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Recipe with Indian curry flavor

Not a traditional or authentic recipe, this Indian Curry Chicken came from an Amy Vanderbilt recipe book from long ago (when I was first married!).

It has been a family favorite through the years, not only for the delicious flavors of the chicken curry sauce, but from the addition of fresh, chopped fruits and veggies. This is a quick meal to whip up for a light summer evening repast.

Colorful bowls of toppings have the added benefit of allowing each person to create their own version of the dinner with flavors that all combine deliciously. There is no wrong way to put it together!  If you wish for other side dishes, to try alongside, make some samosas, and a mustard fruits relish.





Chicken Curry Quick Dinner

- Great Summer Meal-
Indian inspired flavors of curry in a cream sauce. Redolent with sautéed onions and topped with fresh ingredients are a great change of pace that is lovely for spring and summer meals.
This is best if you have small bowls of side dishes to heap on top. Any, or all, are delicious.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 lb Roasted chicken pieces
  • 3 TBS Butter
  • 1 large Onion sliced
  • Curry Powder
  • ½ pint Sour Cream or 1 cup yogurt or 1 cup yogurt (more if more sauce is wanted)
  • Salt to taste


  • In large frying pan melt the butter, add sliced onion and cook until translucent, add chicken pieces, cook until heated, add curry powder and salt, then turn down heat.
  • Stir in sour cream or yogurt; you can thin the sour cream with a little milk if you desire.
  • Adjust seasoning, heat through, and serve over rice. Good with a side of petite peas and onions served separately.

Topping Suggestions

  • Try these to start:
    chopped fresh tomato,
    sliced bananas,
    pineapple pieces,
    shredded coconut,
    chopped peanuts,
    chopped apple


  • Don't use high heat when you cook with sour cream, it will curdle.
  • Do use a good quality curry spice mix. Fresh spices make a difference. "Madras" is a type of spice formulation that will have a mild curry taste. Adjust the strength to what you like. there are some very hot curries available.
  • Add hot sauce, or some cayenne, to taste if it isn't hot enough for you. Sour cream cuts the heat.
  • You don't need to chop the onions, big slices are fine, but cook until soft and translucent.
Keyword chicken, curry, easy meal

Serving This Indian Curry Dinner

Small decorative bowls to hold the toppings will be attractive and practical.