Easy Indian Chicken Curry Recipe

A great-tasting curry can be easy to cook.

Indian curry is supremely delicious. It’s loaded with so many spices it’s hard to figure out exactly what spices were used and in what amounts! That secret is usually known only by the curry powder maker.

Curries in India can vary from one region to the next, just like our local adobo has many variations depending on where you’re located. Whether you’re in love with the biting heat some red curries have or just love the warmth of the spices the milder yellow curries embody, you can find the most authentic Indian ingredients at Assad Mini Mart. To make an Indian curry different from the curry we are more familiar with, this curry swaps the coconut milk for yogurt and adds tomatoes to the dish to make it taste less Asian and more Indian. 

If you love chicken curries like these, this is one recipe that you will find tastes incredibly close to that made in India.This recie is made easier so you can recreate it at home. 

Easy Indian Chicken Curry Recipe

Jeffrey G. Tan
A great-tasting curry can be easy to cook.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6


Easy Indian Chicken Curry Ingredients

  • 1 kilogram boneless chicken thighs cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cups white onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder more to taste
  • 1 425-gram can canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
  • Salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 Cup water or chicken stock plus 1 tablespoon
  • cilantro Chopped, for garnish


  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan or skillet over High Heat. Partially cook the chicken in the hot oil in batches until completely browned. Transfer the browned chicken to a plate and set aside.
  • Lower the heat to Medium. Add the onions and garlic, and cook until the onions turn translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir the curry powder (add more if desired) into the onion mixture and cook until fragrant. Add 1 tablespoon water. Cook for about 1 minute while stirring.
  • Add canned crushed tomatoes and yogurt into the mixture. Return the chicken to the pan or skillet along with all the juices on the plate. Pour stock (or water, if using) into the mixture, and bring to a slow boil, mixing the chicken to coat with the sauce. Cover and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Put a dollop of extra yogurt on top of the chicken curry then sprinkle with cilantro.
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