Jamaican Curry Chicken Feet Recipe

Jamaican Curry Chicken Feet Recipe

Learn how to cook Curry Chicken feet with our Jamaican curry chicken feet recipe. This uncommon but tasty dish is one that you should try if you want to try something new. Not the most popular dish but this recipe is packed with flavour as much as any other Jamaican cuisines.

Chicken feet may turn some people off. But it is just another part of the chicken. If may take a little longer to cook than if you curry other parts of the chicken, but it taste just as great. And in my opinion it taste even better.

What I love most about the chicken feet, is the gummy sauce that it produce. Infuse with all the flavours of the pimento, ginger, scotch bonnet, thyme and when the feet are cooked when the meat just falls right of the bone.

The best way to get the chicken feet done well is to pressure cook it. Chicken feet are harder than all other parts of the chicken and it takes longer to cook. Using a pressure cooker will reduce the cooking time and get the job done right.

Chicken feet recipe

If you never had curry chicken feet before, give the recipe below a try, then come back and tell me what you think in the comment section.

Delicious Jamaican curry chicken recipe

Jamaican Curry Chicken Feet Recipe

Khaydean Powell
Try something new with the Jamaican Chicken feet Recipe. This tasty recipe will change your mind about eating chicken feet if you are sceptical about trying it.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 210 kcal


  • 2 lb. Chicken Feet
  • 1 tbsp Curry Powder You can also use timeric, which I have been using in all my curry dish lately.
  • 3 Cloves garlic Crushed or chopped
  • 1 Medium Onion Chopped
  • 2 Sprig Thyme Or 1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1 Stalk of Scallion
  • 1/2 Scotch bonnet pepper De-seeded
  • 6 Pimento berries (allspice)
  • Small piece of ginger
  • 1 Medium carrot Diced 
  • 1 tsp All-purpose or Chicken seasioning
  • 1 tsp Salt Salt to your taste with more or less salt
  • 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • Water

To water to chicken feet

  • Water
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar To water to chicken feet
  • 1 Lime or lemon  To water to chicken feet


Clean & Season

  • Carefully skinned and removed any visible fat then washed in some water with the vinegar and lime juice then drained.
  • In a kitchen bowl, season the chicken feet with the chopped onion, crushed garlic, ginger, scallion, thyme, scotch bonnet pepper, pimento berries, the all-purpose seasoning salt 1/4 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp of curry powder.
  • Combine the seasoning and chicken and put to marinate for 30 minutes. 

Cooking Method

  • In a pot pour the cooking oil, rest of the curry powder, bay leave and put to heat on medium fire. As soon as the curry powder starts to go dark add the marinated chicken feet and stir.
  • Cook for about 3 minutes until the muscles in the feet to contract, making sure to stir the pot so that all the chicken can get cooked. (You may have to add about a half a ounce of water at this point to prevent burning) 
  • Add the diced carrot and stir. 
  • Add enough water to cover to meat in the pot and the rest of the salt taste. Cover and leave to cook for 30-45 minutes, unit the feet cook and the water is reduced to gravy.


Curry chicken feet have a gummy like sauce/gravy the same way cow foot stew does. 
The perfect side dish for Jamaican curry chicken feet is any rice dish.
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If you tried this Jamaican curry chicken feet recipe please let us now in the comments. If it was your first time having it, sharing your thoughts on it.

Khaydean Powell

My name is Khaydean and I am the founder of Jamaican foods and recipes. I am a food enthusiast and I am here sharing with you my love for food. Born Jamaican living in the UK and wants the world to learn about Jamaica's culinary culture.

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  1. Marcia Morgan

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