This Quick Indian Chicken Curry recipe is spicy, super easy to make, and ready to eat in just 30 minutes. Serve with rice or naan bread for a hearty, satisfying meal.
You are going to love this thick, rich curry made with tender, juicy pieces of chicken. It is ideal for busy weeknights because it delivers maximum flavor in minimal time.
Normally when you read Indian recipes, they include a large number of spices in the ingredient list that many people don’t readily have on hand. So, I developed a recipe that uses curry powder, which contains a bunch of fragrant spices that have been ground up and mixed together in one handy package.
This curry recipe uses evaporated milk, rather than heavy cream, to add creaminess and to tone down the spices a bit. Evaporated milk adds almost the same creaminess, but with much less of the fat and calories than heavy cream.
Where to Get the Best Chicken and Other Meats
I am a big believer in using no-hormones-added and ethically-raised animal protein instead of conventional, factory-farmed meat. It’s more humane, sustainable and it’s higher in quality – which means its healthier to consume and also tastes better.
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Alright, let’s get back to what you came here for: My Quick Indian Chicken Curry recipe!
This recipe freezes really well, so you could make a bit batch and then store some (or all) of it in the freezer. That way you can have chicken curry on-hand and ready to go on evenings when you don’t have time to cook dinner. Just remember to transfer it to the fridge a day or so in advance, so that it has time to defrost.
Serve this rich, flavorful curry over steamed basmati rice or with warm naan bread for a complete, satisfying dinner when you are in the mood for something exotic.
More Curry Recipes to Try
For this Quick Indian Chicken Curry Recipe, I recommend:
- McCormick Curry Powder – This is the curry powder I use! The quality is excellent and it gives a rich, fragrant and well-rounded flavor to soups and curries.
- Ultra Chef Express Food Chopper – This is the one I have and it is one of my most-used kitchen tools. I use mine all the time to quickly chop up vegetables. I especially love using it to dice onions, because it saves me from all the tears!
If you make this Quick Indian Chicken Curry recipe, let me know! Rate it and leave a comment below, because I love hearing from you! 🙂
Quick Indian Chicken Curry
- In a medium bowl, add the chicken, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of curry powder. Toss to coat the chicken. Set aside to marinate while you prepare the other ingredients.
- In a large pot, heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Cook the onion for 4 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant.
- Add the chicken and cook for 3 - 4 minutes until almost cooked through. Stir in the crushed tomatoes and remaining tablespoon of curry powder.
- Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked through.
- Stir in evaporated milk. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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