You Can Cook Chicken Curry With Only 3 Ingredients!

IMAGE Keith Sigua

Do you love curry? Is the chicken curry one of your favorite dishes? 

We don't blame you. The yellow chicken curry dish that we love to eat is a nostalgic and delicious meal. The yellow curry sauce is super flavorful from the spices in it and thickened by the coconut milk used to make it. The chicken pieces are hearty and meaty and add to the overall satisfaction of the meal. Even the potatoes and carrots that the yellow chicken curry dishes we are familiar with eating usually accompany the chicken pieces make it more satisfying. 

All this love for eating it should be extended when cooking it as well. It doesn't take many ingredients that make up the chicken curry dish, so it isn't complicated at all to make. In fact, if you gather three ingredients, you can make a chicken curry. 

What are the three main ingredients of chicken curry? 

All you really need are these: chicken, curry paste or seasoning mix, and coconut milk. 


You do not need to cook the chicken before putting in the curry! It's a one-pot recipe process that makes the chicken curry taste better, too. 

Once you know these are all you need, you can get creative! Swap out the chicken pieces for chicken fillets or even chicken chunks so it cooks even faster. Are you tired of the usual yellow chicken curry? Use a red curry or even a green curry paste or seasoning packet instead. Perhaps you love the super thick sauce of curries from Indian so you can use coconut cream instead of coconut milk. 

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We disregard the oil and salt from this list because these are basic ingredients that everyone has in their kitchen at any given time. However, even if you run out of these two extra ingredients, you can still make the dish. If you're wondering how three ingredients can make chicken curry, this is how to cook chicken curry with only 3 ingredients:  

  1. 1. In a large pot, heat oil. Add curry paste or curry powder, and saute until fragrant. 
  2. 2. Add chicken pieces and stir to coat. Let fry slightly with the curry. 
  3. 3. Pour in coconut milk or cream. Stir. Bring to a boil and let simmer until the chicken is cooked through, the coconut milk is reduced slightly, and the curry sauce is thickened. Season with salt to taste, stir, and serve.  

That's all you need really. Alternatively, for even better flavor, you can fry the chicken pieces first before adding and cooking the curry spices. 

With these basic ingredients chosen, you can start cooking your favorite version of the chicken curry you've always wanted to eat! 


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