3 medium potatoes

1 While frozen cut chicken in 1 1/2 to 2 inch serving pieces. (If cut when frozen, the bones will not splinter and will be better enjoyed at eating time.)

2 Juice limes in water; quickly wash chicken in the water and drain.

3 Blend garlic, escallion, and ginger, leave for 30 minutes.

4 Mix curry powder and a pinch of pimento with sugar and salt. Rub on chicken.Leave for a further hour.

5 Brown chicken in 2 tbsp. oil. Keep turning until curry powder is cooked. Add 2 cups of water and 3 medium potatoes cut in cubes. As soon as liquid starts boiling, turn down the heat and allow to simmer until chicken is cooked, approximately 20-30 minutes. Chicken should be tender.

6 Dress up curry chicken with accompaniments and serve with flair. The usual accompaniment is Mango Chutney, but slices of dried coconut without the dried skin, pineapple chunks, orange segments, ripe bananas, raisins, grated carrot, cucumber slices and yogurt, can be served.