By Carl Hanson

These 5-star chicken curries span the globe. From India to the West Indies, they're simple recipes that deliver curry in a hurry -- the flavors are complex, not the preparations. Give 'em a try!

Want to DIY your own curry seasoning mix? Try Mild Curry Powder, a fragrant yellow curry. Here's a Jamaican Curry Powder. And one more to explore: Raghavan's Curry Blend.

This Indian-inspired chicken curry features chicken simmered with lots of aromatic spices in a coconut-milk sauce. Enjoy with naan and basmati rice.

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"I was already a fan of chicken curry, but this brought that love to a whole new level," raves Amy. "Extremely easy, and extremely yummy!"

"A classic curry-stand recipe," says Chris. "I make vast quantities of the sauce at one time, and it freezes very well."

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"This is a basic West Indian curried chicken recipe," says DANIELLE2877. "Extremely easy to prepare and delicious with standard Caribbean fare. Peas and rice go great with it!"

"Over the top," raves dutch. "Totally loved it. We threw in some mushrooms and served it with coconut rice."

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Chicken breasts are simmered with sherry, coconut milk, peanut butter, and curry spices. "Delicious," says ElvisInFlorida. "Better than most Thai restaurants."

Chicken breasts are simmered in a yogurt and tomato-based curry sauce flavored with garlic, onions, and ginger. "If you like curry, you have to try this recipe," says twoyorkiesmom. "An awesome yummy recipe! I made it twice now once with chicken and the second time with beef, both were absolutely delicious!"

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This Mozambique-style curry calls for chicken, but you can also make it with shrimp or crab. "Goes well with tomato chutney and onion hot sauce," says VALERIEKOOKA.

"A healthy and tasty chicken salad with a fruity twist," says Karen. "Great on a croissant or in a honey pita."

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Here's one on the mild side. "While there is a nice dose of red curry powder in the braise, it's certainly not the dominant flavor," says Chef John. "For something that might seem exotic and boldly-spiced, this a surprisingly mellow dish."

"Panang curry with chicken represents the diversity of Thailand's southern region,' explains wiley. "Panang refers to the island of Penang in Northern Malaysia bordering southern Thailand."

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"Based on a traditional Sri Lankan family recipe, this curry is spicy and full of flavor," says Sriyani.

Chicken simmers with coconut-milk curry spices and tomatoes. "A hearty chicken curry recipe, full of flavor and heat -- without having to buy a lot of expensive ingredients that I didn't already have in my pantry."

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This is a favorite restaurant-style chicken curry. Curry paste, coconut milk, ginger, and garlic combine with potatoes and sliced chicken breast. "Excellent," says Shana. "The recipe doesn't call for exotic ingredients that are hard to find, but the taste is restaurant quality."

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