Trinidadian Style Curry Chicken

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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!