The 20+ BEST Chicken Curry Recipes

The 20+ BEST Chicken Curry Recipes

Chicken Curry Recipes – Are you looking for an easy and delicious way to spice up your dinner routine? Chicken curry is the perfect solution!

This ancient dish has been enjoyed around the world for centuries, with each country having its own special ingredients and unique flavor profile.

Today we’ll be exploring all the possibilities of chicken curry recipes so that you can find one (or more!) that fits perfectly with your culinary style and tastes buds. Let’s dig in!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of chicken is best for curry recipes?

Go with chicken thighs, they’re juicy and absorb flavors like a dream. Personally, I prefer bone-in (skinless) for my curries, but you can certainly use boneless if you prefer.

Are these recipes spicy?

Some are and some aren’t! Though you can certainly adjust the heat to your preference. If you love spicy, some top picks on the list are Thai Green Curry, Chicken Masala and Jamaican Curry. If you’re looking for milder, some top picks are Korma, Caldereta and South African Curry.

What can I serve with chicken curry?

Fluffy basmati rice, naan, or even couscous. Each provides a beautiful stage for your curry to shine.

Chicken Curry Recipes:

1. Chicken Korma

We will start this delicious chicken curry recipes list with one of the most quintessential and popular dishes from the Indian Subcontinent …Chicken Korma!!

Creamy, rich and finger licking, Korma is cooked slow and low with flavors created to suit the King’s palate. Korma is an iconic dish from India, with deep roots in Moghlai cuisine.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Korma

2. Thai Green Chicken Curry

This Thai Green Curry is an absolute flavor bomb, with spicy, salty, umami and sweet Thai flavors. You can customize it from mild to Thai Hot!

It’s one of our all tie favorite chicken curry recipes.

Get the Recipe: Thai Chicken Curry

3. Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry is creamy, luscious and rich, with chicken braised in an onion-tomato based gravy with coconut milk and exotic spices.

You don’t want to miss this one!

Get the Recipe: Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

4. Trinidadian Curry Chicken

This curry chicken from the Caribbean island country of Trinidad hits close to home.

Curry powder and fresh herbs and aromatics in their green seasoning form the base of this super simple chicken affair.

Get the Recipe: Trini Chicken Curry

5. Chicken Masala

Homestyle Indian Chicken Curry!!

Simple, yet crowd pleasing. Impress your friends and neighbors… Guess what? Indian doesn’t have to mean spicy! But it sure means flavorful!

Get the Recipe: Indian Chicken Masala

6. Chicken Caldereta

Chicken Caldereta… Try this mild yet tasty coconut based Filipino Chicken curry.

It’s packed with loads of veggies and tons of flavor!

Get the Recipe: Chicken Caldereta

7. Jamaican Curry Chicken

This Jamaican Curry Chicken is a MUST for all you fellow chicken curry lovers.

It’s super easy and absolutely loaded with great flavors!

Get the Recipe: Jamaican Curry Chicken

8. Country Captain Chicken

Country Captain Chicken… Indian curry meets Lowcountry cooking. Simply known as Country Captain, this is a Southern Icon you may have never tasted. 

Often found on tables from Charleston to Savannah, it’s a delicious Southern curried chicken simmered in tomato sauce, a simple dish layered with vibrant spices resulting in amazing flavors.

Get the Recipe: Country Captain

9. Kedjenou Chicken

Kedjenou is a beloved stew from the Ivory Coast. It’s so simple, yet so spectacularly tasty.

Do you want it spicy? Oh, I will show you how to make it spicy!

Get the Recipe: Kedjenou

10. South African Chicken Curry

A milder and sweeter alternative to Indian and Caribbean curries, this South African Chicken Curry is still jam packed with flavor!

This South African Chicken Curry doesn’t even come close to anything you’ve known before. It’s a completely different flavor, yet so delectable!

This one is mild and sweet, albeit with loads of curry powder, reminding you of that curry flavor every single bite.

Get the Recipe: South African Curry

11. Chicken Asado

This Filipino Chicken Asado is simple in nature, yet there are so many flavors going on at the same time. It’s a brilliant combination of tangy, sweet, sour and savory.

The chicken is marinated in citrus juice and soy sauce as the main flavor boosters, then braised to perfection in a tomato sauce until the meat is tender and fall off the bone…

Get the Recipe: Chicken Asado

12. Vietnamese Chicken Curry

A bowl full of light, brothy curry with a golden hue!! Tender chunks of chicken, aromatic spices, some veggies in a luscious coconut milk base infused with lemon grass, garlic and fish sauce. How can that not be delicious?

Now you have my attention my friends. That’s Cà Ri Gà, or Vietnamese Chicken Curry, for you!! This curry is a perfect example of the intricate balance of flavors that Vietnamese cuisine is famous for.

Get the Recipe: Vietnamese Chicken Curry

13. Chinese Chicken Curry

Have you ever wonder if they make curry in China? Apparently they do! This one comes along quick like their stir fries. 🙂

Who wouldn’t want easy, quick and delicious?

Get the Recipe @ vikalinka

14. Cambodian Chicken Curry (Somlar kari saek mouan)

Somlar kari saek mouan is a deliciously spiced Cambodian chicken curry that is prepared with a fragrant red curry paste known as kroeung kraham.

Life is so much more interesting with all these unique and different flavors happening in your kitchen.

Get the Recipe @ houseofnasheats

15. Penang Curry

Thai Panang Chicken Curry is just like you would get in any Asian restaurant. Give this amazing red chicken curry a try.

It’s much easier than you would think.

Get the Recipe at @ aspicyperspective

16. Chicken Tikka Masala

These aromatic chicken chunks in creamy tomatoeey sauce might remind you a little bit of butter chicken, but there are subtle differences.

I absolutely love the recipe below and it will show how easy it is to recreate one of the very iconic dishes in your kitchen.

Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

17. Malaysian Kapitan Chicken

Kapitan chicken (Ayam Kapitan in Malay) is truly a Malaysian curry, the amalgamation of the diverse array of Malay, Chinese and Indian eating culture.

A harmonious blend of spices with a few Asian aromatics like kaffir leaves, lemon grass blend beautifully with chicken braised in coconut milk.

Get the Recipe @ marionskitchen

18. Cape Malay Curry

Spice up chicken thighs in a South African curry, packed with flavorful spices from the Malay district in Cape Town, South Africa.

This one pot Cape Malay Chicken Curry will tickle your taste buds with a unique mix of spices.

Get the Recipe @ beyondkimchee

19. Kadai Chicken 

Kadai Chicken is a North Indian and Pakistani style chicken curry where chicken is cooked in a spicy freshly ground spice mix.

Make restaurant style classic Kadai chicken in your kitchen with this straight forward chicken curry recipe.

Get the Recipe @ whiskaffair

20. Chicken Katsu

Katsu Curry is total comfort food with a Japanese twist.

Crispy fried chicken cutlet with a rich flavorful gravy, all atop a bed of rice. It can’t get much better than that!

Get the Recipe @ tablefortwoblog

21. Butter Chicken

Probably one of the best known curry recipes to anyone going to an Indian restaurant, and probably the first someone might try as it doesn’t look as intimidating as some of the other fiery contenders.

Tender and juicy grilled or roasted chicken morsels, marinated in spiced and herbed yogurt, and later mixed in one of the creamiest and most decadent tasting tomatoey sauces.

Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

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20+ BEST Chicken Curry Recipes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This collection of great Chicken Curry Recipes from around the world includes a big variety of flavors, from spicy to mild.


  • Chicken Korma
  • Thai Green Chicken Curry
  • Sri Lankan Chicken Curry
  • Trinidadian Curry Chicken
  • Chicken Masala
  • Chicken Caldereta
  • Jamaican Curry Chicken
  • Country Captain Chicken
  • Kedjenou Chicken
  • South African Chicken Curry
  • Chicken Asado
  • Butter Chicken
  • Chinese Chicken Curry
  • Cambodian Chicken Curry (Somlar kari saek mouan)
  • Penang Curry
  • Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Malaysian Kapitan Chicken
  • Cape Malay Curry
  • Kadai Chicken
  • Chicken Katsu


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  2. Gather ingredients.
  3. Cook your new favorite Chicken Curry Recipe!

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