Indian Chicken Dishes

Chicken is a common meat found in Indian food. Recipes for Tandoori Chicken, Curried Chicken, and Curried Chicken Thighs give you a taste of the exotic flavors of India.

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Curry-Roasted Chicken

Food & Wine
Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Chicken Tikka

Food & Wine

The flavorings in the vibrant marinade for this grilled chicken include pathar ka phool (a hard-to-find seasoning made from bark), deghi mirch (an Indian red-chile powder), and mustard oil. Omit the pathar ka phool and deghi mirch and use mustard seeds in place of the oil for a similarly pungent, wonderfully savory marinade.

Total: 2 hrs 30 mins

Curry-and-Yogurt-Braised Chicken Thighs

Food & Wine

The creaminess in this quick-braised chicken curry comes from tangy Greek-style low-fat yogurt, which Grace Parisi cleverly blends with fresh tomatoes, corn kernels, serrano chile, ginger, and curry powder for immense flavor.

Total: 40 mins

Chicken Korma

Family Circle

With slight differences in styles based on country (India vs. Bangladesh, for example), korma generally consists of meat, vegetables and a sauce of yogurt, nuts and spices.

Indian Chicken with Curry Yogurt Sauce


Freshly grated ginger makes all the difference in amping up the flavor of the creamy serving sauce.

Apricot Chicken with Garam Masala

Better Homes and Gardens

Garam masala, a popular spice blend used in many Indian dishes, is a mix of cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, coriander, cloves and nutmeg. Find it pre-mixed in the baking aisle of your supermarket.

Tandoori-Style Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

Ordinary chicken takes on the exotic taste of India in this easy-to-do dish.

Tandoori Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

Tandoors are clay ovens used to roast chicken, meat, or vegetables. The "tandoori" food is typically marinated before cooking for added flavor and moisture.

Total: 1 hr

Tandoori Rub

Better Homes and Gardens

A trio of spices--curry powder, ginger, and cumin--proovide an exotic flavor to chicken. Because the vivid colors of fresh spices may stain your fingers, consider wearing plastic gloves before working with this rub.

South Indian Chicken Curry

Fine Cooking Magazine

The southwestern part of India known as Kerala, where I was raised, is endowed with lush, tropical growth year-round--coconut trees along the coast and, at higher elevations, an abundance of herbs and spices. So it's no wonder that in this region, highly spiced curries flavored with coconut milk are an important part of every dinner. If you don't have time to make your own fresh Curry Spice Mix, you can substitute a store-bought garam masala or curry powder.

Chicken-Mango Curry


Coconut milk, ginger and (of course) curry powder add Indian flair to this slow cooker chicken dinner.

Spicy Oven-Baked Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

A paste of lemon juice and spices rubbed under the skin of the chicken infuses the meat with flavor for this easy dinner.

Chicken Biryani

Family Circle

Inexpensive chicken thighs get paired with garam masala and ginger to deliver all the flavors of classic Indian carryout right to your skillet.

Chicken Tikka Masala

Family Circle

Indian Tikka Masala is easy to make at home once you stock up on the basic spice building blocks like ginger, garlic, garam masala and cayenne pepper.

Hot and Spicy Braised Peanut Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

This easy slow cooker recipe lets you enjoy all the flavors of peanut chicken without resorting to take-out! Brimming with hot, spicy, nutty, and savory flavors, it will be a chicken recipe you turn to again and again.

Chickpea Tagine

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