Who doesn’t love a super creamy flavourful Chicken Curry? Originating from the Indian subcontinent, Chicken Curry is almost everyone’s favourite comfort food.
What is a Curry?
Well, if you are not familiar with curries, a ‘curry’ is a thick gravy or a sauce seasoned with a bunch of spices. You will come across different varieties of curries served all over the world, with a little bit of twist to the dish in each case. Thailand’s red, yellow and green curry, Sri Lanka’s hot and spicy Chicken Curry, Middle Eastern and Africa’s Chicken Curry and India’s Tikka Masala, the Godfather of all curries have satisfied the cravings of many over the years.
Succulent Chicken Curries around the World
Here are some scrumptious Chicken Curry varieties around the world to make you familiar with Chicken Curries.
Chicken Tikka Masala
Indian Chicken Tikka Masala is char-grilled chicken marinated with yoghurt and spices, served in a sweet creamy tomato and cashew sauce.
Thai Green Chicken Curry
This typical Thai classic is chicken cooked in a green curry sauce made with green chillies, lime leaves, lemongrass, coconut milk, garlic, shallots and shrimp paste.
Chicken Katsu Curry
Chicken Katsu Curry is always a winner. Panko coated deep fried chicken breast or thighs are placed in a Japanese curry sauce seasoned with cardamom, turmeric, garlic and ginger. The sauce gives a sweet punch to the crispy flaky chicken cutlets.
Caribbean Chicken Curry
This Caribbean-inspired Chicken Curry is comfort food at its best. To enhance the flavour of chicken, sweet potatoes and coconut milk are added.
Thai Red Chicken Curry
This is a spicier version of the Chicken Curry where chicken thighs are cooked in coconut milk, cherry tomatoes and butternut squash with a whole load of spices.
Salivating already? It is time to cook the chicken! Whether you are a newbie to curries or a master at cooking curries, you will simply love this super easy recipe and in no time you will have a cracking chicken curry.
The Easiest Chicken Curry Recipe Ever
- Preparation time: Less than 30 minutes
- Cooking time: 30 minutes
- Servings: 4
- 400g of boneless and skinless chicken thighs
- 200g of tinned chopped tomatoes
- 100 ml of Greek yoghurt
- 6 spring onions
- 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons of curry powder
- 250ml of water
- Salt to taste
- Chop the chicken thighs into 2.5/1 cm chunks and keep them aside.
- Peel and crush the garlic and thinly slice the spring onions, leaving out some of the green parts of the spring onions for garnishing.
- Heat oil in a large saucepan or a pan over medium heat.
- Add the crushed garlic, thinly sliced spring onions and saute them for a few minutes. Smells great right?
- Next, add the tomatoes, ground ginger, curry powder and gently cook for 3-4 minutes until a mixture is formed.
- Add the chicken chunks to the mixture, and cook for a further 5 minutes. Coat the pieces well with the mixture and allow the chicken to absorb all the lovely flavours of the spices.
- Add water and bring the mixture to a boil.
- Lower the heat and cook the chicken for further 10-15 minutes.
- Once the chicken is cooked well, take the saucepan or the pan off the heat, add the yoghurt, salt, pepper and give the mixture a good stir.
- Garnish the chicken curry with the spring onions that were left over and serve the curry hot.
How easy was that? This recipe will save you a lot of time. Plus, you will not have to go in search of the ingredients as almost everything is available in the grocery stores and are easier to find.
Can you Store Chicken Curry?
The answer is yes! You can store the chicken curry you cooked in the refrigerator, but it is recommended to consume it within 2-4 days. When storing make sure to store it in a sealed container.
Health Benefits of Chicken Curry
Chicken, the highlight of the dish, is a great source of protein. However, keep in mind it can be converted into an unhealthy dish too if you don’t use the right amount of ingredients. The healthiness of the dish depends on what you add to the dish!
Dishes that go with Chicken Curry
Chicken curry is best served with some dishes. Check out these and thank me later.
These two go very well together. Rice is served almost every time a chicken curry is served in the Indian subcontinent. To enhance the flavours, go with Coconut Jasmine Rice.
To go with the chicken curry you can also serve cooked vegetables which is a far healthier option than any other dish. For cooked vegetables, pick Roasted Cauliflower, Roasted Broccoli or cooked Squash. The earthy taste of the vegetables and the hot and spiciness of the chicken curry are to die for.
You can serve a Marinated Asian Cucumber Salad made with cucumber and thinly sliced onions seasoned with rice vinegar, red pepper flakes and sesame seeds to go with the chicken curry. If you think this salad is too light, try the Raita salad, cucumber, cilantro, yoghurt and spices. You will not regret it no matter what salad you pick.
Naan or Pol Roti
There is no better complementary dish than Naan and Pol Roti to go with the chicken curry. Trust me, you’ll finish the whole chicken dish yourself!
Naan is a buttery flatbread and you just dip a piece in the chicken curry and eat. Pol Roti, of Sri Lankan origin, is also a flatbread except for the addition of coconut (Pol is the Sinhalese word for coconut). Naan is lighter than Pol Roti, but it is completely up to you to select what your heart desires.
Trust me this Curry is so delicious that you will end up licking your fingers too. So, next time when you are having visitors for dinner, don’t panic. This easy chicken curry is going to save you for sure!