A family-friendly mild chicken curry that is ultra-creamy, easy to make, and absolutely delicious.
My three kids love this recipe, and I usually serve it with homemade pilau rice and naan bread. You might also like my mild and creamy leftover chicken curry recipe if you have leftover roast chicken!
This mild and creamy chicken curry is requested quite frequently for our famous curry nights! It's mild but fragrant enough for adults to enjoy too.
👩🍳 Love mild curries? Check out my easy chicken pasanda!
✔️ Why should you try it?
- Quick and easy to make.
- A great first curry for young children, toddlers and even babies.
- Mild and fragrant so the whole family can enjoy it.
- Freezer friendly.
What is mild curry?
Mild chicken curries, such as korma and passanda, are generally made using yogurt, cream or coconut milk. This recipe uses double cream to create a subtly spiced curry that kids will love.
The ingredients list for this kid-friendly chicken curry is really simple.
For the curry paste base, you will need an onion, garlic, root ginger and coriander stalks, as well as store bought (or homemade, if you prefer) korma paste.
Chicken Breasts - 4 boneless breast fillets are needed for this recipe.
Chicken Stock - Forms the base of the sauce.
Ground Almonds - Helps to thicken the sauce.
Turmeric - For colour and flavour.
Mango Chutney - A couple of tablespoons stirred through the curry sauce gives it a lovely fruitiness that kids seem to love.
Double Cream - Added near the end of cooking and ensures the curry is creamy and delicious.
One: Peel the onion, garlic, and ginger, and chop up 2 tablespoons of coriander stalks.
Two: Process with 2 tablespoons of water in a food processor until a paste forms.
Three: Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan and fry the paste for 5 minutes.
Four: Add the curry paste and turmeric and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Five: Keep stirring the paste so it doesn't stick to the base of the pan.
Six: Add the chicken, stock, ground almonds and mango chutney.
Seven: Simmer for about 20 -25 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
Eight: Stir through the double cream and serve with rice and naan breads.
💭 Top tips
This is a great base recipe you can use with a variety of different meats, fish, and vegetables. Make up the curry sauce and add leftover roast chicken, lamb, or beef.
If the adults want a bit more heat and spice, serve the curry to the kids first, then add in a tablespoon of chilli sauce.
🍴 Serving suggestions
Serve the creamy chicken curry with homemade pilau rice, naan bread, and mango chutney.
You might also like my slow cooker chicken curry too!
The chicken could be replaced with prawns, or you could use leftover roast chicken, beef, or lamb.
Make it vegetarian by using cubed sweet potato and spinach. A can of chickpeas would help to bulk it out too.
The curry will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. As my husband and I work from home, we will often have leftovers for lunch the next day.
🧊 Suitable for freezing?
It's also suitable for freezing, so why not make a double batch and freeze half for another day? It's always handy to have home-cooked meals you can pull out of the freezer on busy weeknights.
Some more child-friendly curry recipes you might like;
- Slow Cooker Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry
- Creamy Turkey Curry
- Mild Chilli Con Carne for Kids
- Keema Matar
- Mild and Fruity Sausage Curry
- Mince & Pea Curry
- Easy Lamb Balti
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Mild Chicken Curry for Kids
- 1 Onion peeled
- 2 Garlic Cloves peeled
- 2 tablespoon Coriander stalks not the leaves
- 2 cm Root Ginger peeled
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 4 tablespoon Mild Curry Paste e.g. korma
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric
- 4 Chicken Breasts cut into pieces
- 50 g Ground Almonds
- 300 ml Chicken Stock
- 2 tablespoon Mango Chutney
- 50 ml Double Cream
- Place the onion, garlic, ginger and coriander stalks in a food processor with 2 tablespoons of water and process until a paste forms.
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a shallow casserole and fry the onion paste for 5 minutes.
- Add in the curry paste and turmeric and cook for a further 2 minutes.
- Add the chicken, stock, ground almonds and mango chutney to the pan and simmer for 20 - 25 minutes until the chicken is cooked.
- Add in the double cream just before serving. Use coriander leaves to garnish if you wish.
This curry is so creamy and definitely a comfort meal option. Love your delicious recipe.Thanks
My son loves this chicken curry! He says it's one of his top 5 favorite dinners!
Hi Lauren! So glad to hear your son likes it!
We have no kids currently living at home, but no worries, my husband and I would LOVE this simple curry!
I love this idea! My kids are going to love this recipe! Can't wait to make this!
This is so amazing!! My kids really loved it!
Could you substitute the ground almonds with anything if someone has a nut allergy?
Hi Melanie. You could just leave them out altogether. They really help thicken the sauce so you might need to thicken with a bit of cornflour at the end of cooking instead (or use thickening granules like I do).
Cat | Curly's Cooking
This looks really tasty and the perfect curry for when you want something mild and comforting.
Hi Cat! It's definitely comforting and perfect for Autumn.
Creamy chicken curries like this are my absolute fave. I might be a small child you know!
Looking forward to this one and our teenagers will appreciate a mild curry. Thanks 🙂
I love curries- but can’t easy spicy food. That is always the kind of curry I order at our favourite Indian restaurant.
One short question: can you remember the weight of the chicken fillets (roughly)?
I would love to cook that tomorrow- but just have chicken thighs available.
An answer would be really appreciated. Thank you❣️
Greetings from Scotland 🏴
Hi Heike. I'd say 600g of chicken thighs (boneless and skinless) would work just fine in place of the chicken breasts. Enjoy!
Thank you for replying
An absolute favourite in our house now for both the kids and adults! We love this recipe
That's so good to hear Aymee!
My very fussy toddler ate a whole plate of this! My husband and I loved it too, very fragrant and full of flavor!
Hi Katie, so glad you all enjoyed it!
Did this curry for a family meal tonight as we're trying to eat with the kids more, and two out of three of them LOVED it (as did me and my husband) and even had second (and third) helpings! The other isn't quite 2 yet and is very fussy anyway but as everyone else likes it I'm going to keep on doing this and hopefully when she grows out of her fussy phase she will also love it. Definitely one to add into regular rotation.
So glad to hear this Sarah...and as a Mum of three myself... there is always one!🤣
Mine came out a very different color but still delicious and very mild. My digestively challenged family members were able to enjoy it which is a huge win for us!
Is this recipe freezable at all? My toddler and husband both loved this so would be ideal to make a big batch of the sauce only and cook the chicken separately!
Hi Bekah! Yes you can freeze it for up to 3 months. Glad your family enjoyed it.