How To Make Easy Curry Chicken

How To Make Easy Curry Chicken

In this article, I'll take you through the process of preparing a curry chicken dish. From marinating the chicken to crafting the curry sauce, I will guide you at every stage.

Ingredients for Curry Chicken

To make this easy curry chicken, you'll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons of curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 can (14 ounces) of coconut milk
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish

Step-by-Step Instructions for Making Curry Chicken

  1. Start by marinating the chicken. Take a bowl. Combine curry powder, turmeric, cumin, coriander, paprika, salt and pepper.
  2. Mix everything thoroughly to ensure that the chicken is evenly coated with these spices.
  3. Cover the bowl. Let it sit in the refrigerator, for least 30 minutes or even better overnight.
  4. Next, heat some vegetable oil in a skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  5. Add the chopped onion and cook it until it turns translucent and gets caramelized: this usually takes around 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in garlic and grated ginger to add an aromatic essence to the dish for another 2 minutes.
  7. Now push the onion mixture to one side of the skillet. Add the chicken to it.
  8. Cook each side of the chicken for 5 minutes until they turn brownish and are cooked through.
  9. Remember to stir so that the spices don't burn.
  10. Once your chicken is cooked introduce tomato paste into your skillet and stir well to incorporate its flavors into the mix.
  11. Let it cook for another minute or so to enhance its taste.
  12. Finally! It's time to bring everything together.
  13. Pour coconut milk along with some chicken broth into your skillet.
  14. Give everything a stir so that all these fantastic ingredients combine harmoniously.
  15. First bring the mixture to a simmer. Then lower the heat and cover the skillet.
  16. Let it simmer for 20 minutes so that all the flavors can blend together harmoniously.
  17. After this time take off the lid. Give the curry chicken a stir. Take a taste. Adjust the seasoning, with salt and pepper if necessary.
  18. If you prefer a sauce continue to simmer the curry without covering it for a 5-10 minutes until it reaches your desired consistency.
  19. Once the curry chicken is fully cooked, remove it from the heat and garnish, with cilantro for an added touch of freshness.
  20. Serve it piping hot alongside steamed rice, naan bread or any other side dish of your preference.

Tips for Making the Perfect Curry Chicken

  1. To achieve the flavorful outcome opt for boneless skinless chicken thighs.
  2. However if you prefer you can also use chicken breasts keeping in mind that they may turn out a bit drier.
  3. For those who enjoy a spicier curry chicken consider adding chopped chili peppers or a dash of cayenne pepper.
  4. It's important not to overlook the marinating step. Allowing the chicken to soak up the spices will ensure it becomes infused with flavor and results, in meat.
  5. If you have a preference for a curry feel free to substitute half of the coconut milk with either cream or yogurt.
  6. Make sure to choose a high quality blend for taste.

Serving Suggestions for Curry Chicken

Let me share some serving ideas that might inspire you:

  1. Fluffy Steamed Rice
  2. Warm Naan Bread
  3. Flaky Roti
  4. Protein Packed Quinoa (High Protein Meal)
  5. Low Carb Cauliflower Rice (Low Carb Meal)

Happy cooking!