Simple Chicken Curry

Simple Chicken Curry

In case you haven’t heard, Indian food is amazing! The jam packed flavors, the spices, bread and oh, of course.. the all time classic, chicken curry. It’s a super hearty and tangy dish filled with a huge amount of flavor. Like, tons of flavor!

Obviously, everyone wants to try exotic flavors at some point in their life; it may take some of us longer than others, but at some point in our lives we wake up and say ” Hey I’m going to have Indian food today”.

A long time ago I never made chicken curry at home because for some weird reason, I assumed they only make chicken curry in Indian restaurants… Silly me.  Maybe it’s because that’s the only place I ever seen it. When we lived in Brooklyn, there were Indian restaurants all over and if you were walking down 5th ave there’s no way you can walk by an Indian restaurant without stopping to either inhale the amazing aroma or peek through the window and see what all the fuss is about.

Simple Chicken Curry

If this is your first time making Indian food don’t worry. This recipe is super easy and does not require a a bunch of steps. All you have to do is processor all the spices, tomato sauce, yogurt and water in the food processor; cook the chicken and onions and than mix it all together and let it simmer for 25 minutes.

Easy Chicken Curry

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Layla


  • 2 Cups boneless chicken breasts or thighs cut into chunks
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions diced about 1.5 cups
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt or heavy cream
  • 1 cup tomato sauce or 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon or 1cinnamon stick
  • 1 Teaspoon dry chili
  • 1 Teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 5 Cardamom pods or 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 5 whole cloves
  • chopped fresh coriander leaves cilantro


  • Blend spices, garlic, tomato sauce, water and yogurt in the food processor for 1 minute. Pulse a few times in between so the batter is not too runny, set aside.

  • Sauté onion in oil for 2-3 minutes until they begin to turn golden in color, add chicken pieces, continue cooking till onions are transparent and tender and chicken is reasonably well-cooked.

  • Pour spice/tomato mixture over the chicken and onions and bring to a boil, stirring well.Simmer, covered, stirring occasionally until chicken is tender for about 25 minutes.Serve hot,garnish with fresh coriander leaves.


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how much is a cup?

Nora (A Clean Bake)

Pinned this one too! Your kitchen is magical!


I am loving the sound of this dish!! And how easily it is prepared! Yum!!

Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

Dear chicken curry:
Be my dinner now.
And stop making me want to eat you when I’m hungry.
Lots of love,



    I know the feeling, I always go to blogs and start craving the food!! Now I only visit blogs when I’m full hehe 😉

What Jessica Baked Next...

Chicken curry is one of my favourite meals. Being British, some of our food has lot of Indian influence, like Tikka Masala- a dish very similar to this one. Now definitely craving one again, thanks for sharing! 🙂


    Yes you are right Jessica, Cuisines do migrate with people! Being in a diverse country I am exposed to a wide range of cuisine and I’m glad! TIkka Masala is soo delish!


I can see myself enjoying this bowl of tasty rice with chicken curry. I like to mix flavors in my daily life…and Indian food is very much welcomed. 🙂 ela


    Thanks Ela! New flavors are the best 😀


This looks like a great recipe, love all the ingredients. Love this!

Baby June

Curry is the best! Love how easy this recipe seems–I’m always on the lookout for new curry recipes to try. And I agree the smell of home-cooked curry is truly the superior savory kitchen smell…as opposed to, say, freshly baked cake 🙂 Your blog looks awesome BTW!


    Thank you so much! I’m glad you like it 🙂

Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

Wow, your curry ingredients sound delicious. I sometimes cheat and buy the bottle of curry sauce from Trader Joe’s. Shhhh, don’t tell anyone : )


    What a great idea! Thanks for letting me know! I will be sure to pick up a bottle next time and try it out 🙂

Simple Green Moms

we LOVE chicken curry and we LOVE simple recipes like this even more! definitely must make this =)


    Yeah simple is best! Let me know if you end up making it!

Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

I seriously adore chicken curry. I mean adore it. It is absolutely fantastic and this is making me too happy!