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Easy Chicken Madras Recipe

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"Takeaways: the great British institution. We love them. In fact, all of us, on average, have 2 takeaways a week. I love them, too. They're delicious, but should be an occasional treat. I love Indian food and I discovered Madras whilst at an Indian restaurant. It comes from a region known as Madras in southern India, which is now modern-day Chennai. This is a perfect swap - with fewer calories! Serve with a big spoonful of basmati rice, yogurt, and a fluffy naan."
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1 h 25 m servings 246
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Place onions, chile peppers, ginger, and garlic in a blender with a splash of water. Blend into a smooth paste; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a large, high-sided pan over medium heat. Cook paste until slightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  3. Heat a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add Madras curry powder; cook and stir until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Mix into the paste.
  4. Cook and stir chicken in the spice paste mixture until browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour in tomatoes. Fill the tomato can halfway with water and pour in too. Simmer over medium-low heat until liquid is reduced, about 50 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Scatter cilantro on top.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute 1 pound of vegetables or seafood for the chicken, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 246 calories; 6.8 20.7 25.6 59 256 Full nutrition

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I wasn't sure if we would like this, but it was surprisingly delicious. My husband is fussy, but he actually raved about it. It was nice to try something really different for a change, and I l...

No changes. Yes will make again. Really enjoying your app.

I've been wanting to learn how to make Indian food and this has come close to what I'm used to getting in a nearby restaurant. Next time I make it, I will blend the tomatoes in with the onion/ga...