How To Make Curry Chicken

Chicken curry (or “curry chicken” as it’s commonly referred to outside of the United States) has many variations throughout Asian and Indian cuisine. Start with seasoning and cooking your chicken until it is browned on all sides for later use in the dish. Remove some of the access oil from your pan and start adding the ingredients to make the sauce, and as curry experts know, it’s important to start with your onions and powders in order to release all essential oils. Continue stirring and mixing the curry over a medium flame until you finish by adding the chicken. In this video lesson, Chef Mark uses boneless skinless chicken breasts and keeps the chicken whole while serving, but cubing the chicken into smaller pieces is another popular serving method. For more great cooking demonstration videos, subscribe to the LearnToCookOnline YouTube channel.


Curry Chicken

INGREDIENTS:
2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup cooking oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon water
1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

DIRECTIONS:
1. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with 2 teaspoons salt.
2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat; partially cook the chicken in the hot oil in batches until completely browned. Transfer the browned chicken breasts to a plate and set aside.
3. Reduce the heat under the skillet to medium-high; add the onion, garlic, and ginger to the oil remaining in the skillet and cook and stir until the onion turns translucent, about 8 minutes. Stir the curry powder, cumin, turmeric, coriander, cayenne, and 1 tablespoon of water into the onion mixture; allow to heat together for about 1 minute while stirring. Mix the tomatoes, yogurt, 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, and 1 teaspoon salt into the mixture. Return the chicken breast to the skillet along with any juices on the plate. Pour 1/2 cup water into the mixture; bring to a boil, turning the chicken to coat with the sauce. Sprinkle the garam masala and 1 tablespoon cilantro over the chicken.
4. Cover the skillet and simmer until the chicken breasts are no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Sprinkle with lemon juice to serve.

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