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Easy Chicken Madras Curry

By: 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!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 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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