Easy Chicken Curry Recipe

Easy Chicken Curry is a warm, spicy dish you can enjoy over a fresh bed of rice or on its own. It’s so good your family will surely love it!

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Let’s make this Easy Chicken Curry Recipe!

Let’s make this Easy Chicken CUrry Recipe

With cayenne, paprika, and a host of other spices, this healthy lunch option definitely comes with a kick…and some heat!  I recommend pouring the end result over jasmine or brown rice.

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Ingredients for Easy Chicken Curry recipe

  • 1 1/2 chicken breasts, cut into one inch cubes
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Onion (small)
  • 3 Tbsp Curry Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger (fresh or powder)
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice (or 1/2 the juice of a fresh lemon)
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Powder (or Kasmiri Powder…if you can find it!)

Directions to make Easy Chicken Curry recipe

Step 1

Heat coconut oil over medium to medium-high heat.  Once smoke begins to rise, add onions and cook until finished.

Step 2

Add curry powder, paprika, bay leaf, garlic, ground cinnamon, ginger.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3

Stir mixture for 2-3 minutes.  Add chicken, tomato paste, yogurt, and water.

Step 4

Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes.  Remove bay leaf (or don’t, up to you!).

Step 5

Add lemon juice and cayenne powder.

Step 6

Simmer the mixture for five more minutes.

Step 7

Serve over rice or by itself.

Yield: 4 servings

Easy Chicken Curry Recipe

Easy Chicken Curry Recipe

This chicken curry recipe is a combination of refreshing spices and just the right kick of hot pepper! It's also so easy to prepare, so get all the ingredients and let's get cooking!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 chicken breasts, cut into one inch cubes
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Onion (small)
  • 3 Tbsp Curry Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger (fresh or powder)
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice (or 1/2 the juice of a fresh lemon)
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Powder (or Kasmiri Powder)

Instructions

  1. In a pan, heat coconut oil and saute onions over medium heat.
  2. Add curry powder, paprika, bay leaf, garlic, ground cinnamon, ginger.  Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir mixture for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add chicken, tomato paste, yogurt, and water.
  4. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes.  Remove bay leaf (or don’t, up to you!).
  5. Add lemon juice and cayenne powder.
  6. Simmer the mixture for five more minutes.
  7. Serve over rice or by itself.

Have you tried our super easy chicken curry recipe? Share your experience in the comments!

3 Comments

  1. This looks ogle but am I missing the quantity of chicken somewhere?

  2. Kyle Murray says:

    Oops! Good catch. I use about a 1 1/2 lbs of chicken breasts cut into one inch cubes. I’ve updated the recipe!

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