Easy Chicken Curry

Easy Chicken Curry

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This easy chicken curry takes just 30 minutes to make. The juicy, tender chicken is smothered in a rich curry gravy and the dish is loaded with veggies – perfect for a weekday dinner. {Gluten-Free adaptable}

Although the word “curry” often makes people think of Indian food, curry powder is indeed a frequently used ingredient in the Chinese kitchen. We use it to make various dishes such as curry puffs, African chicken (with curry peanut butter sauce), beef stew, and Singapore noodles.

When we make a curry dish, sometimes we make certain adjustments ourselves. We make things simple by using curry powder instead of blending a spice mix from scratch, which is the proper way to make Indian curry. We add a dash of soy sauce and some Shaoxing wine here and there, to boost the flavor. And we add plenty of veggies, to make a more balanced and colorful meal.

The recipe might not be approved by an Indian chef due to the overly simplified steps. But will you get a super delicious meal that is bursting with flavor? The answer is YES!

This easy chicken curry is one of the dishes I cook most frequently at home, to serve as a weeknight dinner. Not only is it super fast to make, it is healthy, loaded with goodies, and tastes so hearty.

I always add plenty of veggies, to make a more nutrition-balanced meal in one pot. In the winter, I usually add carrots and potatoes at the beginning (at step 6 in the recipe). In the summer, I throw seasonal veggies such as broccoli, asparagus, or spinach in at the end. More often than not, I add a handful of mushrooms, to further boost the flavor of the gravy.

Of course, if you prefer a more pure curry experience, you can skip the veggie part as well. In that case, I would serve it with some simple side dishes.

You only need about 30 minutes to prep and cook the dish. Start making a pot of rice before you cook the curry, and you’ll have a great meal ready in no time.

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Easy Chicken Curry (咖喱鸡)

Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

20 mins

Total Time

30 mins

This easy chicken curry takes just 30 minutes to make. The juicy, tender chicken is smothered in a rich curry gravy and the dish is loaded with veggies - perfect for a weekday dinner. {Gluten-Free adaptable}

Course: Main

Cuisine: Chinese

Keyword: takeout

Servings: 4

Calories: 410 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1.5 lbs (689 g) boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut to 1-inch (1.5 cm) chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 lbs (226 g) white mushrooms, quartered
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