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!
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:
- Honey & Curry Cauliflower
- Curry & Honey Roasted Corn on the Cob With Husks
- Butternut Squash, Lentil & Coconut Curry Soup
- Simple Curried Shrimp Salad
- Vegan Curried Split Pea Soup with Homemade Garlic Croutons
- Curried Pumpkin Soup
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:
- Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Thighs
- Butter Roasted Chicken
- The Best Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Legs
- Mom’s Honey Garlic Chicken
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Sweet Honey Curry Chicken
- Prep Time
- 10 minutes
- Cook Time
- 35 minutes
- Total Time
- 45 minutes
- Main Course
- Karlynn Johnston
- 6-8 pieces of chicken I prefer thighs but you can cut up a whole chicken too!
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1/2 cup liquid honey
- 1/4 cup prepared mustard
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 1 tsp salt
- Preheat your oven to 350 °F.
- Take all of the ingredients except for the chicken and whisk together in a bowl.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Put the chicken in your 350 degrees oven and cook until the chicken thighs reach a temperature of 180°F.
- 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.
- When its ready, serve it up!
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.