simple homemade chicken curry


Ok so before I truly embarked upon my Spanish/ Mallorcan cooking adventure I really wanted to cook a comforting dish that would remind me of home: curry! I love eating curry in restaurants but have never been brave enough to cook it myself (unless you count mixing Patak’s sauce with cooked chicken…) 

Armed with a curry spice mix, I felt ready to take on the challenge. I can honestly say it was really easy, and I am so happy with the result.

Ingredients: (serves roughly 4)

  • 2 red onions, diced
  • large red pepper, cut into chunks
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into pieces
  • 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
  • dried curry spice mix (check the ingredients to make sure it only has natural ingredients, you don’t want any E numbers!)
  • black pepper
  • dried paprika
  • dried cayenne pepper
  • frozen spinach, a handful or so


  1. Heat a little sunflower oil in a large saucepan on a medium heat then brown the diced onions. Add the peppers and fry for a few minutes.
  2. Next add the chicken and the garlic. Fry until the chicken has started to brown.
  3. Add the tinned tomatoes, 3 tsp of curry spice, plenty of black pepper and 1 tsp of dried paprika and dried cayenne pepper.
  4. Allow to simmer for around 20-30 minutes, until the sauce is quite thick.
  5. When it is almost done, add the frozen spinach. At this stage you can try the curry and add more spice to suit your own taste.
  6. Serve with rice.

Cooking and preparation time: roughly 30-40 minutes

What’s your favourite curry?


5 thoughts on “simple homemade chicken curry

    1. Thank you!! It’s surprising how easy they can be to make, and it’s nice to be able to adjust the spices to your own taste too (I’m trying to train myself to like spicier things!!) 🙂


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