Quick Chicken Curry Recipe

Erin S. | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Quick Chicken Curry - an easy Indian chicken curry you can make in minutes, even on your busiest night! Grab some naan at the store and you’re set.

Indian food is pretty much my comfort food lately. There is just something about all the warm spices that gets me every time!

Thankfully my family agrees.

Quick Chicken Curry Photo

Pretty much any Asian food is on repeat at my house. Garlic Beef Noodle Bowls have to be one of our favorites.

They are ready so fast, so even when you are crazy busy, you can have a homemade dinner on the table. That is exactly what this chicken curry recipe is; fast, easy, and delicious. 

Quick Chicken Curry Picture

Often times when you see a curry chicken it is made with coconut milk. I love the hint of coconut the milk gives to a curry, but it is not always my husband’s favorite.

He is more of a Butter Chicken kind of guy, where no coconut milk is involved. 

Quick Chicken Curry Image

So, I decided to mix things up for him and use Greek yogurt instead. The yogurt helps to thicken the sauce and make the chicken curry extra creamy.

I always serve ours over rice and sometimes even a little naan bread on the side! You can even buy naan bread in the regular grocery store these days, so it is super easy.

I just toast it and brush with a tiny bit of garlic butter to make it extra tasty. 

A lot of people see Asian or Indian food and get a little bit scared. But it is easy, trust me!! So....

How to make Chicken Curry

  • It is all about the spices. You can find almost everything in your local grocery store these days. This uses curry powder and garam masala. If you cannot find garam masala, you can always make your own.
  • Make sure your ingredients are fresh. Spices lose their potency after a while, so make sure they are fresh. They say you should replace all of your spices within 6-12 months of buying them. 
  • Have everything ready. As a rule, Asian food tends to cook quickly. So, you want to make sure to have everything in place. Indian chicken curry will simmer to have the spices come together, but up until that point it moves quickly.
  • Tip - when using yogurt, let the yogurt come to room temperature while you are cooking. It can separate easily when you add it to the heat, so letting it come to room temperature, and tempering it with some of the hot cooking liquid will help this from not happening. 

This chicken curry is super-fast to come together. You don't have to let it simmer for very long to have the spices blend and create great flavor.

Quick Chicken Curry Pic

Dinner can be on the table in about 20 minutes! Can't beat that!

Get out of that dinner rut, and try this chicken curry recipe. It is not spicy, so you don't need to worry about that.

Just soothing, comforting spices that will warm you up on a cold night!

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Quick Chicken Curry Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, cubed
  • 1 cup Onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Curry Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Garam Masala
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt, let come to room temp while cooking


  1. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add oil to the pan, swirling to coat.
  2. Add chicken and onion. Sauté for 4-5 minutes until the onions are soft and the chicken is browned, but not cooked through.
  3. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  4. Mix in curry powder and garam masala. Stir until the chicken is well coated.
  5. Add tomato paste and mix until well blended.
  6. Whisk in chicken broth. Bring to a simmer for 5-6 minutes.
  7. In a small bowl mix 2 tablespoon of hot cooking liquid with yogurt to temper.
  8. Add to pan and cook for 2 minutes until hot.
  9. Serve over rice.
  10. Garnish with cilantro if desired.


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Author: Erin S.
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 46
Calories 191

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 967mg
Total Carbohydrate 8g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 2g
Protein 26g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Erin S.

About Erin

Erin is passionate about quick and easy dinners that lead to family togetherness on her blog, Dinners, Dishes & Desserts. How could we not ask her to share that passion as an Easy Dinner fanatic?

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