Here's a collection of some of the Best Indian Chicken Recipes, where you'll find a variety of appetizers, curries, wraps, and a crowd-pleasing biryani recipe. These authentic recipes combine the best of restaurant and homestyle Indian cuisine and can be made easily in the Instant pot, air fryer, oven, or stovetop.
Whether you're looking for ways to use up chicken thighs, chicken breasts, or even roast a whole chicken, these recipes are fool-proof and super delicious!
Chicken is such a great way to add lean protein to your diet. It is versatile enough to be dressed up in whatever style one likes. Whether you stir-fry it, grill it or add it to curries, you really can't go wrong with it.
Chicken is also known to be rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, which help build stronger muscles and bones. And it works great if you're on a low-carb diet, like me.
Since chicken is the meat of choice in my home I'm always looking for ways to incorporate it into different meals. Thanks to these Indian chicken recipes, I have so many delicious options to choose from!
From authentic restaurant-style curries like butter chicken, chicken tikka masala, chicken korma, to homestyle chicken curry, to grilled classics like tandoori chicken, chicken seekh kebab, each of these Indian chicken dishes is bursting with flavor.
Today I'm sharing a list of over 20 tried and trusted family favorites! Try these tasty Indian chicken recipes for dinner and add a ton of flavor to your weeknight rotation.
Grilled Chicken Recipes (Air Fryer/ Oven)
Tandoori Chicken Wings
Chicken Seekh Kebab (Kabab)
Chicken Tikka Recipe - Airfryer/Oven/Crisplid
Instant Pot Tandoori Whole Chicken
Tandoori Chicken Recipe
Indian Chicken Curry Recipes
Chicken curries are the such a good way to enjoy chicken. Since the meat is simmered in a flavorful gravy, it has so much time to get ultra tender and soak in tons of flavor from the seasonings!
These curry recipes can be served over Jeera rice, saffron rice, or steamed basmati or jasmine rice. These chicken curries also pair extremely well with butter naan or garlic naan. You can also serve them over Indian cauliflower rice for a low-carb option!
Chicken Saag (Chicken Spinach Curry) | Palak Chicken
Kadai Chicken (Chicken Karahi)
Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Curry Recipe in Instant Pot
Butter Chicken: Authentic & Easy Murgh Makhani in the Instant Pot
Chicken Korma- Instant Pot | Stove
Easy Butter Chicken and Saffron Rice
Keema Matar in Instant Pot | Stove (Ground Meat Curry)
Indian Chicken Recipes that Aren't Curry
While curries are delicious, there are plenty of other incredible ways to enjoy chicken in Indian cuisine.
Chicken Kathi Roll
Instant Pot Chicken Biryani
Masala Chicken Burger
Tandoori Chicken Sliders
Chicken & Vegetable Skewers with Lemon Rice
One-Pot Coconut Lime Chicken and Rice (Pot-in-Pot, Instant Pot)
Common Questions for Cooking Chicken
First thing's first, if you have frozen chicken you'll want to thaw it in the refrigerator. After that proceed as directed by the recipe.
The best way to thaw chicken is to let it sit in the fridge overnight. If you're short on time, you can place it in a large ziplock bag and set it in a bowl of cold water. Let it sit, changing the water out every 20 minutes until it's thawed completely.
The best way to tell that chicken is done cooking is to use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. The minimum internal temperature of the chicken should be 165ºF or higher.
In general, cooked chicken lasts in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the fridge or for 2-3 months in the freezer.