This Quick chicken curry uses just six main ingredients and can be made in 20 minutes; simple, easy and quick. It is a perfect meal on it's own over white rice or over Indian Chapati.
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Quick Chicken Curry with Just 6 Ingredients

This quick chicken curry uses just 6 main ingredients and can be made in 20 minutes. This simple, easy and effortless recipe will give you an easy chicken recipe for dinner with few ingredients. Have you ever wanted to make a quick, simple or non-spicy chicken curry? 
Course Lunch Dinner
Cuisine Indian
Keyword 6 ingredient chicken curry, Quick chicken curry
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 171kcal
Author Veena Azmanov


For the Chicken Curry

  • 800 grams Chicken boneless 
  • 1/2 cup Onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger grated 
  • 1 tbsp Garlic minced 
  • 2 tbsp Curry powder
  • 120 ml Yogurt

Extra - which I didn't count as an ingredient

  • 2 tbsp Canola or cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup Fresh herbs chopped cilantro or parsley 
  • 250 ml Water
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice optional
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala (optional)


  • Clean and cut chicken into bite-size pieces.
  • Saute onion, ginger, and garlic in oil until onions are nicely translucent. 
  • Add curry powder and a few tbsp of water to help the spices saute'.
  • Cook the spices on low adding a few tablespoons water until fragrant (30 secs).
  • Add chicken and cook another minutes or two.
  • Then add the yogurt, lemon juice, and fresh herbs - stir well to combine.
  • Lastly, add water - stir well. 
  • Season with salt and pepper. 
    Add the garam masala now if you using it. 
  • Let come to a boil - cover the pan and simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes check if the chicken is cooked and adjust seasoning.
  • Check consistency - add more water if needed. Let come to a boil again.
  • Once the chicken is cooked and you have the gravy you need - remove from heat.
  • I love to have this over white rice or chapati.
  • Enjoy! 



Serving: 130g | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.8g | Protein: 23.4g | Fat: 6.9g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1.1g | Vitamin A: 0% | Vitamin C: 0% | Calcium: 0% | Iron: 0%