Ginger-Flavored Chicken Curry

Use fresh, tender ginger for this recipe. Serve with naan bread or brown rice.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 4 hours 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 Tbsp. grated ginger
  • 1 tsp. dried coriander
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. red chili powder
  • 3⁄4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (6 oz. each), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1⁄2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 cardamom pod
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup tomato purée


  • In a large bowl or resealable plastic bag, stir together the ginger, coriander, curry powder, chili powder, yogurt, and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Add the chicken and coat all pieces evenly with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 3-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the cumin seeds, cardamom, and bay leaf. When the seeds begin to sizzle, add the tomato purée.
  • Cook the sauce over medium heat for about 3 to 4 minutes, then add the chicken and marinade to the pot with 1 cup of water. Bring the curry to a bare simmer, cover, and place in the oven.
  • Bake the curry until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is somewhat thickened, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove the cardamom pod and bay leaf before serving.