Mel B grandmother’s Caribbean chicken curry with rice and peas recipe on Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast

Jamie Oliver and former Spice Girl Mel B served up a tasty Caribbean chicken curry with rice, peas, plantain and slaw using a recipe by Mel B’s grandmother Iris on Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast.

The ingredients are: 6 free-range chicken thighs , skin on, bone in, 2 limes, 2 tablespoons Jamaican curry powder, 3 tablespoons soft brown sugar, coconut oil, 1 large sweet potato, 1 carrot, 1 large onion, 1 green pepper, 1 red pepper, 2.5 cm piece of ginger, 5 cloves of garlic, 1 fresh bay leaf, ½ a stick of cinnamon, 3 teaspoons allspice, 2 teaspoons fennel seeds, 2 teaspoons turmeric, 1 litre organic chicken stock, 1 fresh Scotch bonnet, 2 ripe plantains and spring onions , to garnish, optional.

For the rice and Peas: 1 x 400g tin of kidney beans, 300 g basmati rice, ¼ of an onion, 1 clove of garlic, ¼ of a fresh green pepper, 30 g unsalted butter, a few sprigs of fresh thyme, 1 lime, 370 ml organic vegetable stock and a few sprigs of fresh parsley.

For the slaw: ¼ of a red cabbage, ¼ of a white cabbage, ¾ of a green pepper, ½ a red onion, 1 green eating apple, 1 bunch of fresh coriander , (30g), 1 heaped teaspoon Dijon mustard, extra virgin olive oil and white wine vinegar.




See Jamie’s recipes in his book titled: Jamie’s Friday Night Feast Cookbook available from Amazon now.

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