If you’ve never made Chicken Curry because you were intimidated by the complex flavors, now is the time to give it a whirl! This recipe is super simple, yet has tons of flavor, tender morsels of chicken and vegetables in every single bite.

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We cook at home 5-6 nights a week, but one of those other nights we love taking the kids out to eat. Not for the obvious reasons: no dirty dishes, food all over Gemma’s highchair or the clean up (which are all totally valid reasons), but because we love turning the kids on to new cuisine. Living in Los Angeles we live in a melting pot of international cuisines.


You would think that it would be an odd choice to take a baby out for Thai food, but just this weekend we ordered a medium spice shrimp and green papaya salad that Gemma was slurping the juice off of. By exposing the kids to different foods, spices and textures it has opened them up to trying foods we never thought possible.


Another one of our favorite cuisines to try is Indian. The first time we took Kenya and Chloe to try it we were in the Turks and Caicos on vacation. It might seem like an odd choice on an island, but we heard it was a local favorite, so we gave it a whirl. We were shocked as the kids devoured dish after dish, a variety of sauces and Chloe has asked for Chicken Curry several times since then. Pin

The best part of this Chicken Curry dish is you can keep it totally mild and let the bright flavors speak for themselves or you can boost the heat for adults and kids with stronger palates. Whether you go out, carry in or make it yourself opening kids experiences to dishes from around the world will be another step to broadening the array of foods they will get excited about trying!


Chicken Curry

If you've never made Chicken Curry because you were intimidated by the complex flavors, now is the time to give it a whirl! This recipe is super simple, yet has tons of flavor, tender morsels of chicken and vegetables in every single bite.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 3 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 apple, cored, skin-on and cut into 1/2-1 inch cubes
  • 1 Cup Carrots, cut into ½-1 inch pieces
  • 1 Cup Celery, cut into ½-1 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 pounds Chicken, boneless/skinless breast and/or thighs, cut into ½-1 inch cubes (about the size of your apples, carrots and celery)
  • 1 Cup chicken broth


  • Place the first 7 ingredients in a bowl, combine and set aside.
  • In a large skillet or pot over medium heat add 1 tbsp of oil and onions and sauté for 3-4 minutes until tender.
  • Add spice mixture to the onions and sauté another 30 seconds.
  • Add apples, carrots, celery and chicken and stir to combine to coat with the spice mixture and onions.
  • Add chicken broth, bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cover.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes until vegetables are tender and chicken is cooked through. Stir every couple of minutes to prevent the curry from sticking to the bottom of the pot/skillet.
  • Cool and serve over Jasmine or Basmati rice.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 720mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g
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Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. This was my first curry endeavor, and it turned out GREAT. Both my 2yr old and husband loved it so much its going to join my regular rotation. Thank you so much for this recipe.

  2. Leftover turkey is great for curry recipes too! Just make the sauce and add in your pieces of leftover turkey from Christmas dinner (or whatever), warm it up and it is good!

  3. Thank you so much for this suggestion. I love curry on everything so I will definitely try your idea.

  4. I am Indian, so chicken curry is a family standard. I pureed it for my daughter as a baby food from a very early age. Curry sauce is a standard we eat on all foods. You can make the sauce, minus chicken, and freeze it in individual sizes, or meals, and then use it as a base and add mixed vegetables, tofu, fish, etc. to it. Some family favorites are adding the curry sauce to chunks of eggplant, tilapia, mixed vegetables, boiled eggs (a famous brekfast dish in India), or tofu.

  5. This looks great! Do you think you could substitute the chicken for tofu, shrimp or fish?

  6. This looks like a fun switch from the standard holiday flavors. I may make this tonight since I have everything on hand and no dinner plan! Thanks.

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