If you haven’t tried my Sweet Honey Curry Chicken you are missing out on one of the oldest and best chicken recipes on my website! We have been making this chicken dish for years, the entire family loves it. I have updated this post with new photos and new tips and tricks! 

 Curry Chicken
Curry Chicken

 Fast & Easy Curry Chicken

I would serve this to company, even those with fussy palates, as the curry flavor is incredibly mild, and enhanced by the sweet honey so perfectly, it makes your mouth water just to even smell it. And its easy. Holy smokes, is this chicken easy! This curry chicken is good enough to serve to company yet you spend hardly any time making it.

Curry Chicken Video

Cooking with Curry

This curry chicken has won over many people that thought they didn’t like curry, and that includes some of my own family members! Everyone associates curry with spice and mouth burn, but it’s simply not true. While curried dishes can indeed make your mouth burn, there are mild curries that you can use to make this the ultimate introduction to those family members that are wary about trying curry. Curry is an amazing spice to cook with and this chicken curry recipe is the one that convinced my Mom that she liked curry! You can buy mild to hot curry, all curry is not hot!

What is in Curry?

Curry, the actual spice itself is a complex combination of spices, herbs, including tumeric, cumin, ginger, and fresh or dried hot chillies. Curry can also refer to the many different dishes that people make, from the actual curry sauce to the actual spice itself. It can get confusing between the two, but for the sake of clarity, when I say curry I am talking about the powdered spice in jars.

More Tested and Delicious Curry Recipes:

  1. Honey & Curry Cauliflower
  2. Curry & Honey Roasted Corn on the Cob With Husks
  3. Butternut Squash, Lentil & Coconut Curry Soup
  4. Simple Curried Shrimp Salad
  5. Vegan Curried Split Pea Soup with Homemade Garlic Croutons
  6. Curried Pumpkin Soup
Sweet Honey Curry Chicken thighs in a skillet
Sweet Honey Curry Chicken thighs in a skillet

  Curry Chicken Tips & Tricks

  • You can either bake the curry chicken in a 9×13 pan, on a baking sheet or in an oven safe skillet to save yourself a step.
  • Find a mild curry if you are serving this recipe to people that aren’t sure that they enjoy the flavour or kids. Kids will eat this recipe happily, but most kids don’t like hot spices. This is the perfect introductory dish for them.
  • I prefer using chicken thighs in this recipe. Chicken breasts are good as well but can dry out a little bit.
  • This recipe would make great chicken wings!
  • Watch carefully to make sure that the chicken doesn’t burn in the oven, when you are using honey, things can burn easier! A little browning is delicious however!

This is one of the oldest and the best recipes on my website, meaning that we have been eating this sweet honey curry chicken for almost 10 years now! Crazy! If you are looking for another great recipe that introduces some good spices to your family, try my Uncle Bob’s Japanese Chicken Wings. They are crazy good!

More Chicken Recipes:

  1. Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Thighs
  2. Butter Roasted Chicken
  3. The Best Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Legs
  4. Mom’s Honey Garlic Chicken

Happy cooking everyone! If you made it and loved it, make sure to leave a rating and a comment in the comments below!


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5 from 11 votes
Sweet Honey Curry Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 Sweet Honey Curry Chicken, the perfect dish to introduce your family to the delicious taste of curry!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: curry chicken
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 172 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 6-8 pieces of chicken I prefer thighs but you can cut up a whole chicken too!
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup prepared mustard
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  1.  Preheat your oven to 350 °F.
  2. Take all of the ingredients except for the chicken and whisk together in a bowl.
  3. Take a large skillet and place some olive oil in in. Fry the chicken to get rid of some of the excess fat and crisp the skin.
  4. If you are using an oven safe skillet, keep the chicken in it. If you aren't, transfer the chicken to an oven safe baking sheet or pan.
  5. Pour the sauce over your chicken pieces, coating them all, then set aside some in a little dish for basting later. You don't have to baste, but there is so much sauce that I love to spare some and use it later.
  6. Put the chicken in your 350 degrees oven and cook until the chicken thighs reach a temperature of 180°F.
  7. Now. Important. The honey can and will burn if you have your rack in your oven set too high. Make sure its in the middle, erring on the lower side. Honey burns. Basting will also help make sure it doesn't burn as well. This is truly the only fiddly part about this recipe.
  8. When its ready, serve it up!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Honey Curry Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 486mg 20%
Potassium 21mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Sugars 17g
Vitamin A 7.1%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 1.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  4. Emily Leroeye Reply

    This was absolutely delicious! I made it in my instant pot and it turned out beautifully. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. My husband says it tastes just like something his mom used to make for him.

    • Can you give us some details about how your converted this for the instant pot? I’m new to the IP game. Thanks!

  5. how much/what type of chicken do you recommend? How long does it take to cook?

  6. The Kitchen Magpie Reply

    Oooh that sounds GOOD! Might have to try that..hmm. Crockpot maybe?? Chicken thighs, teriyaki and curry..what else does he put in it?

  7. Sarah Schultz Reply

    One of my BIL’s concoctions is BBQ chicken thighs marinated with teriyaki and curry – they’re amazing!

    • Sarah Schultz Reply

      Nothing! Just marinate in thick teriyaki and sprinkles mild curry and throws them on the grill

    • The Kitchen Magpie Reply

      Oooh that sounds GOOD! Might have to try that..hmm. Crockpot maybe?? Chicken thighs, teriyaki and curry..what else does he put in it?

  8. The Kitchen Magpie Reply

    Right? It’s a great intro to curry! Don’t be scared lol.

  9. Tanya Frewin Reply

    This is a family favourite! I even got staunch curry haters to try this chicken – and they loved it!

  10. This recipe is amazing.  Even my picky kids ate it!! Having it for dinner again tonight!

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