12 Indian Chicken Recipes
Add a little spice to your weeknight rotation by trying out these Indian chicken recipes.
Chicken korma is a spiced Indian recipe. It’s not spicy-hot, but it’s very flavorful from ingredients like cloves and ginger. Serve it with rice to soak in all the sauce. —Jemima Madhavan, Lincoln, Nebraska
Inspired by the Portuguese dish, Carne de Vinha d’ Alhos, vindaloo is a Goan spiced curry. While vindaloo is traditionally made with pork, chicken and other types of meat like beef and lamb are commonly swapped today—like in this recipe from Whisk Affair. Chicken Vindaloo is full of spicy flavor, mainly due to the vindaloo paste that’s made of a mix of Indian spices and other zippy ingredients.
Popular among Indian and Pakistani restaurants alike, Chicken Manchurian is an Indo-Chinese specialty. It gets its name from the Manchurian sauce which is a mixture of ketchup, soy sauce, chili-garlic sauce and green onions. This recipe from I Knead to Eat delivers that restaurant-quality taste right in the comforts of your own kitchen.
Chilli Chicken is a classic Indo-Chinese appetizer. It’s very similar to Chicken Manchurian, however, they vary in taste and method. Chilli Chicken can be prepared one of two ways: 1) Dry method or 2) Gravy method. This recipe from Piping Pot Curry gives you instructions on how to make both!
Kadai Chicken, also known as Karahi Chicken and Karahi Murgh, is traditionally made on a Kadai pan. If you don’t have this Indian cooking tool at home, a wok works just as well to make this creamy garlic-ginger curry from Whisk Affair.
Spiced with peppercorns and cardamom and cooked in a tangy yogurt sauce, Dahi Chicken is a must-try Punjabi curry. Since it’s made with a cream sauce, it’s light enough to serve during summertime. Plus, this recipe from Whisk Affair takes only 30 minutes to make!
Palak Chicken is a gluten-free chicken dish that is marinated in a spiced yogurt blend and cooked in a spinach puree and a mustard masala. Ruchi’s Kitchen mentions that you might stumble across other names for this delicious Punjabi recipe, like Saag Wala Chicken or Palak Murgh.
Finish your meal with one of these Indian desserts!