Easy Indian Chicken Curry


Literally the words I have to express myself right now as I lick my lips, polishing off the last bits of flavor from the awesome curry dish I made tonight. MMMMMMMMMMMM. Wowza.

So you ask, “Erin, just what was in this dish?”

Lots of spice and everything that’s nice.

And, the best part? It was completely made up as I went along.

I started with a lovely Curry Sauce from http://www.curryrecipes.org/, with no real idea on where I was going to go next. (full recipe below) As I stirred and smelled the aromas and admired the completed sauce, I looked at it and decided that it wasn’t enough on its own, and that it needed more. Not as a sauce, but as a dish. Sadly, I got NO pictures of the finished product, and the in progress dishes do little justice, so no pictures until the next time I make it. But, please enjoy.


Easy Indian Chicken Curry

1 recipe Curry Sauce (see below)

1 cup water
1 large potato, cubed

Add cup of water to the prepared curry sauce along with potato, and cover, allowing to simmer while working on rest of the dish.

1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 large onion, diced
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp coriander
1 tsp curry powder
2 tbsp wine
1 chicken breast, cubed
1 tsp cinammon
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
yogurt for serving
*note, next time, I would add 1 cup heavy cream at the same time of adding in the potato/curry mixture.

In olive oil, saute garlic and onions until he onions are translucent, then add in the cumin, coriander, curry powder and wine. Add in the chicken and allow to cook until white all around outside. Next, add in potato and curry sauce mixture. (here is where I’d add the cream). Allow to simmer until potato soft, but not mushy.

Serve over basmati rice with a dollop of yogurt and garlic naan. As we didn’t have any garlic naan, I took some thin sandwich rounds, pasted with a mixture of melted butter and garlic powder and broiled at 500 degrees for 2-3 minutes.

Curry Sauce (from curryrecipes.org)
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons of onions, finely chopped
3 tablespoons of white wine
1 cup of low-fat chicken broth
1 tablespoon of butter
1 tablespoon of flour
¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper

2 tablespoons of yellow curry powder mild
2 teaspoons of orange peel, grated
Fresh cilantro, chopped

Allow garlic and onions to “sweat” in wine for 3-4 minutes. Meanwhile mix butter, cayenne and flour in a small bowl. Add the chicken broth to the garlic and onions, and then add in the butter, cayenne and flour mixture. Once well mixed in, bring to a boil and let thicken until sauce is glossy (yes! glossy). Reduce heat and add in the cilantro, curry powder and orange peel.

This is linked to
Dr. Laura’s Tasty Tuesday
Hearth & Soul @ Girlichef
Foodie Friday @ Designs for Gollum
Friday Potluck — right here @ EKat’s Kitchen.

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6 Responses

  1. I love the sauce in here, just made one myself, but the addition of orange peel is intriguing… going to try this tomorrow! I will have to try and find the yellow curry powder…

  2. Dan says:

    The orange does sound interesting, as does adding the wine. I’m going to bookmark that site.

    I don’t use pre-mixed curry powders often just because I’m fortunate to live near where I can get the individual ingredients at a good price, and I use them often.

    Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s inferior. It’s just specific to a particular type of curry. There are lots of good pre-mixed powders and as long as they’re not full of salt, they’re great. Especially if you don’t make curry often and don’t feel a need to own a one-pound bag of corriander 🙂 Many of my Indian spices seem to come in these giant bags.

  3. Oh man, I just love the idea of adding in the orange, so clever. And did you know that orange is also good medicinally for warming, so it’s the perfect addition during chilly weather. Thanks for linking up with the Hearth and Soul hop. I’m following you now 🙂

  4. For now I’m going to have to use my imagination on the orange peel. Love the idea though and looking forward to trying it. Perfect cold weather comfort food.

    Thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop.

  5. JennyBean says:

    This sounds divine!

  6. Miriam says:

    I just love curries, there’s something about them that I find addictive :). Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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