Chicken Curry with Indian Spices

Chicken Curry

Learn How to Make Indian Chicken Curry

Learn how to make homemade chicken curry using simple ingredients and achieving the unparalleled taste that only comes with Indian spices {in this case Indian curry powder, cumin, cinnamon, coriander, ginger, garlic}.

This chicken curry recipe is so easy to make at home. I think curries taste better the next day, as well, so make extra and don’t feel pressured to consume it all at once. You can keep a leftover curry for 2-3 days in the fridge and re-heat on the stove before serving. It is best served with fresh Naan bread or rice.  Vegetarian options for curry taste just as good, so feel free to swap in carrots, peas, snow peas, potatoes or other vegetables.  I especially like heartier veggies in my curry.

Also don’t forget to check out this Garlic Curry Yogurt Marinated Chicken (without coconut milk), Best Vegan Curry Recipe with Butternut Squash (without meat) or Easy Chicken Curry with Vegetables (Thai version).  Each of these has of course some similarities yet they vary in flavor enough where you can mix more than one into your meal rotation.  

Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry with Indian Spices
Servings: 2 -4
Author: Posh Journal
  • 1/2 cup Refined Coconut Oil Nutiva
  • 2 Onions chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Indian Curry Powder Madras
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Coriander
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Ginger Root Grated
  • 1 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • 4-5 In Chicken Breasts/Thighs Bone
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 3/4 Cup Full Fat Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 1 Cup Plain Yogurt
  • Teaspoon Optional : 1/2 white sugar
  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Saute onion until translucent
  3. Add garlic, curry powder, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, paprika, ginger, cayenne pepper and stir for 2 minutes. Season with salt and sugar to taste
  4. Add chicken, tomato paste, coconut milk and yogurt. Bring to a boil, simmer for 25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.

chicken curry. Learn how to make chicken curry with indian spices.

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  • Reply
    Cindy Ingalls
    Jun 24, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    I’m a big fan of curry, yet I never seem to make it at home. Now that I have this recipe, I can try it out for myself.

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    Sarah Bailey
    Jun 24, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Oh my goodness this sounds like a delicious curry – just the right spiciness! x

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    Jun 24, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    I love going out to have curry cause i can never make it as good. Thanks for this recipe, ill have to try it!

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    Courtney L. Gillard
    Jun 25, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Nice recipe, I will try this. I wonder where can I get Indian spices, this sounds like a nice cuisine!

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      Jun 25, 2016 at 9:28 am

      I bought mine from asian market but also available at any local grocery stores

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    Shawn DeWolfe
    Jun 25, 2016 at 9:36 am

    I love using coconut milk in curries. I have a lot of success using coconut milk in lieu of cream in butter chicken.

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    Jun 25, 2016 at 11:09 am

    That looks so good! I need to try out this recipe soon. I’m excited to give it a try. It looks like it would taste really good.

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    Elizabeth O.
    Jun 25, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    I love Chicken Curry! It’s packed with flavor and it goes so well with pita bread or rice. This recipe is definitely a keeper and thanks for sharing it here!

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    Nicole Etolen
    Jun 26, 2016 at 7:14 am

    I haven’t tried chicken curry for years. It is time for me to cook it again, thanks for the idea.

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    Lisa Rios
    Jun 27, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    We have a Indian family near by who is a close friend to us & I have tasted their delicious curry recipe so many times in the past couple of years. I love anything spicy & I would like to see if I can succeed getting this one done on my own!

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    Jun 27, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Oh my goodness. This looks amazing! Healthy too! I love curry. Your photos are also magnificent! – Erin Kennedy

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    Jun 27, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    This looks sooo so yummy! Wow I definitely need to try this recipe out! Looks great for everyone! Yum!

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    Angela Bethea
    Jun 27, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! I have never tried cooking anything indian related recipes and this is definitely convincing me to give it a try. Will make sure to bookmark this post for reference.

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    Cara (@StylishGeek)
    Jun 28, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Chicken curry is one of my favorite dishes! Love your recipe version and will give it a try!

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    Fashion Travels (@tauyanm)
    Jul 1, 2016 at 6:23 am

    yummy! my husband and I cook a big batch of curry at least 2x a month, the cravings is just bad that we totally need it, we store some in the freezer. thanks for sharing the recipe

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