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Easy Chicken Curry Recipe

Easy Paleo Chicken Curry is a scrumptious and simple weeknight dinner.
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Steph’s note: I’m really chuffed to introduce you to my guest bloggers Emma and Carla, the dynamic sister duo behind The Merrymaker Sisters! These two creative minds come up with all sorts of amazing Paleo food, both savory and sweet. Emma and Carla are well-known in the Australian Paleo world, and I know you’ll love what they’re doing down under. Definitely check out their site and social media for lots of great inspiration. Take it away, ladies!

How to Make Easy Paleo Chicken Curry

For this simple chicken curry, you’ll cook up the onions and spices, add the chicken, and then create the curry sauce with coconut milk and pumpkin puree to bring it all together. To keep this recipe grain-free, serve over cauliflower rice. But if white rice is part of your routine, that works, too.

Feel free to add other veggies to experiment with your favorite flavor profile.
Easy Paleo Chicken Curry satisfies your comfort food cravings with gluten-free, dairy-free ingredients! | StupidEasyPaleo.com

Easy Paleo Chicken Curry—The Merrymaker Sisters | stephgaudreau.com

Easy Paleo Chicken Curry Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chicken, Ethnic, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Whole30
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 504 kcal

Easy Paleo Chicken Curry satisfies your comfort food cravings with gluten-free, dairy-free ingredients!



  • 6 boneless chicken thighs diced
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 medium zucchini sliced
  • 2 cups button mushrooms sliced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste


  1. In a large saucepan over high heat, melt the ghee. Add the onion and spices and sauté.
  2. Add the chicken and cook until the sides have just turned white.
  3. Turn down the heat to low and add the pureed pumpkin and water. Stir until combined and then cover and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. At the 10 minute mark, add the zucchini and mushrooms.
  5. Serve with a dollop of coconut cream, fresh cilantro and a side of cauli rice! Make sure you make enough for leftovers! Curries are always better the next day right?!

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Paleo Chicken Curry Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 504 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 185mg62%
Sodium 155mg6%
Potassium 981mg28%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 10430IU209%
Vitamin C 23.3mg28%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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33 Responses

  1. This recipe fell flat on me 🙁 I think I needed more seasoning in the curry mixture – avoid my mistake and make sure you taste and adjust as you cook this.

    1. Hi Hollie, you were right. Adding salt, pepper, and garlic powder did the trick. It’s still a little flat, but it’s no longer bland.

        1. Curry is a mixture of different spices, not a single spice in and of itself. It can be achieved by mixing spices separately.

        2. I used one dessert spoon of curry powder in this recipe. No other changes and it was delicious.
          Thanks Sisters, I am also from Oz.

          1. I will try this week! with the spoon of curry powder. We have a delicious curry dish at the restaurant where i work but it always makes me feel bloated.

    1. Hi Elaine…hmmm that’s a tough one. I’ll let the Merrymaker Sisters chime in on that one 🙂

  2. This is YUMMY!!!!!!!! I went ahead and sautéed the mushrooms and zucchinis with the onions because I used a rotisserie chicken. I also used smoked paprika, and the flavor was definitely on point!

    1. I’m glad you liked it and what a great shortcut with the rotisserie chicken! 🙂

    1. Hi Amber,

      Since there isn’t an emphasis on calorie counting in paleo, I’ve not provided that information. You can easily use an app / site called My Fitness Pal to track all of that if you’re really curious.

      1. I do use myfitnespal – i’m trying to make the count as accurate as possible, that’s why I ask. Not all of your recipes are listed there

        1. Hi Amber…then you’d have to type in each ingredient separately. I wish I had a team to do all that for me, but alas, I don’t…yet 😉

          On another note, we don’t want a huge daily surplus of caloric intake but stressing out about such accuracy isn’t good for health either!

      2. Yes, on MyFitnessPal you can just copy the address of where the recipe is and paste it. The app does all the calculations for you. It even allows you to change things easily.

  3. I loved this! I made a huge batch and have been taking it to work 🙂 I just used mashed pumpkin too and it has so much flavour. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. I found this dish rather bland. It definitely did not taste like curry although it was hot because of the red pepper flakes. I added some salt and pepper and good dollop of curry powder along with some coconut milk and it was better.

  5. I tried it and it was fast and easy. I changed it up by adding sea salt, 1 tsp. cardamon and changing out one of the zuchinis for a carrot and some kale for more variety. Very good.

  6. Question- I don’t see coconut milk in the ingredients. Do you just add some coconut cream at the end? Is that the same as the cream in a can of coconut milk? Do I not add the whole can, just the separated cream part?

    1. This one is made without coconut milk. You could stir coconut milk or cream into it if you like. No, you can just add the coconut milk from the can. If it’s separated you’d want to add the cream part.

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