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Easy Indian Chicken Curry

If you enjoy chicken and spicy food, you would love this delicious Chicken Curry. This is a really popular recipe of the Indian Cuisine and pairs deliciously with rice and naan.

August 22, 2021
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Chicken CurryPhoto By Petite Gourmets
Difficulty Easy
Servings 6 people
Preparation 20 mins
Cooking 40 mins
Total 60 mins

Chicken Curry Recipe Video



  1. Firstly, sprinkle some salt on the chicken breasts.
  2. Turn on the stove and heat oil on high flame. Now, cook the chicken parts in batches until it turns completely brown. Set the chicken breasts aside on a plate.
  3. Then, reduce the heat to medium and add ginger, onion, and garlic and stir them until the onions turn transparent. Cook it for around 8 minutes.
  4. Add Curry powder, coriander, cayenne, turmeric, and cumin along with a tablespoon of water into the onion mixture and stir everything for one minute.
  5. Add yogurt, tomatoes, and chopped cilantro to the mixture. Add the browned chicken breasts to the mixture and pour about half a cup of water, while bringing it to a boil. Now, sprinkle some garam masala and cilantro over the chicken.
  6. Cover the pan and stir it till the chicken breasts are no longer pink in the center. Cook for about 20 minutes. Finally, sprinkle with lemon juice and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Chicken Curry
Serves 6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 94.7 mg31.6%
Sodium 1370.4 mg59.6%
Potassium 699.4 mg14.9%
Protein 38.1 g76.2%
Total Fat 24.3 g31.2%
Total Fat 24.3 g31.2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Start preparing the chicken Curry by heating the spices in warm oil to unbind all the extraordinary flavors. Choose among cinnamon, clove, or cardamom for giving your dish a perfect base. Remember to use fresh spices for chicken Curry as doing that can help it get stored in the refrigerator for a longer period.
  • Most people think that chicken Curry isn't too healthy. However, to make it the healthiest Curry possible, soak some almonds in water and create a paste to add it to your Curry as it would help in boosting the circulation and fighting all the viruses while also making the dish tastier.
  • Alter the chicken Curry with a little garnish. You can toast some desiccated coconut or sesame seeds or sprinkle some pomegranate to add up a beautiful and creative decorative layer.
  • Your chicken Curry would surely have tomato in it. Hence, season it with little sugar to take away the acidic quotient from it.
  • Store the leftover chicken Curry in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep it nice and fresh and to use it for four to five days. Also, remember to prepare double batches of this recipe as the leftovers are much better in taste.
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Chicken Curry is an Indian dish that typically consists of some stewed chicken in onion and tomato-rich sauce and is further flavored with chili pepper, tomato puree, ginger & garlic paste, and a variety of spices including, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, etc. It has a rich, creamy and spicy flavor. Try this recipe now. Share this delicious recipe with your family and friends. Bon Appetit.

What Is Chicken Curry?

Chicken Curry or Murgh Kari is a North Indian dish where chicken pieces are nicely cooked and prepared in aromatic Curry sauce, seasoned with a plethora of spices, and then it is finished off with the richness of fresh cream and some cilantro for freshness and color.

Chicken Curry is among some of the most favorite dishes from India, Asia, and the Caribbean. Curries are super popular in India and Asia but the ever-growing Indian population in the world has made this recipe a major hit in almost all parts of the world.

You can serve it alongside some steamed rice or naan bread for soaking up all the creamy extra sauce. You're surely going to love this delicacy.

How To Cook Chicken Curry?

For cooking chicken Curry, first, blend all the spices and saute it with ginger, onion, and garlic in a pan. Then, add up some tomatoes and simmer for a minute. Now, blend everything in a grinder and season the sauce. Now, add up the chicken breasts and simmer it nicely until it is thoroughly cooked. Add the corn slurry to it to thicken the sauce. Stir the cream after adding it to the mixture and serve it fresh and warm with rice or Indian bread.

What To Serve With Chicken Curry?

Curry chicken is mostly served with steamed rice or naan bread. Other serving alternatives include quinoa, noodles, zoodles, cauliflower rice, etc. You can especially pair it with broccoli, bell peppers, and cauliflower.

Here are some our delicious recipes that you can serve with Curry Chicken:

How To Store Chicken Curry?

You can easily store the dish in an airtight container in the refrigerator for three to four days. If you want to reheat the chicken curry, you should consume it in 3 days. Pay attention to reheating the chicken dish only one time.

Recipe Variations

Some variations of this recipe are:

  • Spicy Malvani Chicken Curry: This particular recipe has a coconut base and is curated from the Malvani masala. This recipe is spicy and has originated from the Konkan region of Maharashtra.
  • Chicken Tikka Masala: This curd-based recipe is a blend of chicken breasts and spices. You can pair it with chapati or rice.
  • Butter Chicken: This chicken is roasted and cooked in cream, spices, and tomato puree.
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