Fortunately, Sean shares my love of Indian takeout. While I love chicken tikka masala, he always opts for chicken curry. He’s been asking me to try to recreate it at home for some time now, and I finally succumbed.
While this recipe isn’t identical to the one that we would get from our local Indian restaurant back in Baltimore, it’s still pretty delicious. On top of that, it’s super simple to make.
Fair warning: it’s not exactly friendly to the waistline. Sorry, guys.
UPDATE: I’ve updated the recipe to include an option to use plain Greek yogurt instead of the heavy cream. I’ve found that the flavor is almost exactly the same, and it’s waaaayyy healthier.
This recipe is adapted from one I found on the blog I Will Not Eat Oysters. It’s one of my new favorite blogs; her recipes are delicious and the photos are beautiful.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 4 tbs yellow curry powder
- 1 tsp salt, plus more to taste
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbs vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream OR 16 oz. 0% or 2% plain Greek yogurt (the Greek yogurt route is definitely less fattening)
- rice, for serving
In a large bowl, toss the chicken around in the curry powder, salt, pepper, and cinnamon until completely coated. The original post offers some very good advice: Wash your hands and clean under your nails right away so you aren’t stained yellow.
Put the vegetable oil in a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until all sides are browned.
Add the heavy cream or Greek yogurt and stir. Turn the heat to medium-low, cover the skillet partially, and simmer for 15 minutes or so. The chicken will finish cooking through and the sauce will thicken.
Serve the chicken and sauce over rice. Enjoy!