Mouthwatering Chinese Chicken Curry / 1 Of My Favorite Recipes

Mouthwatering Chinese Chicken Curry / 1 Of My Favorite Recipes

Chinese Chicken Curry by Foods with Flavor

This Chinese Chicken Curry took me forever to figure out. The recipe is so simple I was always adding to many ingredients. Finally, I figured out this didn’t need soy sauce and recipe was born. I love this Chinese Chicken Curry. I eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Traditionally, this does not include broccoli. Like most everything in life if you adding broccoli is your choice. I have two suggestions. One this dish might be too hot for the average person. If you are worried about heat do not add the chili crisp to the chicken marinade. Second, I use Ca Ri Ni an Do Madras Curry Powder, and it is on the hot side. If you find this curry too hot try a yellow curry powder instead.

If you are new to making Chinese food, my favorite rice is Nishiki Medium grain premium rice. Make sure you wash all rice under cold water throughly. You want the water to run clear before cooking or steaming the rice. You can make rice in a pot but a rice steamer is a much better and easier option. I hope you enjoy this Chinese Chicken Curry.

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What is Curry?

Curry is a dish that typically consists of meat or vegetables cooked in a spicy sauce. The sauce is made from a combination of spices and may include ingredients such as ginger, turmeric, cumin, and chili peppers. The origins of curry can be traced back to India, where it has been a staple food for centuries. The word “curry” is derived from the Tamil word “kari,” which means “sauce.” Curry dishes have also been popular in other parts of South Asia, such as Pakistan and Sri Lanka, as well as in Southeast Asia and the Caribbean. Curry has also been adopted and adapted in many other countries, such as the UK and Japan.

Chinese and Indian curries are two different types of dishes that have some similarities but also distinct differences. Both are known for their bold and flavorful spices and are often served with rice or bread.

Indian curry is typically made with a mixture of spices such as turmeric, cumin, and coriander, and often includes ingredients like ginger and garlic. The base of the curry is usually a mixture of yogurt or coconut milk with tomatoes and onions, and it can be made with a variety of meats, seafood, or vegetables. Indian curries are known for their complex and layered flavors, and can range from mild to very spicy.

Chinese curry, on the other hand, is typically made with a pre-made curry powder or paste that includes ingredients like turmeric, cumin, and chili powder. It is often made with a thicker sauce and is usually less spicy than Indian curry. Chinese curry is often made with beef, chicken, or seafood, and is often served with vegetables like carrots and potatoes.

In summary, Indian curry is a more complex and spicier and made with a variety of fresh ingredients while Chinese chicken curry is usually made with pre-made curry powder or paste, it is less spicy and has a thicker sauce.

Steps in Making this Chinese Chicken Curry

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Saute Chicken

Add 1 tbsp of oil and saute chicken on high heat until 3/4 the way done. Remove chicken or slide chicken up to the top of the wok.

Broccoli and onions for Chinese Curry Chicken by Foods with Flavor

Stir Fry onions and Broccoli

Add onions and stir fry for 2 minutes. Add broccoli and stir fry or add 1 tbsp of water and steam with a covered lid. Add garlic.

Curry sauce for Chinese Curry Chicken by Foods with Flavor

add sauce

Add chicken back to wok and then add the sauce. Add your corn start slurry and bring to a simmer. The sauce will not thicken until is reaches a simmer.

Ingredient of the Day-Madras Curry

Madras curry is a type of curry that originated in the southern Indian city of Madras, now known as Chennai. It is known for its spiciness and typically contains a combination of ingredients such as chili peppers, turmeric, coriander, and cumin. The specific ingredients and level of spiciness can vary depending on the recipe or regional variation. It is commonly served with rice or bread and can be made with chicken, beef, lamb, or vegetables. I specifically use madras curry for this Chinese chicken curry, but feel free to try out other curries if this is too hot.

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Chinese Curry Chicken by Foods with Flavor

Chinese Curry Chicken with Broccoli

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A simple and easy to make Curry Chicken and Broccoli recipes by Foods with Flavor
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Rice 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 people


  • 1 bowl
  • 1 rice steamer or pot
  • 1 wok stir fry pan



  • 2 cups rice Nishki medium grain rice
  • water as per directions

Chicken Marinade

  • 1 large chicken breast sliced
  • 1 tsp yellow madras curry I used Ca RI NI AN DO
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar or mirin
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 whole garlic clove chopped
  • 1 tsp chili crisp or hot peppers/optional
  • 1 tbsp corn starch

Onions and Broccoli

  • 1-2 cups broccoli or 200 grams optional
  • 1-½ cups sliced onions or 250 grams

Chicken Curry Sauce

  • 1 cup warm water or 245 grams
  • 2-3 tsp yellow madras curry 9+ grams I used Ca RI NI AN DO
  • 1 tsp chicken bouillon powder I used Knorr. Do not get fancy
  • 1 dash white pepper about 1/16 tsp
  • 1 dash five spice power about 1/16 tsp
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp cold water
  • 1 whole garlic clove chopped
  • salt or msg to taste



  • wash rice until it runs clear
    2 cups rice
  • steam or cook in water as per directions
    water as per directions

Chicken Marinade

  • add all ingredients except the corn starch and mix. Chili Crisp is optional
    1 large chicken breast sliced, 1 tsp yellow madras curry, 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar or mirin, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp corn starch, 1 tsp chili crisp

Chicken Curry

  • heat wok with 1 tbsp of oil
  • add chicken marinade and cook until 3/4 done, then remove from wok. I add salt or msg here
    salt or msg to taste
  • add onions and cook for 2 min
    1-½ cups sliced onions or 250 grams
  • add broccoli steam for 1 minute. I added tbsp of water and covered-Broccoli is optional
    1-2 cups broccoli or 200 grams
  • add garlic cook for 30 seconds
    1 whole garlic clove chopped
  • add chicken
  • add all of sauce ingredients and simmer until thickened. If thin add more corn starch slurry
    1 cup warm water or 245 grams, 2-3 tsp yellow madras curry 9+ grams, 1 tsp chicken bouillon powder, 1 dash white pepper, 1 dash five spice power, 1 tbsp corn starch, 1 whole garlic clove chopped, 1 tsp cold water
  • serve and enjoy


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