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Easy Healthy Chicken Curry - A quick and simple recipe that produces super rich gravy and juicy chicken and is loaded with vegetables. #chinese #butter #yellow #thighs #glutenfree
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5 from 7 votes

Easy Chicken Curry (咖喱鸡)

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}
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: takeout
Servings: 4
Calories: 410kcal
Author: Maggie Zhu


  • 2 tablespoons butter , or vegetable oil
  • 1 white onion , minced
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1.5 lbs (689 g) boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut to 1-inch (1.5 cm) chunks
  • 4 tablespoons curry powder , or 3 tablespoons for a less spicy dish
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (14.5oz / 411g) can tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce , or tamari for a gluten-free dish
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 lbs (226 g) white mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 head broccoli , cut into bite-size pieces


  • Add butter to a large nonstick skillet (or a dutch oven) and heat over medium heat until hot. Add onions. Cook and stir until lightly golden, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and ginger. Cook and stir for 1 minute to release the fragrance.
  • Move all the ingredients to one side of the pan and melt the remaining butter on the other side. Add the chicken. Brown both sides until lightly golden, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  • Add the curry powder and ground black pepper. Stir and cook to mix well, 1 minute or so.
  • Add the canned tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the chicken stock, soy sauce, and mushrooms (if using). Bring to a boil. Turn to medium-low heat. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Add the broccoli and cook until tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Serve hot over steamed rice as a main dish.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.6g | Protein: 46.9g | Fat: 17.8g | Saturated Fat: 6.8g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 648mg | Potassium: 1046mg | Fiber: 5.7g | Sugar: 4.9g | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 6.7mg