Burmese Chicken Curry


A mildly spiced curry from Burma with a beautiful fish-infused sauce! Try it!!! Garam Masala can be found in most supermarkets in the spice section or from asian supermarkets. You can also make your own pretty easily. This meal is excellent served with rice and indian breads such as chapati, roti or naan.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
8 servings


  • 2 ¼ pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into chunks

  • 2 teaspoons curry powder

  • ½ teaspoon garam masala

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 5 teaspoons corn oil

  • 2 tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon minced lemon grass

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 1 cup water


  1. Rub chicken thighs with curry powder, garam masala, salt. Cover and set aside. Place onion, garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper, and paprika in a blender with 2 tablespoons of water and blend into a smooth paste.

  2. Heat the oil in a large, lidded skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion mixture until darkened, about 7 minutes. Stir in chicken thighs and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, then add tomatoes, lemon grass, and fish sauce. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir in 1 cup of water and bring the curry to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low and cook until the chicken begins to fall apart, stirring occasionally, 25 to 35 minutes. Remove lid and increase heat. Cook until the sauce is reduced, about 5 minutes. Skim off excess oil from the top and discard.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

215 Calories
12g Fat
5g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 215
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 495mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 306mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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