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Easy Chicken Curry Recipe

Chicken Curry or Curry Chicken as some will like to call it is a fragrant, delicious dish from South Asia, Southeast Asia, as well as in the Caribbean but this Chicken dish has found its way across the hearts of so many people beyond these boundaries. This recipe is usually served with white Rice or flat Bread like Chapati.

Easy Curry Chicken

I know this popular Asian inspired dish has a lot of variations but they all point to the same delicious aroma of Curry!

Curry Chicken

This Chicken curry recipe is not just delicious but it is very easy to put together. Not so much spice is used in this particular recipe, but the little that is used blends together so well to create a great tasting dish.

chicken meat

Cutting the Chicken into bite size reduces your cooking time. I used Chicken breast for this recipe but of course, you can use any Chicken part of your choice.

Note: You can use bigger portions of the Chicken like the Thighs or drumsticks but it will definitely take a longer time to cook.

stir fried onions

I like to add a form of heat to my curry chicken recipe and my favorite is the Habanero (Scotch bonnet) because it does not only add the heat, it also adds flavor. Feel free to remove the seeds if you want less heat – I used just half of a whole pepper, feel free to use to your taste.

mixing the ingredients

Once the Onion becomes translucent, add the Chicken and the seasoning then mix together until the chicken is well coated. Stir in the Coconut Milk and Tomato paste and leave it to cook for about 5 minutes. Yes, I used Coconut milk because I love it and most people do but if you don’t like it, you can substitute with Greek Yoghurt.

mixing the ingredients

After about 5 minutes, add the Potatoes and the Chicken stock mix it together until the Potatoes become tender.

mixed ingredients

…..and voila! Your chicken curry is ready!

curry chicken

Serve with White Rice or any flat Bread like Chapati.


You can as well use chili powder or Fresh Chili peppers for this Chicken Curry recipe but my choice is the Habanero pepper because it also adds a ton of flavor to the meal.


  1. 1/2 lb Chicken Breast
  2. 1 small Onion
  3. 1 Tsp minced Ginger
  4. 1 Tbsp Curry powder
  5. 1/2 Tsp minced Habanero
  6. 1 Cup diced Potato
  7. Black Pepper and Salt to taste
  8. 1 Tbs Tomato paste
  9. 1 Cup Coconut Milk
  10. 2 Tbs Coconut Oil (or any other cooking Oil)
  11. A handful of Green Beans and sweet peas


  • Cut up the Chicken into bite size.
  • Saute the Onions, Ginger and Habanero until the Onions become translucent.
  • Add the Chicken and season with the Curry powder, Black pepper Salt
  • Mix together until the Chicken is totally covered with the curry powder and the other seasoning
  • Add the Coconut Milk and dissolce the Tomato paste inside the Milk
  • Cover and let it cook for about 5 minutes on a medium heat.
  • Add the Potatoes and Chicken stock, cover it up and leave it to cook until the potato becomes tender.
  • Add the Green beans and sweet peas and leave to simmer for few seconds
  • Adjust the water content and seasoning if necessary.
  • Serve with White Rice or Chapati.

Watch the detailed video on how to make this easy curry Chicken below:

If you enjoy this recipe, you might also like these:

Easy Chicken stir fry with Spinach

Chicken and Vegetable stir-fry

Efo riro – Nigerian Spinach stew


Saturday 9th of July 2022

So yummy and easy to learn

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Sunday 10th of July 2022

Thank you, paul.👍


Saturday 28th of March 2020

Lola, thank you so much! Curry recipe came out GREAT. I added a bit more coconut milk towards the end cause curry was a bit too strong for me. Everyone loved it 😬

I’ll be trying out some of your other recipes too! Thanks!

Lola Osinkolu

Sunday 29th of March 2020

You are welcome Jojo, I'm glad the recipe worked out well for you!


Tuesday 3rd of March 2020

Thanks and God bless, i wish i could share my talents with people as well. A DIY chef who does great and interesting meal, had to rush down to your page to check for donuts


Monday 17th of February 2020

Hi, did you parboil the chicken before adding it or is it raw chicken. Thanks

Lola Osinkolu

Tuesday 18th of February 2020

No, I didn't parboil.

Ebile Daudu

Wednesday 11th of January 2017

Hi Lola, don't stop this good work. I am really impressed. I am a chef in training (DIY thingy). I am going to try this for the weekend. And I will give you feedback.

Lola Osinkolu

Friday 13th of January 2017

Thanks for your beautiful words Ebile, I will be so happy to know the outcome my fellow diy chef :) Happy cooking.

Lola Osinkolu

Monday 30th of November -0001

Thanks for your beautiful words Ebile, I will be so happy to know the outcome my fellow diy chef :) Happy cooking.