My daughter was home visiting so I asked what she wanted me to make.  She said and Easy Chicken Curry Recipe.  My daughter loves to be in the kitchen so I know I will get plenty of help with the meal.  More importantly, and more fun, I know she is going to bring her own ideas to the table too.  Did you get the PUN?  She said we should make our own NAAN.  We made two kinds including a cheese NAAN.  The NAAN was awesome and I will share that in a later post.

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Easy Chicken Curry Recipe from Feed Your Soul Too

Easy Chicken Curry Recipe #Indianfood #glutenfree #curry | feedyoursoul2.com

Easy Chicken Curry Recipe

I have made chicken curry a number of times.  I have made variations including a base to make a Yellow Chicken Curry and a very similar recipe to this Chicken Curry.  Making Indian dishes used to be intimidating but not now because I have the experience.  However, I am not fully satisfied with the depth of flavor that I can create.  I recently saw an episode of Diners, Drive-in and Dives that provided me some real insight into this challenge.  I am not adding enough spices to the skillet and oil.  Adding enough spice to the oil enables the spice flavors to release and intensify.  The other trick was he made a base for his curry dish that he also added to the spices.  I did this but that comes in a later post.

Easy Chicken Curry Recipe from Feed Your Soul Too

The fun part of Indian recipes is that there is so much flavor in the sauce, you want a vehicle to absorb or pick up all the sauce.  The chicken is really added to give some texture to the dish.  The dish can easily be vegetarian by using chickpeas, lentils or cauliflower.  If you go the vegetarian route, the recipe is also vegan because there is no dairy, only coconut milk.

Easy Chicken Curry Recipe from Feed Your Soul Too

The cast of characters.

Ingredients

Ingredients

The non-fat yogurt marinating liquid and chicken added.

Marinade Mixture

Marinade Mixture

Marinated Chicken Mixture

Marinated Chicken Mixture

The oil, heating of the spices and using onions to make a base for the sauce.

Onions and Spices in Dutch Oven

Onions and Spices in Dutch Oven

The browning of the chicken and then adding to the curry sauce.

Browning of the Chicken

Browning of the Chicken

Chicken Added to the Curry Sauce

Chicken Added to the Curry Sauce

The Easy Chicken Curry Recipe plated.

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Easy Chicken Curry Recipe plated



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Easy Chicken Curry Recip

The key to making this Easy Chicken Curry Recipe to be super flavorful is to use plenty of spice and be sure to roast the spice to release its flavor.
Course

dinner
Cuisine

Chicken, Indian Food


Prep Time 35 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Servings 6 people
Author Feed Your Soul Too

Ingredients

  • 2
    Whole
    Chicken Breasts
    Cubed

Yogurt Marinade

  • 1/4
    Cup
    Lemon Juice
  • 1/2
    Cup
    Yogurt
  • 3
    Tbsp
    Canola Oil
  • 1
    Clove
    Garlic
    Minced
  • 1
    Inch
    Ground Ginger

Curry Recipe

  • 1
    Tbsp
    Canola Oil
  • 1
    Medium
    Onion
    Diced
  • 1
    Tsp
    Ground Coriander
  • 2
    Tsp
    Ground Cumin
  • 1
    Tsp
    Cayenne Pepper
  • 1
    Tsp
    Ground Cardamon
  • 1
    Tsp
    Paprika
  • 1
    Tsp
    Salt
  • 12
    Ounces
    Tomato Puree
  • 1/2
    Cup
    Coconut Milk
  • 3
    Tbsp
    Cilantro
    chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine the yogurt marinade ingredients and mix with the cubed chicken. Marinate for 30 minutes and set aside.

    In a Dutch Oven, heat the oil and add the onions and spices.  Cook for 4 – 5 minutes until the onions soften and the spices open up.  Add the tomato puree and coconut milk and cook for 2 minutes.  Add the chicken and simmer for 20 minutes.

    Serve over white rice, sprinkle with cilantro and enjoy!