Baked Curry Chicken Breasts Recipe (Simple & Easy)

These Baked Curry Chicken Breasts with maple syrup bake up deliciously fragrant in the oven. Serve them over a bowl of couscous or rice to soak up all those yummy flavors!

You’re going to LOVE this chicken dish. 

Why?

It’s comforting. 

It’s got warming spices. 

It’s dressed up with a fall favorite flavor – maple. 

Plus, it’s super easy to bake these Curried Chicken Breasts in the oven. 

The night before you plan to make them, place them in a curry marinade that’s made with just 6 simple ingredients.

Ingredients needed

  • Chicken Breasts – You can also use chicken thighs if preferred.
  • Curry Powder
  • Butter + Olive Oil 
  • Stone Ground Mustard – Or, try using dijon mustard.
  • Maple Syrup – You can also use honey or a bit of brown sugar.
  • Cayenne Pepper – For a little heat. This is optional.
Ingredients for curried chicken breasts on baking sheet.

The overnight marinating time really helps the curry flavors to permeate the chicken. But, if you’re running short on time, you could also marinate them for as little as four hours. 

Of course, the maple syrup you’re using matters in this recipe. If you’ve got some in your refrigerator, look at the label. If you see more than one ingredient, it’s not pure maple syrup. I’m using 100% pure maple syrup from Canada. This natural sweetener has an unmatched flavor that adds a beautiful depth and complexity to this dish. You’ll know the real maple difference when you taste it! 

When you’re ready to eat, simply preheat your oven to 400-degrees. 

Bake the chicken in the preheated oven, covered, for 20 minutes. Remove the cover, spoon some of the sauce over the chicken, and bake about 15-20 minutes longer, until cooked through (baking time will depend a little on how thick your chicken breasts are). 

Before serving, be sure to drizzle even more of those curried pan drippings over the top of your chicken. 

You’re not going to want to miss any of that flavor! 

Curried chicken breast on bowl of couscous.

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Curried chicken breast on bowl of couscous.

Baked Curry Chicken Breasts

These Curried Chicken Breasts with maple syrup bake up deliciously fragrant in the oven. Serve them over a bowl or couscous or rice to soak up all those yummy flavors!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Marinating & Resting Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 55 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl whisk together the butter, olive oil, dijon, maple syrup, curry, cayenne and a pinch of salt and pepper. Place chicken breasts in a 9×13 inch baking dish and pour the mixture over chicken. Cover with tin foil and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Bake the chicken in the preheated oven, covered, for 20 minutes. Remove the cover, spoon some of the sauce over the chicken, and bake about 15-20 minutes longer, until cooked through (baking time will depend a little on how thick your chicken breasts are). The internal temperature should register 165-degrees on a meat thermometer.
  • Remove from oven, cover, and allow to rest 5 minutes, before serving. Drizzle some of the pan drippings over the top and serve topped with parsley.
  • Enjoy!
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Equipment

Medium Bowl
Baking Dish

Nutrition

Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 577mg | Potassium: 971mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 553IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg

I teamed up with Pure Maple from Canada to bring you this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

2 thoughts on “Baked Curry Chicken Breasts Recipe (Simple & Easy)”

  1. 5 stars
    My whole family (yes, kids included) loved this chicken. It was so flavorful and delicious. I served mine on brioche buns with mayo/mango chutney sauce and mixed greens. I paired it with garlic charred broccolini and baked sweet potato (with some of the yummy sauce from the chicken on top). It was so good! Highly recommend.

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