It's easy to buy a cooked hen, take the meat off the bone and use it in a 'wow' recipe. I especially like it for dishes like this curry that I might not have time to make from scratch.



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

To serve:


  • Mix spices in small bowl. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or small soup kettle over medium-high heat; add onion and saute until golden, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Add garlic; saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add spices; toast until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add chicken; stir until completely coated with spices. Add coconut milk, tomatoes and broth. Bring to a simmer; cook uncovered until flavors blend and stew is thick, about 20 minutes.

  • Remove from heat, sprinkle with cilantro and serve over rice. Pass chutney separately.


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Nutrition Facts

564 calories; 22.2 g total fat; 83 mg cholesterol; 631 mg sodium. 58 g carbohydrates; 32 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (150)

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185 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 110
  • 4 star values: 55
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
My family loved this recipe. I doubled the amount of curry and added shredded carrots and sliced zucchini as well as eliminating the tomatoes. Very versatile great one dish meal. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
i was looking for a bit of a change from the chicken curry i usually make. this proved to be really delicious and i also threw in a diced chili for some heat. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very very good. I followed the recipe to a T....only added the cilantro to the dish while cooking. (I do this all the time....dried from Penzeys Spice Company). Thank you for sharing! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is very good for a curry considering how easy it is to make. My husband loved it. It will be a standard. I used chicken breasts. It is a keeper. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Yummy as directed. I do like a little more coconut sweetness. Perhaps I will drain the tomatoes next time. So good with noodles! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
First time using curry. I wanted a change from the norm.I didn't do the "to serve" part. Served with mashed potatoes to soak up the sauce. My husband and I both liked it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a great recipe. It is really good with basmanti rice. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I've never had curry chicken but really wanted to try it. I found this recipe and decided that the ingredients were simple enough and I had almost every ingredient listed. This came out well. I had to add a flour and water mixture to help it thicken up a little. Besides that it was pretty good. My family loved it. I wasn't quite sure what you serve with this kind of dish so I just added a tossed green salad. This one is a keeper and I will be making this again. I only gave it four stars because I really haven't had any other curry dishes to compare it with. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very good and surprisingly easy! Read More