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Authentic Chicken Curry Recipe Made Easy

Chicken curry is a great tasting Indian dish, and today I brought you the authentic flavor plus I will save you time. This chicken curry recipe is quick, easy, and delicious. You can use any part of the chicken, but I have used chicken legs because that what I had. If you are interested in curry recipes to check out my Lamb coconut curry, it will blow your mind!

Close up image of chicken curry served.

How to make quick chicken curry?

There are no chopping vegetables here, blending the onion, garlic, and chili in the blender cut a lot of time. It’s best to do the blending first and then measure the spices, mix them, and keep them aside. Clean the chicken and pat it dry, this will reduce the cooking time of the chicken.

I have used Ghee in this chicken curry recipe, but you can use oil, but don’t use olive oil here. You can make Ghee at home or buy it from the store; it adds great flavor to your cooking.

After adding the ghee to a deep pan, add the onion and garlic mixture and stir for few minutes to ensure that it is half cooked, then add the chicken and the spices. It is important to stir occasionally to prevent the spice and the chicken from burning and allow the chicken to cook from all sides.

Always add boiling water to the curry while cooking, adding cold, or room temperature water will slow down the cooking process.

chicken curry. Tender chicken legs in a thick flavorful gravy.

How to serve chicken curry?

I love having a chicken curry with paratha or with rice made of coconut milk, but you can use nan bread and plain white rice, even brown rice.

Close up chicken curry image showing creamy thick gravy.
Freshly cooked chicken curry served in a bowl.

Can we use chicken breast in this recipe?

You can use any part of the chicken you want, but if you want to use chicken breast only then add two cups and half of boiling water instead of three and turn off the heat when the chicken breast is cooked, otherwise it will turn out dry.

You can omit the red chili powder if you think it will be too spicy for you, it will not affect the taste of the chicken curry.

Authentic Chicken Curry Recipe

Tender chicken in thick and flavorful gravy. An Indian dish that will become your favorite.
4.7 from 10 votes
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Course: Main dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chicken curry
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 350kcal
Author: Muna Kenny


  • 12 medium size chicken drums with skin
  • 2 medium size onion cut in large slices
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3- inch-long ginger
  • 2 green chilies remove the seeds
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder optional
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt to taste I have used 1 teaspoon
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 4 tablespoon ghee


  • In a blender add the ginger, green chili, garlic cloves, onion, and ¼ cup water. Blend until smooth and keep aside.
  • In a deep pan, add the ghee and when hot add the mixture prepared in the previous step. Stir for three minutes on medium high heat.
  • Add the chicken and occasionally stir to prevent the chicken from burning. When the water evaporates, and you can see some of the ghee, add all the spices and salt.
  • Stir for two minutes and then add the boiling water.
  • Let the mixture cook until 1 and a half cup of the gravy is left, and some of the ghee separates from the gravy.
  • Serve with plain rice or paratha.


Calories: 350kcal
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Overhead shot of chicken curry in a bowl.

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  1. That curry gravy looks so GOOD and I love how easy and quick the preparation is.

  2. This recipe looks so simple and easy to follow. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I can’t wait to try it! How much chicken breast would you recommend for this recipe.

    • munatycooking

      Hi Maryam, Thanks for stopping by. I think 4 chicken breasts cut in cubes should be ok.

  3. Sherryn Frigon

    5 stars
    This sounds so good. What kind of green chilis are you using?

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