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Vadouvan Curry chicken

Vadouvan Curry Chicken is made with a French curry spice blend and coconut milk. The flavor is so unique and intense – it’s absolutely addicting!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Chicken, French, Gluten Free, Indian, Low Carb
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 229kcal



  • Add the oil to a Dutch oven or a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Stir the Vadouvan curry powder into the oil and cook for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Next, add the red curry paste, garlic, and tomato paste and cook for 1-2 minutes longer.
  • Season with the chicken with salt and pepper and add to the curry mixture, tossing to coat.
  • Reduce heat to medium and cook until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the coconut milk. Continue to cook 5-10 minutes longer or until the sauce reaches your desired level of thickness.
  • Serve this curry over rice, cauliflower rice, noodles or zoodles with a side of vegetables, if desired.


Tips and Techniques For the Best Vadouvan Curry Chicken

  • Don’t skip heating the curry powder in the oil. It releases more flavor from all of the seasonings.
  • Use full fat unsweetened coconut milk for the best results.
  • Store any leftover curry in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Use within 3-4 days.


  • Can you replace the Vadouvan curry powder with regular curry powder? Yes, but the flavor will be slightly different. You may want to consider trying my Coconut Curry Chicken recipe instead.
  • Can you freeze chicken curry? Some chicken curry recipes can be frozen. This recipe contains coconut milk which may separate and become grainy after being frozen.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.5mg