Easy Chicken Curry

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins

Serve this dish with rice and accompaniments, such as plain yogurt, raisins, toasted almonds, and store-bought mango chutney. Curry powder comes in many varieties. Madras, used here, is spicier.


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)

  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (¾ cup)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons medium to hot curry powder

  • Coarse salt

  • ¾ pound small red potatoes, cut into ½-inch chunks

  • 1 can (14 ½ ounces) diced tomatoes (preferably zesty flavored), with juice

  • ¼ cup water


  1. Place flour on a plate. Dredge chicken in flour, shaking off excess. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add chicken, and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a bowl; set aside.

  2. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in same skillet; cook onion and garlic, stirring frequently, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in curry powder and 3/4 teaspoon salt; cook 1 minute more.

  3. Add potatoes and 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer; cover, and cook until potatoes are just tender but still offer slight resistance when pierced with the tip of a paring knife, about 7 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and 1/4 cup water.

  4. Return chicken to skillet along with any accumulated juices in bowl; simmer, covered, until chicken is cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes.

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