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  • Writer's pictureHunter Hedenberg

Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Curry

A hybrid between butter chicken and chicken tikka masala that's easy to cook. It's even easier to eat an entire pot of it.

This curry is great as leftovers or meal prep. Cook it on a weekend and then take it with you to work. It keeps well, or just eat it straight out of the pot like I do.


Recipe Notes

  • Serves 4. Takes approximately 50 minutes, including cooking the rice.



  • 1 cup white or brown rice

  • 1 lb chicken

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp pepper

  • ½ tsp garlic powder

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1-2 tbsp butter

  • 2 tbsp concentrated tomato paste

  • 1 large onion

  • 3 tbsp garlic, minced

  • 3.5 tbsp Thai red curry paste

  • 5 oz whole baby bella mushrooms (this is about ½ of your standard grocery store package)

  • 1 can coconut milk

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 1 tsp curry powder

  • ½ tsp cumin


Making the Curry

  1. Start your rice and cook following package instructions.

  2. Cut chicken into bite size pieces.

  3. Add yogurt, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and mix to coat evenly.

  4. In medium pan, heat the butter over medium heat until melted.

  5. Add tomato paste and stir until tomato paste caramelizes, approximately 2-3 minutes.

  6. Add chicken and cook until all pieces are done.

  7. While the chicken cooks, dice your onion, mince your garlic, and chop your mushrooms into slices.

  8. When the chicken is cooked all the way through, remove from heat and cut into rough chunks.

  9. In a deep sauté pan, turn to medium heat and add oil. Add the onion and garlic to the pan. Sauté until fragrant.

  10. Add chicken and red curry paste, and mix until everything is evenly coated.

  11. Add mushrooms, coconut milk, chicken broth, and additional spices. Stir to evenly combine everything.

  12. Reduce heat slightly, and leave to Simmer for 5-7 minutes, until mushrooms are cooked.

  13. Scoop rice into bowls and pour tikka over it. Add na’an or Skillet flat breads to go with it and eat as much as is physically possible.

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