By Sue Lau on May 25, 2002
Photo by popkutt
Photo by popkutt
"Watch out or you might get pulled over for a speeding ticket in the kitchen! Ready in 20 minutes. :)"
Serving Size: 1 (252 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Delicious! After reading through several recipes for chicken curry, I decided to try this one based on what I already had in the pantry. The modifications I made were to omit the raisins, and to double the cayenne and curry powder as other reviewers suggested. Additionally, I didn't have yogurt on hand so I substituted sour cream and it worked just fine. DH and I ate this dish served over rice and both agree that it was a success. Thanks for such a great recipe!"
"I had never tried Indian food before, but my husband loves it. I made this for dinner the other night and we both thought it was delicious! The only change i made was to omit the raisins. I made some basmati rice and homemade naan to go with it. Was surprised by how hot it was, but still enjoyed it. He's already asking me to make it again.
Since I originally posted almost a year ago, my husband asks me to make this on a weekly basis. I've played around with the amount of cayenne pepper, and usually cut it almost in half. I've also been to quite a few Indian restaurants since making this that first time, and so far this is tastier than any restaurant curry I've had."
"This was so delicious! My hubby said it's better than restaurant Indian food. Even my kids loved it. I made a 3-4 times the amount of sauce for a triple batch of chicken: 3 lbs chicken breast (this was a LOT of chicken w/ 3Tbs curry powder, next time I'd do half chicken and half beans and add a head of cooked cauliflower right into the sauce at the end since the sauce seems to beg for some creamy soft cauliflower), 6 oz can of tomato paste, 4 cups of chicken broth, 3 onions, 5 Tbs minced garlic (we love garlic), no cayenne pepper, 2/3 c. regular raisins, wish I had more cilantro since it added a nice bright flavor, the plain nonfat yogurt added a delicious creaminess to it and everyone reached for more yogurt to mix-in. Flouring the chicken in the plastic bag was really worth the extra step, the chicken stayed very moist with slight breading-like interesting texture (used white whole wheat flour). Delicious! Did take me an hour to make but I made a huge batch, for us it's enough for 2 full meals which is just perfect. Served with brown jasmine rice from Trader Joe's and peas. Thanks for the awesome recipe!"
"This was awesome! I used skinless boneless chicken thighs instead of breasts. I omitted the cilantro and raisins, and I just used a pinch of cayenne to keep the heat down. I also stirred the yogurt into the curry when it was done. And as others suggested, doubling the curry powder did make it great."
"Thank you Sue for sharing this wonderful recipe. I feel like you gave up some trade secrets on this one - and we love the name! I was hesitant to add so much curry and to add it after the chicken was cooked but it made the difference. Excellent instructions and a guaranteed winner if the recipe is followed. Thanks!"
"This is a fantastic recipe! I have never had curry chicken before but I was feeling adventurous the other day and decided to try it. I'm so glad I did!
I, like many others omitted the raisins and yogurt. I also doubled the cayenne pepper and curry because I really wanted some kick. The only disappointment was using minute rice. I will have to search for a more complementary side dish."
"I LOVE THIS. i cooked it for my boyfriend about 6 months ago for the first time, since he loves curry and hadnt had any in about 2 years, he loved it.... i made a few changes:
I like to add pineapple cut into squares when i return the chicken to the pan.
I use cream instead of yogurt.
I omit the risins
sometimes i add zucchini.
i like it creamy so i add a bit more cream. i cook this about 2-3 times per month :)"
"I loved this recipe! The only alteration I would offer to this though, is to add 2 TBSP of sour cream instead of yogurt (yogurt will give a different texture), as well as add a little more salt. Thanks again!"
"Awesome! I haven't done much Indian cooking, but my husband and I love eating it in restaurants. Well, this recipe rocks! Have prepared it several times now, with and without the raisins. Fab and oh so easy! When I have time I make Naan (from threeovens recipe #456790) to scoop our curry into - if not, just serve over rice cooked in chicken broth. Thanks for posting!"
"Terrific. Not the best I have ever had, but the best takes a very long time, and for a quicky - this is just fabulous! Made it up in about 20 minutes. Used all hot curry, next time will mix 1/2 sweet curry and 1/2 hot. Also added fresh mushrooms, which was a lovely addition. Would highly recommend for anyone who enjoys curry. This is simple, fast and really very good. Thanks! :]"
"This was great!!! I did double the pepper and the curry powder. I left out the raisins but I think next time I will add sliced almonds."
"Fantastic recipe! I omitted the raisins, substituted coconut yogurt for plain, and sriracha for cayenne, then added a sweet potato, that I microwaved, and cubed. Took it to another level..."
"Delicious! I get a craving for curry once in awhile and this fit the bill! The only change I made was to use regular raisins instead of the golden because that's what I had and I chopped them up really fine so my family wouldn't know they were in there. I definitely think you need the taste of the raisins in it, they add so much. I made naan bread to go with this."
"Soooooo good. We loved this. Made as written. It takes a lot more than 7 minutes to prep but well worth it. The golden raisins were a sweet tidbit in a savory sauce. The entire family inhaled it. Served over rice. We will make again and again. Thanks for posting Sue! Enjoy! ChefDLH"
"I followed the recipe exactly, but this did not taste like any Indian curry I've ever eaten. I've had both Vindaloo and Masala, which I love. I don't know what this was supposed to be, but I didn't like it."
"Quick and easy!"
"Really good, I followed some other reviews and added a little extra cayenne and curry powder, my family was very happy."
"i love this recipe its so simple takes ingredients everyone has in their pantry i find that i add 2 cups of chicken stock and if i make it for just me and my partner add half a tablespoon of extra curry powder for extra kick.i teamed this recipe with a naan bread i also found on this site.definately one to keep as you can alter it to everyones tastes"
"My family loved it. Wonderfully simple receipe, I didnt add raisins. But next time i will add cashews and make raita instead of using plain yogart. I love indian food and I have to say this is better then 85% of most indian resturants"
"Chicken curry in a hurry was Merry :)<br/>Just loved the way it's..<br/>I had it with chappathi. Thanks for such a food recipe."