Quick Chicken Curry Air Fryer Recipe

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If you’re looking for a quick chicken curry recipe then this is the one for you! Made in the air fryer, this curry is full of flavor and can be on the table in just 30 minutes.

This air fryer chicken curry is super easy and quick to make and is packed full of flavor. Made with chicken thighs, this curry is perfect for a midweek meal or weekend dinner. Serve with rice or naan bread and you’ve got a delicious meal that the whole family will love!

Air fryer chicken CURRY

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What is Chicken curry?

Chicken curry is a dish that originates from India and is made with a variety of different spices. The most common spices in chicken curry are cumin, turmeric, garam masala, and chili powder. Curry can be made with either chicken breasts or thighs and is usually served with rice or naan bread.

How to Make Chicken Curry in the Air Fryer

Making chicken curry in the air fryer is super easy and only takes a few minutes to prep. Simply start by seasoning your chicken with the spices listed above. I like to use bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs as they are super flavorful and juicy; however, for this recipe, we use chicken breasts.

Is Chicken Curry Healthy?

This chicken curry recipe is packed full of healthy ingredients and is a great option for those looking for a healthier meal. Chicken curry is also a great source of protein and is low in carbs, making it a perfect meal for those on a keto or low-carb diet.

Quick Chicken Curry

INGREDIENTS FOR AIR FRYER CHICKEN CURRY

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced (1 1/2 Tbsp)
  • 5 teaspoons of curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts, diced into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tsp corn-starch mixed with 2 tsp water
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • chopped cilantro for garnish
  • For a spicier option, add 1/2-1 teaspoon of cayenne powder
Ingredients for Chicken Curry

HOW TO MAKE A CHICKEN CURRY IN THE AIR FRYER

In a mixing bowl, add the chicken, onion, and garlic. Add the oil and spices and mix.
Marinade for 30 minutes.

Place curry into a pan that fits your air fryer basket. Use a shallow pan to spread out the
chicken.

What Size Pan Do I Use In The Air Fryer?

When cooking chicken curry in the air fryer you will need to use an 8×8 inch baking dish or a cake pan that fits snugly in your air fryer. This will ensure that the chicken cooks evenly and doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.

Place curry into a pan

Set the air fryer to 400°f and cook for 15 minutes.

cook in air fryer

Remove cooked chicken and juices to a mixing bowl. Add cream and corn-starch slurry.
Mix.

Add cream and corn-starch slurry

Place back in the pan and air fryer basket. Cook at 400°f for 7 more minutes.

Place back in the pan

Remove and serve topped with chopped cilantro and paired with basmati rice and fresh warm naan

How Long Do I Cook Chicken Curry In The Air Fryer?

Cooking time for chicken curry will vary depending on the size and thickness of your chicken. For this recipe, cook time is set at 15 minutes, plus another 7 minutes however you may need to adjust this time depending on the size of your chicken.

Quick Chicken Curry in a Plate

Can I Make Chicken Curry Ahead Of Time?

This chicken curry recipe can easily be made ahead of time. Simply prep the recipe as directed and store in the fridge for up to 24 hours. When ready to eat, cook in the air fryer as directed.

Quick Chicken Curry
Quick Chicken Curry
Yield: 4

Quick Chicken Curry Air Fryer Recipe

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 7 minutes

The Delicious, Easy Chicken Curry Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced (1 1/2 Tbsp)
  • 5 teaspoons of curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts, diced into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tsp corn-starch mixed with 2 tsp water
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • chopped cilantro for garnish
  • For a spicier option, add 1/2-1 teaspoon of cayenne powder

Instructions

In a mixing bowl, add the chicken, onion, and garlic. Add the oil and spices and mix. Marinade for 30 minutes.

Place curry into a pan that fits your air fryer basket. Use a shallow pan to spread out the
chicken.

Set the air fryer to 400°f and cook for 15 minutes.

Remove cooked chicken and juices to a mixing bowl. Add cream and corn-starch slurry. Mix.

Place back in the pan and air fryer basket. Cook at 400°f for 7 more minutes.

Remove and serve topped with chopped cilantro and paired with basmati rice and fresh warm naan.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 431Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 167mgSodium: 173mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 54g

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has studied nutrition for children and has also taught cooking skills to adults. Angela loves to share family meals and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!

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