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Quick Indian Chicken Curry

This Quick Indian Chicken Curry recipe is easy to make, spicy and ready to eat in just 30 minutes. Serve with rice or naan bread for a hearty, satisfying meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chicken Curry
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 195kcal
Author: Alia | Everyday Easy Eats


  • 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder, divided
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 (15-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk


  • 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.


For a complete meal, serve with hot cooked rice or naan bread.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 476mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 5.5mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg