27+ EASY Indian Chicken Recipes for Dinner

Looking for some tasty Indian chicken recipes for dinner or lunch? There are so many great options! From Indian Butter Chicken, to Chicken Curries, Tikka Masla, and more! Here are 27+ delicious chicken Indian dishes to try at home!

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Below are some classic Indian chicken dishes that you may or may not have tried.

Some of these, like Chicken Vindaloo and Chicken Tikka Masala are traditional Indian cuisine, while others, like this Instant Pot Butter Chicken, are more new-school with an Indian flavor twist. But the one thing they all have in common is that they’re super delicious and easy to prepare!

Find something everyone will love with these 27+ Indian foods featuring chicken.

PS – Don’t forget about these 25+ easy Indian appetizers and delicious Indian Desserts too! Plus, the best wine pairings for Indian food.

The BEST Indian Chicken Recipes to Try Out!

Overhead shot of slow cooker butter chicken in black bowl with rice.
This Slow Cooker Butter Chicken is a deliciously spiced Indian dish that’s easy to make with the help of your crockpot.
Slow Cooker Butter Chicken
Tandoori Chicken and Cauliflower Sheet Pan Dinner. Traditional tandoori spices like turmeric, cumin and cinnamon are the secret to this simple cauliflower and chicken sheet pan dinner’s rich, warm flavors.
Get the RECIPE from The Modern Proper.
Crockpot Creamy Coconut Chicken Tikka Masala: Serve over bowls of rice and you’ll have the perfect bowl of warming, delicious comfort food!
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
Make this easy chicken saag curry recipe at home! Nearly identical to restaurant quality and an incredibly quick and healthy Indian meal.
Get the RECIPE from Running to the Kitchen
Overhead shot of butter chicken in bowl topped with lime wedges and cilantro.
This Instant Pot Butter Chicken recipe features chicken simmered in a mildly spiced, creamy tomato sauce. This delicious Indian dish, served over rice, will be on your dinner table in a flash.
Instant Pot Butter Chicken
Tandoori Chicken oven baked for easy home cooking. A simple 4-ingredient meal that is a cinch to prepare and so incredibly tasty!
Get the RECIPE from Mad Creations Hub
This recipe for Kofta Curry (meatball curry) is full-flavored, super creamy and features tender chicken meatballs. A winner all around!
Get the RECIPE from Zestful Kitchen
Warm spices like ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and cumin mixed with yogurt make the marinade for this simple whole tandoori roast chicken.
Get the RECIPE from The Modern Proper
This 30-minute healthy chicken tikka masala is a Whole30 compliant version of the classic Indian dish. Instant Pot & Slow Cooker options!
Get the RECIPE from Mary’s Whole Life
This Chicken Korma is a delicious Indian dish made with mildly spiced chicken that’s been marinated in a homemade korma paste. Super easy and quick!
Get the RECIPE from Jo Cooks
Easy weeknight recipe for Chicken Vindaloo, a popular Indian curry made with a unique spice paste of dried chilies, tamarind, and vinegar.
Get the RECIPE from Spice Cravings
When you’re in need of warming comfort food, this vibrant, wholesome Coconut Curry Chicken Meatball Soup with Rice is just the soup to make!
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
The Modern Proper took classic Indian chicken tikka masala and turned it into a soup that is the definition of cozy. Slurping encouraged.
Get the RECIPE from The Modern Proper
This creamy, spiced Chicken Korma recipe is the stuff dreams are made of. Loosen up those pants and make this delectable Indian dish at home!
Get the RECIPE from The Wanderlust Kitchen
An authentic Chicken Biryani recipe with simple, easy-to-follow instructions and mouthwatering, traditional Pakistani and Indian flavor.
Get the RECIPE from Tea for Turmeric
Indian Chicken Curry is creamy and savory, made with chicken breast in a seasoned yogurt and tomato sauce, ready in 30 minutes!
Get the RECIPE from Cooking Made Healthy
Simple Coconut Chicken Curry with sweet sesame mango…full of yummy Indian-inspired flavors, made in 30 mins, and so delicious!
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
Easy Mango Chutney Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner . Quick and crazy-delicious, a jar of mango chutney is the secret to the delicious, slightly sweet flavor of this chicken-and-cauliflower sheet pan dinner.
Get the RECIPE from The Modern Proper
Close up of curry chicken skewers on grey plate with parchment paper.
Curried Chicken Skewers with Lime are quick and easy to prepare on the grill. Deliciously fragrant and tangy, they're perfect served alongside some rice and a simple salad. 
Curried Chicken Skewers
A fiery chicken recipe made with green chillies, red chillies and black pepper, with dry roasted curry leaves acting as the cherry on the top. If you love hot and spicy gravy then this recipe is for you.
Get the RECIPE from Archana’s Kitchen
There’s nothing traditional about these chicken shawarma nachos—the meat isn’t cooked on a rotisserie, and is served over corn chips—but sometimes tradition has to scoot over to make room for fun.
Get the RECIPE from The Modern Proper
Harissa chicken in skillet topped with dollops of yogurt sauce.
One Pot Harissa Chicken with Chickpeas is a fuss free dish that's easy to make at home. Spicy, fragrant harissa coats the chicken and chickpeas as they roast and a creamy yogurt harissa sauce finishes it off at the end.
Harissa Chicken
Kerala Chicken Roast Recipe is a no fuss recipe that is loaded with flavours. Chicken is marinated in spices and cooked in an onion tomato gravy.
Get the RECIPE from Archana’s Kitchen
Overhead shot of lemon chicken skewers on plate next to bowl of harissa yogurt sauce.
These Lemon Chicken Skewers cook up perfectly on the grill and are served with a side of Harissa Yogurt Sauce for extra flavor.
Lemon Chicken Skewers
Chicken Chettinad curry is a finger-licking delicious Tamil Nadu dish made with homemade Chettinad masala and pairs well with rice, dosa, etc.
Get the RECIPE from But First Chai

How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these chicken Indian recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

Wine Pairings for Indian Food

  • Indian dishes are heavily spiced and rich with complex flavors and aromas. The key is pairing the complexity with a fruity, cold wine like a sweet Riesling or a floral Rosé. 
  • A crisp Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc also pair well with the spicy, savory flavors.

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27+ Easy Indian Chicken Dishes

Looking for some tasty Indian chicken recipes for dinner or lunch? There are so many great options! Try this Instant Pot Butter Chicken. This easy features chicken simmered in a mildly spiced, creamy tomato sauce. This delicious Indian dish, served over rice, will be on your dinner table in a flash.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Time for pressure to build & release: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger (minced)
  • 1 Tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (cut into 2-inch pieces (or breasts))
  • 1 ½ cups bone broth (or chicken broth)
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 1 14-ounce can coconut milk
  • 4 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves for garnish
  • Greek yogurt for topping
  • Naan (for serving)


  • Set Instant Pot to SAUTE and heat olive oil.
  • Add onions and garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Add tomato paste, ginger, curry powder, garam masala, chili powder, salt & pepper and saute for 3-5 minutes.
  • Pour in the broth and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add the chicken thighs. There should be enough liquid to cover the chicken, so add additional broth or water, if needed.
  • Cover and seal the lid – turn the vent to sealing. Hit CANCEL then press the MANUAL (high pressure) button and set the timer to 10 minutes. It will take about 15 minutes for Instant Pot to come to full pressure, then the display will show a countdown timer.
  • Once the 10 minutes are up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure.
  • Open the lid, hit CANCEL then press SAUTE. Whisk together cornstarch and water and add to Instant Pot with coconut milk. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. The sauce should thicken. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve garnished with cilantro and greek yogurt.



  • Fridge: Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
  • Freezer: Store tightly sealed for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight it the fridge before reheating.
  • To reheat: Reheat in the microwave or on the stove, adding a splash of water or chicken broth, if needed.
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Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 830mg | Potassium: 640mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2.4mg

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