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Curry Grilled Chicken

"Chicken marinated in this fuss-free mixture comes out tender and tangy," informs Nancy Ode of Sherman, South Dakota. "Its mild curry flavor is equally good on pork," she assures, "but I marinate it for an hour or two longer for the best results."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)


  • In a blender, combine the first 10 ingredients; cover and process until blended. Pour into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 179°.

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  • Jarvisfamily
    Mar 23, 2020

    I have made this several times and it always tastes great. I now make it as a easy freezer meal. I label 2 quart sized freezer bags with the date and Curry grilled chicken. I measure out the marinade ingredients into the bags, mix, add sliced chicken breast, and freeze until ready to grill. Makes it so easy so I don't have to remember to thaw and marinade later.

  • sgronholz
    Jul 3, 2015

    My husband and I really enjoyed this chicken! I used 1/4 cup of cider vinegar instead of 1/2 cup white vinegar, which we thought tasted just fine. I also marinated it for 6 hours instead of 1-2. (Next time I might even marinate it longer!) The chicken was delicious and I look forward to making it again.

  • G.Quinn
    May 17, 2015

    Marinade makes chicken tasty and juicy. I sliced the chicken long wise , put on skewers and grilled in cast iron pan. Came out great. Will definitely do again! Thanks.

  • gunslinger
    Jul 15, 2014

    Delicious! I marinated mine overnight. The spice mixture was just right.

  • Sylvester90
    Mar 22, 2014

    This is a good recipe. I only use about 1 teaspoon of sugar and I add a bit more curry. Otherwise, it is way too sweet for my taste. This recipe makes a lot of marinade, so I reserve half the marinade before adding it to the chicken to baste the chicken with while I am BBQing later. I then cut the chicken into cubes and marinate for a few hours. I cook the chicken cubes on skewers. Sometimes I put pieces of sweet peppers on the skewers as well. I find this way, you get to taste more of the delicious sauce. I make this recipe over and over. It's one of my absolute favourites!

  • lvarner
    Jul 14, 2013

    I was looking for something new and different for summer grilling. This recipe included ingredients I had on hand, and it sounded like a great flavor combination. This ended up being a great recipe! I used chicken thighs rather than boneless skinless chicken breast halves, and I marinated the chicken for about 1-2 hours longer than stated in the recipe. Since the chicken was bone-in, my husband allowed the chicken to cook longer on the grill than stated in the recipe, in order to reach the proper temperature level. My husband said that this chicken was "super-delicious". The chicken turned out moist and flavorful, and it browned beautifully. This recipe is a keeper!

  • ladylove8863
    Jun 5, 2013

    This recipe calls for 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar. Which is it? Is this a typo

  • s_pants
    Jun 3, 2013

    Easy, simple, tasty and my kids loved it...what more could I want!

    Jun 3, 2013

    just delicious!

  • criskokid
    Jul 3, 2011

    This recipe was delicious and easy to make.Chicken was moist and flavorful. I added an extra teaspoon of chopped garlic in addition to the garlic salt. Will definitely make again!