Chicken Curry I Recipe -
Chicken Curry I Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Chicken Curry I

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"This is a very old family recipe. It's everybody's favorite. Curry should be cooked slowly for a long time to get the best flavor. I often cook it the day before for even better flavor. Serve over rice."

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Original recipe makes 4 to 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Fry the onions in olive oil until browned. Add the cinnamon and the bay leaf. Continue stirring and add the ginger, paprika, curry powder, sugar, salt, and garlic. Continue stirring for 2 minutes. Mixture will become much like a paste.
  2. Add chicken pieces and tomato. Add enough water to just cover the chicken. Simmer until chicken is done, about 20 minutes.
  3. Just before serving, add the lemon juice and the cayenne pepper. Simmer for 5 more minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 06, 2003

I followed the instructions up to adding the chicken, then dumped everything in a crockpot with 5 chicken breasts, used less water, cooked all day long until the chicken fell apart. Skipped the lemon, brushed some pita breads with garlic/cilantro butter, stuck them under the broiler until golden, served with toasted almonds sprinkled over the curry and basmati rice. Turned out very good and super easy. A keeper.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 29, 2005

It is a good recipe but a little bland I added some 1/2 cup yogart and 2 drops of coconut extract kicked up the giner and garlic and add some more curry powder 2 bags of frozen veggies and it was great I would definatley make it again.

Feb 03, 2006

The best curry I ever made. I did make a few changes though. I ommited the cayenne because I used hot curry powder and I also added a table spoon of cumin and a 1/2 c of plain yogurt. I also, took the tip from another reviewer and thickened it up with corn starch. I then put this in the oven and cooked at 200F for 3 hours. It came out so tender and flavorful. This is my new curry recipe from here on out!

Jul 23, 2003

I love chicken curry...(my mother-in-law is Queen Curry..her beef and chicken curry dishes are beyond compare), but I'm glad you posted this one Colleen. Now I can claim I know how to make this wonderful dish. The cinnamon is a gives off a unique flavor not acquired by other spices. We usually use a cinnamon stick instead of the powder and don't remove it. Thanks again.

Jan 23, 2003

I have a boyfriend who is 1/2 Indian. He was so surprised when I made this along with Indian Dahl with Spinach (also on this site) which was also wonderful. He said it tasted very authentic and came quite close to his own mother's ... Now that's a compliment !!! I loved it as well. I did add more cayenne than it said though and more curry than it said, and crushed red pepper as we both like spicy food. I recommend it highly !!!!

Sep 25, 2005

I used boneless/skinless chicken breasts which I browned in olive oil with the onions...I added extra cayenne, black pepper, and two pinches of salt...I alos went heavy on the ginger, cinnamon, and red curry the end I used one potato which I diced really tiny and a splash of lime juice...WONDERFUL!!! I come from a long line of southern creole/cajun cooks and my husband is used to that kind of food...after his millionth bite, he told me that this is DEFINITELY a keeper!

Nov 05, 2006

Fantastic recipe, I've been searching for a hearty curry like this for a long time! I followed others advice by only putting in 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and using chicken stock rather than water, I also blended the onions into a paste rather than frying them chopped. I added cornflour to thicken and organic half fat yoghurt to mellow the spices. There's lots of disgreement about spicyness - I like mild curries so I thought this was quite spicy, it your pallet is more suited to super hot then you probably need to add hotter/more curry powder and cayenne pepper. Fantastic, I will definitely use again and would use to entertain.

Oct 30, 2004

I read several reviews and compared several recipes before making. Quite a few thought this recipe was bland so I made a few changes. I used this as my main recipe and took a few hints from Curry Chicken II. I used about 3lbs of wingettes(only chicken I had on hand.) I made the following changes according to Curry Chicken II - 4.5T of curry powder and 1 can each of chicken broth and cream of chicken soup(instead of water to cover) I also added a dash of accent and a lot more than a dash of Goya's Adobe and a creole seasoning instead of salt. (I did not use any cayenne pepper because my curry powder was HOT). I omitted the ginger(didnt have any), and I omitted the lemon and tomato paste(just over looked them while toggling between recipes. However, mine was so good I doubt I add them in the future) I cooked in a crock pot for about 6 hours on low. I added in potatoes half way through. At the end I thickened my sauce with corn starch. Served over rice. This was to die for!!!!! I have definitely found my curry recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 343 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 24.3 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 22.3 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 83 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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