My Husband's Favorite Chicken Curry

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

I should probably say that my husband is from India, so he knows his way around a curry. This is my own amalgamation of recipes my mother-in-law taught me, as well as recipes I've seen in various books. It's relatively easy, and makes great leftovers. So far, this is the only dish I've ever made where my husband has actually gotten up and kissed me after he tasted it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, mix together tumeric, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. Set-up a clean plate next to the bowl to make an assembly line. Pat chicken strips dry, and then rub each strip all over with spice mixture. Don't be afraid to get a lot on them, as this will just add to the flavor later. Shake off any excess, and continue coating.
  2. Once all the chicken is coated, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Set-up another plate near skillet. Once hot, add batches of chicken strips in a single layer. Brown on all sides, but don't cook all the way through (just a few minutes each should do). Set cooked strips on a separate plate, and once all are browned, set chicken aside. Keep the skillet on the heat, as you're going to use it next.
  3. In the same skillet, add the additional oil. Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds- these should start popping in a matter of seconds. Add in the onion, garlic and ginger, reduce the heat to medium and cook mixture until brown. Once mixture as taken on a caramel-colored apperance, add in the rest of the ingredients, and bring to a simmer.
  4. Return chicken and its juices to the simmering sauce, allowing the sauce to cover as much of the chicken as possible. Reduce the heat to medium low, and cover. Cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until chicken is cooked through. Serve immediately.
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What a great curry! I followed the recipe exactly and found no problems what so ever. Wonderful flavours and definitely a recipe I will be making again. Thanks for posting.