3 Differences Between Curry Goat and Chicken

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If you’re looking for a deliciously spicy dish that can come in several different varieties, curry is definitely the way to go. Not only can you vary in your choice of sauce, seasonings, side dishes, and toppings, but you also have the option to choose from different meats for your curry. Some popular Jamaican dishes include Jamaican curry goat and curry chicken. While both can be equally tasty, it’s important to note some key differences when deciding which curry to order.

3 Differences Between Curry Goat and Chicken

  • Meat: While this is an obvious difference between curry goat and curry chicken, it’s one that is important to note. Goat meat is often considered to be healthier than chicken or other meat options. And usually, goat can have a slightly sweet flavor and is great to use in many different dishes. Chicken, on the other hand, has a neutral taste that makes it easy to pair with flavor-heavy sauces and seasonings.
  •  Cooking time: Another difference is the amount of time it takes to cook the different meats. Curry made with chicken can usually be cooked in under an hour. Goat meat, though, takes much longer, and curry goat typically takes over two and a half hours to make.
  • Bones: If bones are a deterring factor for you, then this will definitely make your decision. Curry that has chicken often has the option to use a boneless chicken or leave the bones in. On the other hand, goat curry (usually) keeps the bones in to maximize flavor.

If you need more help with making your decision, come try our curry and other Jamaican foods at Caribbean Hut today!