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Chicken Korma

This Chicken Korma is a delicious Indian dish made with mildly spiced chicken that's been marinated in a homemade korma paste. It's so easy to make, luscious and creamy, this chicken will surely become a show-stopper! My recipe is packed full of amazing flavor and will more than hit the spot.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Marinating time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chicken korma, chicken recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 394kcal


  • 1 lb chicken thighs boneless and skinless, cut into small bite size pieces
  • ½ cup tomato passata or crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger fresh, crushed
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika sweet
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste
  • ½ cup almonds or cashews
  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • ½ cup heavy cream


  • Add the tomato passata, garlic, ginger, garam masala, turmeric, paprika coriander, salt, almonds, yogurt to your food processor and process on high until smooth.
  • Toss the chicken with the paste and mix well. Cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Add the olive oil and butter to a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes or until they start to brown a bit and are softened.
  • Add the chicken to the skillet, including the yogurt mixture that's left in the bowl and cook for about 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Stir in the heavy cream and mix well. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with yogurt and cilantro, if preferred. Serve over rice and naan bread.



This dish will last up to 3 days in the fridge if stored in an airtight container. This curry freezes superbly as well! Just store it in a shallow container and be sure it's completely cooled before popping it in. It should keep for up to 3 months if frozen, just reheat on the stove when you're ready to enjoy it.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1.5mg