Easy curry chicken with yellow and red curry
4.94 from 29 votes
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Chicken Curry

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Rachael
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Chinese
Chicken Curry is an aromatic chicken dish in a rich curry sauce with coconut served over white rice.
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  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 small yellow or white onion chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons yellow curry powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Thai red curry paste
  • 15- ounce coconut milk canned, full fat
  • ½ cup water or chicken stock optional
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • salt to taste
  • handful fresh cilantro roughly chopped
  • 4 cups cooked white rice for serving

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  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium low heat. Add the onions and minced garlic and cook for a few minutes until the onions are fragrant and softened.
  2. Add the chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes, browning it a little. Add curry powder and paste; cook for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add the coconut milk, and let simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked.
  4. Add water or chicken stock depending on the consistency you want for the sauce, or let simmer longer to thicken if needed.
  5. Stir in the brown sugar, fish sauce, and lime juice. Taste and salt if needed
  6. Top with fresh cilantro, serve over cooked rice.

Recipe Notes

How thick you want your curry sauce is up to you, so you can add chicken stock or water to thin it after simmering. However, sometimes chicken will let out a lot of juice, and instead of needing to thin it, you might need to let it thicken more, so you would simmer longer. This will vary based on the heat of your stovetop and the ingredients you use, so adjust to your preference.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 616, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 23g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 270mg, Potassium: 795mg, Carbohydrates: 56g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 31g, Vitamin A: 655%, Vitamin C: 8%, Calcium: 70%, Iron: 5.3%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword chicken curry