Easy Chicken Curry is a warm, spicy dish you can enjoy over a fresh bed of rice or on its own.  With cayenne, paprika, and a host of other spices, this healthy lunch option definitely comes with a kick…and some heat!  I recommend pouring the end result over jasmine or brown rice.

Ingredients for Easy Chicken Curry

  • 1 1/2 chicken breasts, cut into one inch cubes
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Onion (small)
  • 3 Tbsp Curry Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger (fresh or powder)
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice (or 1/2 the juice of a fresh lemon)
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Powder (or Kasmiri Powder…if you can find it!)

Directions for Easy Chicken Curry

  1. Heat coconut oil over medium to medium high heat.  Once smoke begins to rise, add onions and cook until finished.
  2. Add curry powder, paprika, bay leaf, garlic, ground cinnamon, ginger.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Stir mixture for 2-3 minutes.  Add chicken, tomato paste, yogurt, and water.
  4. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes.  Remove bay leaf (or don’t, up to you!).
  5. Add lemon juice and cayenne powder.
  6. Simmer mixture for five more minutes.
  7. Serve over rice or by itself.


Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings


Calories 252 kcal
Protein 45 g
Fat 3 g
Carb 8 g
Fiber 12 g
Sugar 8 g

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