Indian Chicken Main Dish Recipes

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Kadai Chicken

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This is one of the delicious and easiest chicken dishes I have ever made. You can increase or decrease the chile peppers according to your taste.
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Biryani with Yogurt Marinated Chicken

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This is, as called by my mom, my signature biryani recipe. It's healthy and has half of the calories of a normal take-away so that's a bonus!
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Roasted Curried Chicken with Couscous

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A great blend of exciting and subtle flavors that are infused into the chicken during cooking, making every bite juicy and lively. As 'lively' as the flavor is, it is also great as a winter comfort food. I like to make the chicken just a bit on the spicy side, as when it is served with a side of mildly spiced couscous it mellows just enough. Makes the whole house smell delicious!
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Spicy Dry Fried Curry Chicken

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This recipe is from North India where my mother was born. She gave me the recipe when I was moving out. It has been a favorite dish in my family for years.
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Indian Chicken Curry (Murgh Kari)

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This is a really good recipe for spicy Indian chicken curry. It's pretty easy to make and tastes really good!
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Indian Chicken Curry II

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This is an adaptation of yellow chicken curry from India. The aromas and flavors are a delight to the senses! It is best served with fresh Naan bread and Jasmine or Basmati rice.
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Easy Indian Butter Chicken

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This is a recipe I have perfected over the years and passed onto many others. The sauce is perfect when creamy and not too thick or too thin. The level of salt and spices can be suited to your taste. Garam and tandoori masala can be found in the ethnic aisle of your grocery store.
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Curry Stand Chicken Tikka Masala Sauce

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A classic curry-stand recipe. This is not haute cuisine; this is the kind of nuclear-orange tikka masala that you crave when you stumble out of a pub at 2 a.m. I make vast quantities of the sauce at one time, and it freezes very well. I also added much more cayenne pepper than 1 teaspoon, but I give out the recipe like this for people who don't like heat.
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Chicken Tikka Masala

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This is an easy recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala--chicken marinated in yogurt and spices and then served in a tomato cream sauce. Serve with rice or warm pita bread.
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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

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Indian food is one of my favorites, so when my friend made this slow cooker version for my family we were head over heels! I don't think I've had a Butter Chicken that I've liked more. It's wonderful to put into the slow cooker in the morning and come home to the warm Indian spice smell....LOVE IT! Serve with basmati rice and warm naan bread.
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Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)

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Chicken Makhani is one of my favorite Indian dishes. It is a full flavored dish that complements the chicken well. It can be made as mild or spicy as you wish by adjusting the cayenne. Serve with basmati rice and naan bread.
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Chef John's Chicken Tikka Masala

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I probably get more requests for Indian food than any other ethnic cuisine, so I was very excited to be posting this recipe for chicken tikka masala; until I found out it's actually a British recipe. This is usually done with heavy cream, but I like to use coconut milk instead; the subtle sweetness it provides works beautifully with the spices in the dish. Serve with steamed rice.
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Chicken Tikka Masala

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Indian-Style Chicken And Onions

"Loved this chicken. Great tasting and it uses fresh ingredients" – Buckwheat Queen

Bengali Chicken Curry with Potatoes

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A delicious authentic recipe of chicken curry. I've had this almost every day growing up. If you want a more creamy and smooth sauce, blend the onions and tomatoes before adding the chicken and potatoes.