Baked chicken curry


This baked chicken curry is probably one of the easiest and delicious curries one can make. It received a lot of oohs and aahs from the family. The food critic of a daughter declared it one of the best I ever made. It looked luxurious and indulgent too without actually being too rich and heavy on the tummy.

Spring has truly arrived in our neck of the woods. The branches of the trees are sprouting new growth; the buds of many flowers are now in bloom and some are just bout to burst open. Spring also means a lot of weeding and pruning. With the days getting longer and the sun gracing us with its presence, I’ve been spending much time outdoors sprucing up my little garden. It is a true pleasure to come across the smattering of colour here and there. I can’t wait for more.

With more time needed to spend outdoors, I’ve been making dishes that are less time consuming and need less constant attention. And this baked chicken curry fits the bill perfectly. Apart from lightly stirring a couple of times, you can sit back and relax and let the oven do all the hard work.

Like almost all my recipes this was a spur of the moment one and I added the ingredients at random. I was in a hurry and didn’t bother taking notes. When we sat down to eat however, I was quite pleased with the outcome and tried to remember and note down all that I added in this recipe. This baked chicken curry is very popular in our house nowadays. Needless to say, I’ve now made it a good few times and the last time, I also recorded a video, which I am sharing in this post with all of you.

Greek yogurt-

I have used Greek yogurt, which has a creamier consistency than regular yogurt, in this recipe. If you do not have Greek yogurt, you could probably try using natural yogurt, but strain the excess liquid.

Serving suggestion-

This baked chicken curry goes best with rice or some Indian flatbreads. We had ours with some phulkas ( recipe here) and some fresh salad.

Continue reading for the detailed recipe / video for this baked chicken curry.

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Recipe card-

Baked chicken curry

Baked chicken curry

Sunita Bhuyan
A delicious chicken curry; easy to rustle up without compromising on the taste.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Course dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 kg boneless chicken thighs, cut into small bite sized pieces
  • cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp tandoori masala
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (optional)
  • tsp gram flour
  • juice of half a large lemon
  • 2 fresh green chillies, stalks removed and slit a little upwards from the thicker end
  • 4-5 cardamom pods, split at one end
  • 2 1inch pieces of cinnamon
  • 2 tsp garam masala powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

To be ground together (I used a mortar and pestle)

  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 3 green chillies


  • Add the chicken pieces to a baking dish.
  • Apart from the garam masala powder, add all the rest of the ingredients to the chicken and mix well.
  • Cover the dish with cling film and leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Pre heat the oven at 180 deg C.
  • Remove the cling film and place the baking dish in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Stir and bake for another 20-30 minutes or till the chicken is cooked completely and the gravy thickens slightly. It will thicken further on cooling. Stir in between.
  • Stir in the garam masala powder just before the last couple of minutes of baking.
  • Remove from the oven and serve hot with rice or Indian flatbreads. We had ours with some phulka and salad.


Keyword baked chicken, baked chicken curry, baking, chicken curry, cooking with spices, greek yogurt, non vegetarian recipes, spices

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2 thoughts on “Baked chicken curry

  1. Nice, quick, recipe. I made this yesterday. I marinate chicken with this kind of marinade all the time, but cook it in a pan, a kerahi or pressure cooker. Had never baked it. Came out quite well. Will try it with paneer too one of these days. Thank you. 😊

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