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Easy Chicken Madras Curry

5 from 4 votes
Course: Meals
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 560kcal
Author: Bella Bucchiotti
An easy chicken madras curry is just the thing when the weather is cold! This warming, spicy Indian curry is sure to warm you up. This chicken madras recipe teams chicken with aromatic authentic Indian flavours and it is so easy to make spicy chicken curry!
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  • 2 Tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion medium, diced 
  • 4 Cloves garlic pressed or minced
  • 1 Tablespoon curry powder madras
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon smoked paprika sweet
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cloves
  • 1 Pinch cayenne 
  • 1 Can diced tomatoes 28 ounce
  • 1 Can coconut milk 14 ounce
  • 4 chicken breasts cut into chunks


  • Heat oil in a dutch oven on low heat.  Add onion and cook for 5 minutes until translucent.  Stir in garlic and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add all spices and cook for another 5 minutes. (if this mixture becomes dry as you are combining, you can add a bit more oil) Allow this to simmer and bubble for a minute while occasionally stirring. 
  • Raise heat to medium.  Add diced, undrained tomatoes and coconut milk to your pan and stir together with spices.  Allow this to simmer for 15 minutes. The liquid will thicken quite a bit. 
  • Add chicken pieces and stir to coat them.  Cover the pan and cook for 10 minutes.  Then remove the cover and cook for another 10 minutes.  


Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 1332mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 413IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 6mg
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The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.