6 recipes for excellent curry chicken that you will surely enjoy

If you enjoy Indian cuisine, these dishes are for you.

We present the best curry chicken recipes and it’s up to you which one you try.

As a bonus at the end of the article, you will find not only the origin of curry spices, but also instructions on how to mix it “at home”.

Curry chicken noodles with rice

We’ll start with the classics, namely chicken pieces in curry sauce served with rice. This recipe is quite simple and ideal for lunch or a warm dinner.


  • 400-500g chicken breast (cut into strips)
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sweet paprika
  • 1-3 teaspoons of curry spices (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1 cup chicken stock (you can substitute a bouillon cube with water)
  • Salt pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch mixed with 2 teaspoons of water
  • Cooking cream (amount to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped coriander
  • Rice


  • Clean the chicken and cut it into strips or cubes.
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan and sauté the onion. Then lightly fry the chicken on all sides.
  • Sprinkle with ground paprika, ground ginger and curry spices, cover and fry for about 1 minute to prevent the pepper from becoming bitter.
  • Cover with chicken broth, salt, pepper, add chopped garlic and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the mixed cornstarch and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Finally add the cream. Choose the amount according to your preferences and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • If desired, thicken the sauce with flour.
  • Serve sprinkled with coriander with cooked rice.
Chicken pot in a curry sauce sprinkled with coriander
Source: cookingclassy.com

Indian chicken curry with coconut milk

In terms of ingredients, this recipe contains coconut milk instead of cream, which gives the dish a delicious coconut touch.


  • 400-500g of chicken breast
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
  • 2-3 teaspoons of curry
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons red curry paste (to taste)
  • 1 red pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chopped coriander
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1-2 spoons of cane sugar
  • Rice


  • Dice the onion, chop the garlic, cut the red pepper into strips.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons coconut oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and fry for 3-5 minutes until golden. Add garlic and sprinkle with ginger.
  • Mix everything, reduce the heat and add curry powder, red curry paste and chopped coriander. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Increase heat to medium-high, add remaining 1 tablespoon coconut oil and chopped red pepper.
  • Stir for 1-2 minutes then add the chicken pieces, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook, stirring frequently, for about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk, lime juice and cane sugar. Cook for another 3-5 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  • Serve with rice and sprinkled with cilantro.
Curry pan with chicken and coconut milk
Source: chelseasmessyapron.com

Curry chicken without cream

You can also prepare Indian curry sauce without cream or milk. It’s a very easy recipe and even without the missing cream, it’s very tasty.


  • 500g of chicken breast
  • 1-2 onions
  • 250g of tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of dried garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 spoons of curry
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 2 cups chicken stock (you can substitute broth mixed with water)
  • Salt pepper
  • Olive oil/coconut oil


  • First, chop the tomatoes and onions. Then cut the chicken into strips.
  • Put the noodles in a bowl, cover it with turmeric, salt, ginger and garlic. Mix everything well and marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a pan, add the onion and let it foam. After 2 minutes, add the cinnamon and fry until the onion turns golden.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Now add the marinated chicken noodles, cover with a lid and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Stir gently, cover again and simmer for another 10 minutes until the water evaporates.
  • Add curry with chicken broth, mix and cook again under the lid for 3-4 minutes.
  • Salt and pepper the sauce to taste. Serve with rice or any side dish according to your preferences.
Pan with pieces of meat and Indian sauce.
Source: theflavorbender.com

Chicken curry with pineapple

If you are a fan of pineapple on pizza, this dish is definitely for you. Curry sauce with pineapple complements it perfectly and creates a truly exotic dish.


  • 400-500g chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red pepper, cut into pieces
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Fresh pineapple, quantity to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1.5 tablespoons of Thai red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon curry
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 spoon of soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cane sugar
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • Salt pepper
  • Chopped basil


  • Heat the oil in a large pan/pot, add the onion and let it sizzle, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the chopped pepper and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Then add the pressed garlic and stir-fry for another 1 minute. Then set aside.
  • Pour a little more oil into a shallow pan, let it heat up, then add the chicken pieces.
  • Sprinkle the chicken with curry powder. Fry on all sides for about 1.5 minutes, then set aside.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and allow the pepper mixture to reheat. Add the chopped pineapple and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the curry paste to the pan, stir, then add the coconut milk and chicken stock. Let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  • Taste the sauce, add ground ginger, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add cane sugar, soy sauce, lime juice and chopped basil to the mixture. Cook for a few more minutes, then taste and add salt or more seasoning if necessary.
  • Finally, put the fried chicken in the sauce and let it cook for about 2 more minutes.
  • Serve with rice.
Meat in curry sauce with peppers and pineapple.
Source: insearchofyummyness.com

Do you like to be inspired by recipes with chicken? Also try one of these creamed chicken recipes.

Curry chicken risotto with mushrooms

This recipe is for a slightly different risotto thanks to curry spices, which give the food the right Indian flavor.


  • 400g of chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon curry
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 200g of chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 0.5 cup of coconut milk
  • 300 ml of chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt pepper
  • Oregano
  • 4 cooking bags of rice


  • First, clean your chicken breast and then cut it into cubes/noodles.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a large pan and sauté the onion.
  • Then add the chopped meat, fry for a while on all sides and then throw in the chopped mushrooms and pressed garlic.
  • Sprinkle the curry with spices and sweet paprika and sauté for about 2 minutes so that the paprika does not become bitter.
  • Immediately add wine, oregano, salt, pepper, mix and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken stock, coconut milk and bring to a boil. Then add the grated parmesan cheese, mix everything and let it simmer for another 3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook the rice. After it is cooked, pour it into a larger pot and mix with the curry mixture.
  • Serve sprinkled with parmesan cheese.
Risotto with mushrooms in curry.
Source: happyfoodstube.com

For risotto lovers, we have also prepared these simple recipes for traditional and non-traditional risotto.

China curry chicken

Prepare Chinese curry like you’ve never known it before. You can also use pork instead of chicken. The recipe is quite simple and will take you less than an hour.


  • 400g chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 400 ml of chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons of curry
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil/coconut oil
  • A handful of frozen peas
  • Salt pepper
  • Rice


  • Coat the chopped chicken pieces in flour and set aside.
  • Heat a spoonful of oil in a deep frying pan and fry the onion. Then add the crushed garlic and saute for about a minute.
  • Stir in curry, turmeric, sugar and fry for another minute. Then add broth, soy sauce and bring to a boil.
  • The resulting mixture should be mixed with a stick blender.
  • In another pan, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil and sear the chicken on all sides. Then add the blended sauce, stir in the peas and bring everything to a boil.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, adding a little water or chicken stock if needed to thin the sauce.
  • Serve ready with boiled rice.
Rice with Chinese curry and peas.
Source: bbcgoodfood.com

How to make a homemade curry mixture?

You may have mistakenly thought that curry is a separate spice. In fact, this spice is a mixture of several ingredients. And we will show you how to mix curry spices in a nice homely way.

The main ingredients of the curry mixture are usually turmeric, which gives the spice a bright yellow color, as well as cumin and coriander.

Proceed very carefully. The proportions of the ingredients must be followed exactly to get the right taste and aroma. Be especially careful with turmeric. With a higher amount of turmeric, your curry could taste very bitter.

You will need:

  • 2 tbsp ground cumin (type of cumin)
  • 1.5 tablespoons of turmeric
  • 2 tbsp ground coriander
  • 2 tablespoons of ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground chili
  • 1 tbsp mustard seed

If you don’t have any of the spices ground, simply grind them in a mortar.

You can try your ready-made spices on one of the recipes in this article, or be inspired by these great recipes for a protein bomb, namely chickpea curry in three variants.

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