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Curry Chicken Recipe; Simply the Best

Updated on October 2, 2012

Recipe For Curry Chicken

Curry chicken and Basmati rice go hand in hand. The mild, humdrum nature of poultry benefits from a contingent of assertive spices and cayenne peppers. This is an easy curry chicken recipe that can be prepared rather quickly.

Once you know how to make curry chicken you have a whole world of new dishes to experiment with.

This curry dish goes very well with Yellow Basmati Rice.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: 3 or 4 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 or 2 cayenne chili peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger root, minced
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound boneless chicken thighs or breats, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth or water


  1. In a medium saucepan, hate the oil. Add the onion, tomato, garlic, cayenne chili pepper, and ginger and cook, stirring for 5 minutes over medium-high heat. Add the curry powder, cumin, turmeric, and salt and cook, stirring, for 1 minute more. Add the chicken and cook, stirring for 5 or 6 minutes more.
  2. Add the carrots, sweet potato, and broth and bring to a simmer. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and the chicken is fully cooked. Remove from the heat and let stand for about 5 minutes before serving. Ladle the curry into bowls and serve with basmati rice on the side.


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      Skarlet 5 years ago from California

      Thanks Frog. :)

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Great recipe Skarlet if one likes curry. I haven't eaten sweet potatoes in ages and probably won't. Keep em coming though Missy!

      The Frog

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      Cathy 5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Oh yummy yum yum! Thanks very much for sharing this recipe. Love curry!

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      Skarlet 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Anamika. If you don't like spicy, you would need to back off on the Cayenne pepper.

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      Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Chicken with Sweet Potatoes? Never thought of such a combination before... Since I do not like spicy stuff, I think I should like this one. Thanks for sharing!