Real Food – EASY Chicken Curry

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This recipe is super easy and a hit with the whole family.

Real Food - Easy Chicken Curry

I rarely follow a recipe exactly, this is actually a twist on a recipe I originally found on the Kraft Foods website. I was looking for something easy, but I didn’t have salsa and I LOVE my Patak’s curry paste. I made a few substitutions and came up with the following:

Super Easy Chicken Curry

Real Food - Easy Chicken Curry

Prep: 5 minutes Cooking Time: varies

8-10 chicken thighs
2 cans of diced spicy tomatoes
1 chopped onion
2-3 Tablespoons of Patak’s Hot Curry Paste
1-1.5 cups of sour cream


1. Add chicken and chopped onion to the crock pot.
2. Mix curry paste with the tomatoes and pour over chicken and onions.

My creation

Cook in crock pot on low for 6-8 hours (or high for 4 hours).
Alternatively, you can cook this in the oven covered for 1 hour @ 375f.

Prior to serving stir sour cream into the curry dish. Serve with rice.


I know Patak’s products are available in most Canadian grocery stores. I don’t have a clue if the same is true in the USA. However, I do know you can buy it online in the USA for less than $5.00 per jar (click here). It is well worth your money.

Use whatever sort of tomatoes you have available. I like the chili version, but have used plain whole canned tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, even Italian diced. They all work.

If you don’t like chicken thighs, use breasts, legs … I’ve used them all, they all work.

If you don’t have Patak’s you could use curry powder, like the Kraft recipe suggests.

I’ve added additional vegetables: grated zuchinni, chopped cauliflower and green pepper. That works too!

I guess the point is, don’t let not having a particular brand or cut of meat etc., keep you from trying a new recipe.

MK xo
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Disclaimer: This is not a paid review for Patak’s. I am just their biggest fan.


Kay · April 27, 2010 at 11:50 am

This looks absolutely delicious. What’s even better: they sell Patak’s here!

    Al · April 27, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    I am also a fan of Pataks- an ideal base for any curry. Then you can tweak it any way you want!!!

      MommyKnows · April 27, 2010 at 3:22 pm

      So very true Al :) Thanks for stopping by!

Irotama · April 27, 2010 at 1:19 pm

great article!! very interesting good post!!
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MommyKnows · April 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm

@Kay, Thanks Kay! High praise coming from my favourite food blogger.

Nichole · April 27, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Mmmm…. I know what Im cooking for dinner tonight!! Havent tried Pataks yet.

Softigo · April 28, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Hmm damn you I haven’t had anything to eat all day and now I came upon this :p

Safire · April 28, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Now this looks yummy! We’re going to try it!
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Max White · April 29, 2010 at 1:18 pm

ummm i like chicken curry very much.

Jones Castle · April 30, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Chicken curry is my favorite but I still have to try it with Patak’s Hot Curry Paste. The accent of grounded sweet pepper on the curry sauce adds to the aroma and taste. Thank you for posting this easy chicken curry recipe. I will watch out for more posts from you.
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Safire · May 1, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Found Patak’s here at the oriental market in the English food section (!), oddly enough. Right next to the wine gums. Can’t wait to try some. :)
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Red Pepper · May 3, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Thank you MommyKnows.

jafer · May 11, 2010 at 11:53 am

I may just try this, sounds great – I’ve gotta go see if I can find that Patak’s in one of the stores by me.
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Cold sore treatment · May 13, 2010 at 2:17 am

I love curry too, but although Pataks products are good, nothing quite beats mixing the spices yourself. I know that many people think that it’s too complicated, but as long as you have the spices to hand it adds a few minutes to prep time and since you can vary the quantities, it allows you to experiment much more.

Something else that might be useful is how to cook the onions. It took me years to learn that in Indian cooking the onions need to be cooked until really dark brown, rather than golden. Doing this makes a big difference to the flavour and is well worth it.
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Bruce · May 21, 2010 at 7:40 am

Mmmm…. I know what Im cooking for dinner tonight!! Havent tried Pataks yet.

sheenajones25 · May 24, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Wow!!! My favorite chicken curry, i think i need to cook this recipe everyday. I’m getting hungry now….lol

mimi · May 27, 2010 at 12:13 am

I Love Chicken curry. We are going to try it.Thanks Mommy knows.
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mimi · June 3, 2010 at 4:31 am

Wow!!! My favorite chicken curry, i think i need to cook this recipe everyday.

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jenny · June 4, 2010 at 2:56 am

I Love Chicken curry.Thank you MommyKnows.

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ear stretchers · July 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm

wow that really is an easy chicken curry, will try this for sure.

mommyknows · April 27, 2010 at 6:49 pm

Real Food – EASY Chicken Curry

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