Chicken Curry Guyanese Recipe: 7 Easy Making Ways

Chicken Curry Guyanese Recipe Is Made With Rice, Curry Powder, and Chicken. Making a Guyanese chicken curry recipe is simple and doesn’t require many ingredients to whip up.

The most important thing is the curry powder which can be made at home or bought in a store. The Guyanese curried chicken with rice dish is usually served with bread or rotis (flatbread) and a vegetable dish like cabbage salad.

I’ve been making Guyanese chicken curry for many years, and it is always a crowd-pleaser. I love this dish because it can be made quickly and tastes great! Guyanese food has a lot of hot pepper, so this dish has just the right amount of kick.

Chicken Curry Guyanese Recipe
Chicken Curry Guyanese Recipe

How To Make Chicken Curry Guyanese Recipe?


  • 3 lb Chicken, cut into halves, drumsticks, and thighs.
  • 1 onion Salad
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


Step 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2. Rinse the chicken pieces and pat dry with paper towels. Place in a bowl, sprinkle with salt and rub it well. Leave for 15 minutes.

Step 3. Place a large Dutch oven on the stove over medium heat, add the oil and when hot, add curry powder, stir for about 30 seconds or until fragrant, then add onion, garlic, and ginger. Saute for about 5 minutes or until the onion is soft and translucent.

Step 4. Add tomatoes and stir for 10 minutes or until the tomatoes break down and form a sauce.

Step 5. Add chicken, and stir to coat the chicken with the curry powder mixture. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, cook for about 30 minutes stirring every 10 minutes or until the juices run clear when you pierce a thigh with a fork, or it reaches an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.

Step 6. While the chicken is cooking, make the rice. In a large pot, bring water to a boil and salt it to taste. Add rice and cook until tender but still firm (about 15-20 minutes).

Step 7. Place the sauce in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth when the curry is done. Purée with chicken, stirring to combine well.

Step 8. To serve rice, place 1 cup of rice in each bowl and then place half of the chicken and sauce mixture on top (as much as desired). Garnish with a little parsley.

Step 9. Enjoy!

Nutrition Fact Of Chicken Curry Guyanese Recipe

Nutrition Facts  for 1 serving (5 servings)

Saturated Fat2.6g
Sugar3.9g  Cholesterol174mg

7 Easy Making Ways To Chicken Curry Guyanese Recipe

1. Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

 To cook chicken curry in a slow cooker, place chicken, onions, tomatoes, garlic, and ginger in the pot. Then add salt and pepper to taste and 1 tablespoon of curry powder. Cover with lid and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until chicken is tender. Add some water if needed. 

2. Grilled Chicken Curry

If you have a BBQ grill, you can grill chicken instead of baking it. It gives the chicken a smoky flavor that compliments the spicy curry flavor. 

3. Chicken Curry Recipe With Coconut Milk

For a richer taste of your chicken curry, you can use coconut milk instead of water in step 6. This can be done if you do not have a blender or processor to purée the sauce. 

3. Coconut Water Curry 

To give your chicken curry a unique taste, try using coconut water instead of regular water. The refreshing taste of coconut adds freshness to this meal.

4. Healthier Chicken Curry

If you are looking for a healthy change to chicken curry, consider making it with low-fat yogurt or greek yogurt (preferably). Also, use only soft fat cream cheese in step 4.

5. Chicken Curry Recipe With Green Olives  

Instead of using regular olives, try green ones in your curry and save on sodium. Just discards the black seeds in them and drink the rest of the olive juice. 

6. Chicken Curry Recipe With Lime Juice 

Adding some lime juice to your chicken curry will give the dish a fresh taste and add a little bit of tanginess. 

7. Chicken Curry Recipe With Coconut Milk 

Another way to add richness to your chicken curry is by adding coconut milk. The two ingredients work well together, giving you a satisfying meal at its end. 

Does Guyanese Say Chicken Curry Or Chicken Curry?

I see two ways to say it, chicken curry and chicken curry. I was just curious if there was a difference in how they say it. I am Guyanese but live in the United States and haven’t been to St. Vincent in over 20 years, so I’m not sure. 

Chicken curry, as in a chicken dish, and chicken curry are two different things. The word curry is used to describe dishes prepared in India and Pakistan. Chicken Curry refers to the Guyanese curried chicken, a dish similar to Indian curried chicken but without coconut milk. 


I hope you enjoy this delicious chicken curry recipe. If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments below.

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