Sherry Chicken Curry Recipe

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Sherry Chicken Curry Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on October 16, 2023

This sherry chicken curry is a flavorful and hearty dish that combines tender chicken with aromatic spices and a touch of sherry. It's a perfect meal for any occasion and it's easy to make. Whether you're a curry enthusiast or just looking for a delicious dinner idea, this recipe is sure to impress. Serve it with fluffy rice or warm naan bread for a complete and satisfying meal.


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 1 can (14 ounces) coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add the diced onion, minced garlic, and grated ginger to the skillet and sauté until the onion is translucent and fragrant.
  3. Add the chicken pieces to the skillet and cook until browned on all sides.
  4. Stir in the curry powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, and cayenne pepper (if using). Cook for an additional minute.
  5. Pour in the chicken broth and sherry, scraping the bottom of the skillet to release any browned bits.
  6. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  7. Stir in the coconut milk and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes to heat the coconut milk through.
  9. Serve the sherry chicken curry over fluffy rice or with warm naan bread.
  10. Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.

Interesting Facts

  • Curry powder is a blend of various spices, including turmeric, cumin, coriander, and fenugreek, that gives curry dishes their distinctive flavor.
  • The use of sherry in this recipe adds a unique depth of flavor to the curry, enhancing its richness and complexity.
  • Coconut milk adds a creamy and slightly sweet flavor to the curry, balancing out the spices and heat.