Our easy chicken curry recipes are quick to make for a midweek meal or easy entertaining dish. We have plenty of ideas, from chicken tikka masala and creamy chicken korma to healthy chicken curry, Thai green curry and butter chicken. Next, take a look at our classic Indian curry recipes, or, if you want to go veggie, try our vegetable curry recipes.


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Quick and easy chicken curries

Chicken katsu curry

If you always order the katsu curry when eating out in Japanese restaurants, you’ll be surprised to learn how easy this breaded chicken recipe is to make at home. Try our version with peas and rice. Why not try more of our Japanese recipes?

Breaded chicken fillets with katsu sauce, on a bed of rice and peas

Thai green chicken curry

Thai green curry is an Asian street food classic and it is very popular in the UK. Try our delicious green chicken curry recipe from Victoria Moore that shows you how to make the curry paste from scratch so that the fresh, vibrant flavours really come through.

Thai green chicken curry in a bowl on a bamboo mat

Butter chicken

This quick and easy chicken curry is sure to become a family favourite! You can use whatever curry paste you have to make this... it’s the combo of butter, almonds and yogurt that magically creates such a rich, creamy sauce.

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Dish of butter chicken curry

Chicken biryani

Check out this chicken biryani (or Kachche murgh ki biryani) recipe from chef Dhruv Mittal of DUM Biryani House, London. It's packed with flavour and isn't too tricky, plus it's a great one-pot dish to feed the family

Chicken biryani (Kachche murgh ki biryani)

Chicken jalfrezi

Made with chicken thigh fillets and a made-from-scratch spice blend, this easy, good-value curry is best served with basmati rice and naan.

Chicken Jalfrezi Curry Recipe

Healthy chicken korma

Fragrant, creamy and gently spiced, korma is super-comforting with its rich, buttery sauce. This version is lighter than the traditional recipe, yet it’s every bit as warming.

A chicken curry with rice and naans on the side

Slow cooker chicken curry

This creamy, aromatic curry is easy to make and is guaranteed to be a hit with the whole family. Put all the ingredients into a slow cooker and leave for four hours to let the spices infuse

Pot of chicken curry next to a towel and metal spoon

Whole braised chicken in rich gravy (duruj kura)

Originating from the Chittagong district of Bangladesh, this mellow, lightly spiced and creamy dish is traditionally served to welcome a new groom into the bride’s family.

Whole roast chicken in a turmeric sauce with fried onions on top

Chicken tikka masala

Britain’s favourite dish is a hybrid Indian chicken curry recipe born in the UK. Make sure your chicken gets nicely browned at the edges to add flavour for a fragrant, delicious tikka masala.

Tiffin box filled with chicken jalfrezi and rice

Chicken madras

This recipe for chicken madras is a really easy way to feed the family – a classic chicken curry for under 300 calories.

Pan of chicken madras topped with coriander

Chicken dhansak

This is our healthy version of chicken dhansak. It's easy to make, ready in under an hour, high in protein and under 500 calories. Put the takeaway menu down...

Bowl of chicken dhansak topped with coriander

Chicken korma

Ditch the weekend Indian take away and cook this simple, creamy chicken korma. Our vibrant recipe is low in calories yet packed with plenty of flavour. Perfect comfort food

Plate and pan of chicken korma with rice

Chicken vindaloo

The fiery, tangy vindaloo originates from Goa and is infused with Portuguese influences. Monica Sawhney Haldar's chicken version is a flavour-bursting, speedy twist on the classic, which usually features pork. Serve with rice or fresh chapatis for ultimate satisfaction.

Chicken in vindaloo sauce

Chicken saag

Our chicken saag recipe proves that you can eat healthily without having to miss out on your favourite foods. This comes in at under 500 calories and is ready in under an hour.

Healthy Curry Chicken Saag in a Casserole Dish

Coconut chicken curry

There's something really satisfying about making a curry from scratch. This flavour-packed coconut chicken curry makes for a delicious but easy family meal midweek, served with fragrant lemon rice

Bowl of coconut chicken curry with lemon rice

Vietnamese chicken curry

Uyen Luu’s vibrant Vietnamese curry combines chicken with squash, mangetout, potatoes and spices in this fragrant dish.

A chicken and squash curry

Indian chicken curry with black pepper

This fragrant southern Indian chicken curry is unusual in that it gets all its heat from black pepper rather than chilli. For maximum flavour from the spices, marinate the chicken for as long as you can, then it’s a speedy curry to make.

Indian Chicken Curry Recipe With Garlic and Black Pepper

Chettinad chicken

This recipe for chettinad chicken curry is a really easy delicious curry that will feed the family. Plus, it's under 300 calories.

Chicken Chettinad Curry Recipe

Healthy chicken curry

Our 5:2 diet-friendly chicken curry recipe bulks up on veg to keep the calories low. Freeze in portions for quick, midweek meals.

Healthy Chicken Curry served in a large silver frying pan ready to be served

Sri Lankan chicken curry

Make this your go-to special chicken curry. Straight from the kitchen of London's Kolamba restaurant, this Sri Lankan recipe uses oodles of fresh spices and a homemade roasted curry powder.

Bowl of kolamba Sri Lankan chicken curry

Sri Lankan cashew chicken curry

Make your own Sri Lankan curry powder and combine with coconut milk and toasted cashews to spice up this easy chicken curry recipe. Scoop up with warm roti for a comforting midweek meal.

Sri Lankan Cashew Nut Chicken Curry Recipe

Creamy chicken curry

Try this creamy but light chicken curry recipe from the east of India. The yogurt gives richness to the dish without much fat.

Creamy Indian Chicken Curry

West African chicken and sweet potato curry

Inspired by the peanut-based curries of West African cooking, this recipe is a simplified version, using peanut butter as a quick shortcut. It also freezes really well if you fancy making a double batch.

West African Chicken Curry Recipe With Sweet Potato and Peanuts

Thai yellow curry chicken noodles

Thai yellow curry paste adds a mild, fragrant spice to this light coconut curry with chicken and crunchy mangetout - ready in just 20 minutes! Check out more of our Thai recipes.

Thai Yellow Curry Chicken Recipe

Thai red chicken curry

Whip up a delicious curry with this dish combining butternut squash, chicken thighs, cherry tomatoes and coconut milk. This Thai recipe couldn't be simpler and is perfect served with coconut rice.

Bowl of Thai red curry on a towel next to a fork and lime

Keralan chicken curry

Also know as 'chertha kozhi kari', this chicken curry has classic flavours from Kerala, with ginger, green chilli, whole fragrant spices and a light, creamy gravy enriched with cashew nuts

Keralan chicken curry in a serving dish

Lighter chicken curry

Check out our easy chicken curry recipe with low-fat coconut milk, punchy madras paste and crunchy sugar snap peas. This flavoursome curry is low in calories and gluten-free. We have lots more low-calorie curry recipes where this came from.

Light Chicken Curry Recipe

Healthy chicken tikka masala

Chicken tikka masala is known for being sweet and creamy. Here, in The Curry Guy's lighter recipe, the buttery flavour is achieved by using ground almonds, and just enough sugar makes the masala mildly sweet. Fat-free yogurt makes for an incredibly creamy curry, too

Healthy chicken tikka masala

Ghayour house chicken kari

Try Sabina Ghayour's recipe for a rich tomato curry base – you can substitute the chicken with prawns, or use vegetables such as cauliflower, squash, courgettes or root vegetables to make a vegetarian or vegan alternative.

Ghayour house chicken kari

Chicken panang curry

Ready in just 35 minutes, our easy chicken panang curry recipe is a simple yet flavour-packed midweek meal for the family. Plus it's low in calories, too.

Plate of chicken panang curry with rice and limes

Japanese chicken and broccoli curry

Add white miso and soy sauce to your curry sauce for an umami-rich midweek meal packed with chicken thighs and veggies. We have lots more chicken thigh recipes.

Japanese Chicken Curry Recipe with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Quick chicken curry

Whip up our speedy coriander chicken curry in just under 30 minutes. This easy recipe is a perfect family midweek meal, as well as being low in calories and gluten-free.

Coriander Chicken Curry

Caribbean chicken curry

Make an easy chicken curry in half an hour. With coconut and sweet potato, this quick chicken curry is a tasty and filling midweek dish for four.

Wide dish of Caribbean chicken and sweet potato chicken

Chicken and cashew nut curry

An easy chicken curry recipe to spice up your midweek meals. Cashews add a deliciously creamy and crunchy texture. Finish with some fresh coriander leaves and enjoy!

Chicken and cashew curry

Cardamom chicken curry

Check out this low calorie cardamom chicken curry. This easy recipe is packed with plenty of flavour, and is perfect comfort food for all the family

Cardamom Chicken Curry Recipe

Yogurt-braised chicken

The lightly spiced yogurt curry sauce in this recipe keeps the chicken moist and flavoursome during cooking. Perfect served with brown basmati rice

A plate of yogurt chicken with salad on the side

Healthier sweet and sour chicken

Jazz up chicken breasts in this healthy version of a Cantonese classic recipe, sweet and sour chicken. Plenty more healthy chicken meal ideas over here.

Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Chicken curry udon

An easy Japanese-style chicken curry. Made with udon noodles and mild curry paste, it's healthy and comforting. Made to share, it's the best midweek meal for two.

Chicken Curry Udon Recipe

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