Spicy Dry-Fried Curry Chicken - A Flavorful and Easy-to-Make Chicken Dish

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Spicy Dry-Fried Curry Chicken - A Flavorful and Easy-to-Make Chicken Dish
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on October 24, 2023

This Spicy Dry-Fried Curry Chicken recipe is a delightful blend of flavors that is sure to satisfy your taste buds. Tender pieces of chicken are marinated in aromatic spices, dry-fried to perfection, and then coated in a mouthwatering curry sauce. The result is a dish that is bursting with heat, fragrance, and succulence. Serve it with steamed rice or naan bread for a complete and satisfying meal. With a total preparing time of just 40 minutes, this recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or for impressing your guests at a dinner party.


  • 1.5 lbs (700g) boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the curry powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, paprika, red pepper flakes, and salt. Mix well.
  2. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and toss to coat them thoroughly with the spice mixture. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the minced garlic and grated ginger to the skillet and stir-fry for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  5. Add the marinated chicken pieces to the skillet and stir-fry for about 5-6 minutes until they turn golden brown and are cooked through.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, tomato paste, honey, and coconut milk.
  7. Pour the sauce mixture over the cooked chicken in the skillet. Stir well to coat the chicken evenly with the sauce.
  8. Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and let the chicken simmer in the sauce for about 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  9. Remove the cover and continue cooking for an additional 2 minutes to thicken the sauce slightly.
  10. Garnish the dish with fresh cilantro and serve hot with steamed rice or naan bread. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Dry-frying chicken helps to enhance the natural flavors and create a slightly crispy texture.
  • Curry powder is a blend of various spices, such as turmeric, cumin, coriander, and fenugreek, which gives depth and complexity to the dish.
  • Coconut milk adds a creamy and rich component to the curry sauce, balancing out the spiciness.
  • This recipe can be easily adjusted to your preferred level of spiciness by adding more or less red pepper flakes.