Chicken Curry in a Hurry Recipe

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Chicken Curry in a Hurry


  • 3 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2-4 slivers cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup quartered garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. minced ginger
  • 2 lbs. skinned chicken thighs with bones (about 6-8 pieces)
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper powder
  • 2 tsp. curry powder or garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a heavy wide saucepan heat oil over medium heat. When oil is hot, but not smoking, add bay leaf and cinnamon stick.
  2. Add chopped onion, tomatoes, garlic, and ginger. Stir-fry for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add chicken and cook until it is browned.
  4. Add turmeric powder, cayenne powder, curry powder (garam masala) and cumin powder and salt. Blend the powders well with the chicken seasonings.
  5. Add tomato sauce and 1/2 cup water slow cook over medium low heat until chicken is cooked. Garnish with cilantro.
    Chicken with Potatoes:
  • 2 lbs. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 cups of peeled and cubed Idaho potatoes
  • Follow the recipe as above. In step 3, add the potatoes with chicken and brown both. Follow the above recipe from step 4 (doubling the ingredients from turmeric) to make this delicious dish of chicken with potatoes.

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