12 Indian Chicken Recipes

Add a little spice to your weeknight rotation by trying out these Indian chicken recipes.

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Chicken Korma

Chicken korma is a spiced Indian recipe. It’s not spicy-hot, but it’s very flavorful from ingredients like cloves and ginger. Serve it with rice to soak in all the sauce. —Jemima Madhavan, Lincoln, Nebraska

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Slow-Cooker Butter Chicken

I spent several years in Malaysia eating a variety of Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian food. This was one of my favorite Indian main dishes! There are many versions of butter chicken, but this is similar to the Middle Eastern version I had. —Shannon Copley, Upper Arlington, Ohio
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Mughali Chicken

Mughali Chicken is a northern Indian dish. It’s super rich, thick and creamy—making it perfect to serve with a side of naan bread or rice.
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Chicken Tikka Masala

This Indian-style chicken tikka masala recipe has flavors that keep me coming back for more—a simple dish spiced with garam masala, cumin and gingerroot that’s simply amazing. —Jaclyn Bell, Logan, Utah
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Tandoori Chicken

A hand-mixed spice rub makes ordinary chicken worthy of a special occasion. Plus, it takes awhile to marinate, so you can do other things while the spicy yogurt sauce works its magic. —Dena Leigh at Amici’s Catered Cuisine, Oldsmar, Florida
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Chicken Vindaloo

Inspired by the Portuguese dish, Carne de Vinha d’ Alhos, vindaloo is a Goan spiced curry. While vindaloo is traditionally made with pork, chicken and other types of meat like beef and lamb are commonly swapped today—like in this recipe from Whisk Affair. Chicken Vindaloo is full of spicy flavor, mainly due to the vindaloo paste that’s made of a mix of Indian spices and other zippy ingredients.

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Chicken Manchurian

Popular among Indian and Pakistani restaurants alike, Chicken Manchurian is an Indo-Chinese specialty. It gets its name from the Manchurian sauce which is a mixture of ketchup, soy sauce, chili-garlic sauce and green onions. This recipe from I Knead to Eat delivers that restaurant-quality taste right in the comforts of your own kitchen.

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Chilli Chicken

Chilli Chicken is a classic Indo-Chinese appetizer. It’s very similar to Chicken Manchurian, however, they vary in taste and method. Chilli Chicken can be prepared one of two ways: 1) Dry method or 2) Gravy method. This recipe from Piping Pot Curry gives you instructions on how to make both!

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Kadai Chicken

Kadai Chicken, also known as Karahi Chicken and Karahi Murgh, is traditionally made on a Kadai pan. If you don’t have this Indian cooking tool at home, a wok works just as well to make this creamy garlic-ginger curry from Whisk Affair.

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Dahi Chicken

Spiced with peppercorns and cardamom and cooked in a tangy yogurt sauce, Dahi Chicken is a must-try Punjabi curry. Since it’s made with a cream sauce, it’s light enough to serve during summertime. Plus, this recipe from Whisk Affair takes only 30 minutes to make!

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Chicken Dum Biryani

Preparing biryani dum style means cooking the ingredients (meat, spices and rice) in layers in a handi pan. Chicken Dum Biryani is a classic Sunday night meal in India—and this recipe from Curry Trail is about to become one in your household, too.

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Palak Chicken

Palak Chicken is a gluten-free chicken dish that is marinated in a spiced yogurt blend and cooked in a spinach puree and a mustard masala. Ruchi’s Kitchen mentions that you might stumble across other names for this delicious Punjabi recipe, like Saag Wala Chicken or Palak Murgh.

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Finish your meal with one of these Indian desserts!

Christina Herbst
Christina is a Social Media Editor for Taste of Home. She enjoys trying out local restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on. In her free time, you can find her hunting down one-of-a-kind furniture pieces at thrift and vintage stores and DIYing trendy home decor crafts.