17 Easy Chicken Curry Dinners from Around the World

African Curry
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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.

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Curry Stand Chicken Tikka Masala Sauce

Curry Stand Chicken Tikka Masala Sauce
Curry Stand Chicken Tikka Masala Sauce. Nicolette

"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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Curried Coconut Chicken

Curried Coconut Chicken
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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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Chicken and Apple Curry

Chicken and Apple Curry
Chicken and Apple Curry. Evelyn

"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!"

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West Indian Curried Chicken

"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!"

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Malaysian Mango Chicken Curry

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

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Sherry Chicken Curry

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

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Indian Chicken Curry (Murgh Kari)

Indian Chicken Curry (Murgh Kari)
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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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African Curry

African Curry

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.

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Fruity Curry Chicken Salad

Fruity Curry Chicken Salad
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"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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Green Coconut Chicken

Green Coconut Chicken
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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 boldly-spiced, this a surprisingly mellow dish."

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Panang Curry with Chicken

Panang Curry with Chicken
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"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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Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry
Sri Lankan Chicken Curry. Martyna

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

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Indian Chicken Curry II

Indian Chicken Curry II
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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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Adriel's Chinese Curry Chicken

Adriel's Chinese Curry Chicken.

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 ingredients that are hard to find, but the taste is restaurant quality."

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Jamaican Style Curry Chicken

Jamaican-Style Curry Chicken

A spicy Jamaican-style curry with tomatoes, onions, garlic, curry spices, and habanero pepper! "Rich and hearty with a great flavor when you can't get the real thing in the islands," says Ed G II. "Try a variety of hot peppers to change the flavor--even sweet bell peppers give a different taste. Use fresh thyme to really bring out the fresh taste."

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Burmese Chicken Curry

Burmese Chicken Curry
Burmese Chicken Curry. LInC

Here's a Burmese-inspired mildly spiced chicken curry with a fish-infused sauce. "This meal is excellent served with rice and indian breads such as chapati, roti or naan," says Lee Jackson. "Garam Masala can be found in most supermarkets in the spice section or from asian supermarkets. You can also make your own pretty easily."

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Spicy Thai Red Curry

overhead shot red Thai curry with chili pepper garnish

This quick red curry recipe transforms coconut milk, Thai basil, red curry paste, garlic, ginger, and skinless, boneless chicken thighs into a flavorful meal in under an hour. Enjoy with jasmine rice. NoFailRecipes, who submitted the recipe suggests, "If you can't find lime leaves, you can use a bay leaf and a bit of lemon and lime zest."

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