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Ja Rule is breaking the incarceration code of silence … revealing something only the people inside his penitentiary have known about … HIS SECRET RECIPE FOR PRISON CHICKEN CURRY!!

The rapper — who recently told us that he cooked like a maniac during his 2-year stint at Ray Brook Federal Prison — appeared on “our sources Live” moments ago and explained how he transitioned into a locked up Chef Boyardee.

So, if you plan on doing time in the near future, listen up … “cause Ja has the PERFECT recipe to slam together a nice chicken dish in the comfort of your own cell.

… and it actually sounds pretty damn good!!

Check out the clip.