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Quick Chicken Curry Recipe

Indian food is pretty much my comfort food lately. There is just something about all the warm spices that gets me every time!

Thankfully my family agrees.

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Pretty much any Asian food is on repeat at my house. Garlic Beef Noodle Bowls have to be one of our favorites.

They are ready so fast, so even when you are crazy busy, you can have a homemade dinner on the table. That is exactly what this chicken curry recipe is; fast, easy, and delicious. 

Quick Chicken Curry Picture

Often times when you see a curry chicken it is made with coconut milk. I love the hint of coconut the milk gives to a curry, but it is not always my husband’s favorite.

He is more of a Butter Chicken kind of guy, where no coconut milk is involved. 

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So, I decided to mix things up for him and use Greek yogurt instead. The yogurt helps to thicken the sauce and make the chicken curry extra creamy.

I always serve ours over rice and sometimes even a little naan bread on the side! You can even buy naan bread in the regular grocery store these days, so it is super easy.

I just toast it and brush with a tiny bit of garlic butter to make it extra tasty. 

A lot of people see Asian or Indian food and get a little bit scared. But it is easy, trust me!! So….

How to make Chicken Curry

  • It is all about the spices. You can find almost everything in your local grocery store these days. This uses curry powder and garam masala. If you cannot find garam masala, you can always make your own.
  • Make sure your ingredients are fresh. Spices lose their potency after a while, so make sure they are fresh. They say you should replace all of your spices within 6-12 months of buying them. 
  • Have everything ready. As a rule, Asian food tends to cook quickly. So, you want to make sure to have everything in place. Indian chicken curry will simmer to have the spices come together, but up until that point it moves quickly.
  • Tip – when using yogurt, let the yogurt come to room temperature while you are cooking. It can separate easily when you add it to the heat, so letting it come to room temperature, and tempering it with some of the hot cooking liquid will help this from not happening. 

This chicken curry is super-fast to come together. You don’t have to let it simmer for very long to have the spices blend and create great flavor.

Quick Chicken Curry Pic

Dinner can be on the table in about 20 minutes! Can’t beat that!

Get out of that dinner rut, and try this chicken curry recipe. It is not spicy, so you don’t need to worry about that.

Just soothing, comforting spices that will warm you up on a cold night!

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Quick Chicken Curry Recipe

Erin S.
Quick Chicken Curry – an easy Indian chicken curry you can make in minutes, even on your busiest night! Grab some naan at the store and you’re set.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 191.38 kcal


  • 1 Olive Oil
  • 1 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast cubed
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 3 Garlic minced
  • 2 Curry Powder
  • 1 Garam Masala
  • 1 Tomato Paste
  • 1 Chicken Broth
  • 1 Salt
  • 0.5 Black Pepper
  • 0.5 Plain Greek Yogurt let come to room temp while cooking


  • Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add oil to the pan, swirling to coat.
  • Add chicken and onion. Sauté for 4-5 minutes until the onions are soft and the chicken is browned, but not cooked through.
  • Add garlic and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Mix in curry powder and garam masala. Stir until the chicken is well coated.
  • Add tomato paste and mix until well blended.
  • Whisk in chicken broth. Bring to a simmer for 5-6 minutes.
  • In a small bowl mix 2 tablespoon of hot cooking liquid with yogurt to temper.
  • Add to pan and cook for 2 minutes until hot.
  • Serve over rice.


Calories: 191.38kcalCarbohydrates: 7.75gProtein: 25.75gFat: 5.75gSaturated Fat: 0.75gSodium: 966.88mgFiber: 1.5gSugar: 1.75g
Keyword Chicken, Chicken Curry, Curry, Dinners, Easy, Easy Dinners, Family Meals and Snacks, Indian, Quick, Simmered
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