This Easy Baked Curry Chicken recipe only requires a few spices to really make those chicken drumsticks stand out. They are juicy, tender, and full of flavor! And if you love Indian spiced flavors – I am going to show exactly how to make the perfect curry chicken!
A good chicken recipe doesn’t require much work so I’ve kept things super simple in this recipe. It doesn’t get much easier than this! Baked Curry Chicken Drumsticks are delicious way to spice up your kitchen routine! With some Indian spices of course! I recommend that everyone has a good chicken drumstick recipe in their repertoire because those are cheap, available almost everywhere, and so versatile! Exactly what we want.
How long do I need to bake my curry chicken
The length of time that you need to bake curry chicken depends on what you are trying to achieve. If you want tender chicken meat, then 45 minutes at 375 F. is perfect amount of time in my opinion. That way your chicken is not only fully cooked, it is also fall of the bone tender – so tender as a matter of fact, that you will want to eat it all in one seating! Brace yourselves!
What if I don’t have chicken drumsticks
If you don’t have chicken drumsticks, this recipe works well with chicken thighs. Or even chicken breasts! What I personally found is that chicken drumsticks are tender and juicy when cooked in this flavorful curry sauce, that’s why they are my go to option for curry chicken.
This recipe makes enough for 1 and ½ pounds of drumsticks, which is 6 drumsticks. All of them fit into my 12 inch Lodge skillet, which by the way is the most useful skillet in my kitchen. However, if you happened to buy a large amount of drumsticks and want to go big, simply double the amount of spices to make as much curried chicken as you like!
What kind of spices should I use for curry chicken
Having the right combination of savory and sweet is paramount! You will notice that I didn’t add much heat to the sauce because I don’t think it’s necessary here. This baked curry chicken recipe is not about being extra spicy, but rather extra flavorful. If you don’t have all of the spices needed, feel free to use a good quality curry powder instead. Or, if you are lucky one to have Garam Masala on hand – perfect! Just use that one and you are all set!
What kind of pan should I use
I like to use a 12 inch cast iron pan as well as this amazing pan for many of my recipes. Why? Cast iron pan is non stick, chemical free and lasts a long time. You can use it both on the stove and in the oven. And it’s easy to clean and less expensive than other pans on the market!
What to serve with Baked Curry Chicken
This curry chicken recipe can easily be combined with many side dishes. If you like green beans I would recommend Garlic Lemon Green Beans. Creamy Brussels sprouts will work here to.
More chicken recipe ideas
Sweet and Salty Chicken Thighs
Baked Curry Chicken
- 3 tablespoons plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1.5 lb. chicken drumsticks, or thighs
- ¼ cup chicken broth
- Add yogurt, olive oil, cumin powder, ginger, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, salt, and garlic to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
- Add the chicken and mix to coat it well.
- Brown chicken drumsticks in the pan for about 6-8 minutes in an oven safe skillet (such as cast iron pan). Deglaze the bottom of the pan with chicken broth.
- Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only. This information comes from online calculators. Although whatsinthepan.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.
Tried this and my so loved it. Another version of his favorite curry chicken.
Can you bake the chicken thighs in a aluminium pan and how long
I would definitely bake them for at least 30 minutes and up to 45.
Do you adjust the time if using chicken breast? My boyfriend hates bone-in meats of any kind.
You would bake them only for 25 to 35 minutes until no longer pink and fully white in color and cooked.
Great instructions and tips, thanks for sharing! Just looking at these photos makes me hungry!
Can I omit the cinnamon or will that change the taste too much ?
Yes, you can! It will be fine without cinnamon:)
Excellent recipe. So easy when I buy lots of chicken drumsticks!
Perfect for any in-bone chicken!