Do you love Costco Chicken Curry? Do you want to know how to make Costco Chicken Curry at home? Today is the day! I will show you how to make a copycat of Costco’s delicious chicken curry.
This recipe starts by marinating the skinless, boneless chicken thighs in a combination of oil, yogurt, and spices. You can choose from various spices, and this recipe will work equally well with either fresh or dried ginger.
This marinade is like a curry broth and allows the chicken to absorb lots of flavor during its time in the marinade. The marinade needs a minimum of 1 hour, but it is best if allowed to sit overnight in the refrigerator.
This recipe builds the curry by adding more spices at each step. First, add garlic, ginger, onion paste, tomato paste, coriander powder , cumin powder , turmeric powder, and red chili powder. Then at the end of cooking, you add garam masala to give it a final touch.
I have found with this particular recipe that when cooking it in a skillet, the yogurt tends to cause the sauce to separate. I recommend cooking this curry in a dutch oven or a slow cooker.
How To Prepare Costco Chicken Curry?
- 1/2 cup oil (I used Canola, but Olive Oil works well too)
- 2 cups plain yogurt
- 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into bite-sized pieces
- 3 tsp ginger powder or freshly grated ginger root to taste (start with 3 tsp and increase to taste. Fresh Ginger works best)
- 5 Tbsp coriander powder (start with 3 Tbsp and increase to taste. If you cannot find Coriander Powder, use Garam Masala)
- 1/4 cup cumin powder (start with 2 Tbsp and increase to taste if needed)
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp red chili powder
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup water (more or less depending on desired thickness)
- 2 cups onion paste or pureed onions (start with 1 cup and increase to taste if needed. I recommend using Vidalia, Walla Walla, Maui, or another sweet onion)
- 1/2 cup tomato paste (start with 1/4 cup and increase to taste if needed. I recommend using tomato paste since it adds a lot of flavor, but you can use ketchup if you don’t have any on hand.)
- 4 cloves garlic crushed or minced to taste (start with 2 cloves and increase to taste. Garlic burns quickly, so add it in the final steps.)
- 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)
- 1 tsp garam masala for garnish (optional)
How To Prepare Costco Chicken Curry Recipe – Step By Step
1. In a large bowl, mix oil, yogurt, ginger powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, and red chili powder.
2. Add chicken thighs to this mixture and mix well. Marinate covered in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight for best results.
3. In a skillet on medium heat, add onion paste or pureed onions, garlic, salt, and tomato paste.
4. Saute onion mixture until browned on the edges for about 5 minutes, constantly stirring to prevent burning.
5. Add marinated chicken thighs along with any marinade that might have leaked off into the bowl.
6. Increase heat to medium-high and saute until the underside of the chicken pieces is nicely browned.
7. Add 3/4 cup water into the pan to help with sauteing and scraping any bits of onion or chicken that might have stuck to the bottom of the skillet.
8. Cover skillet, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for about 15 minutes, often stirring until chicken is cooked.
9. Add 1 tsp salt and garam masala to the pan and mix well. Continue simmering for 5 more minutes until the sauce thickens a bit.
10. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve over rice or naan bread.
Nutrition Fact of Costco Chicken Curry
Recipe – Canned Ginger Contains Vitamin K, which is essential for blood clotting. The consumption of ginger has also been linked to preventing heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer.
Coriander powder contains calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, niacin, thiamine, vitamin B6 and zinc. Also, coriander is a good source of dietary fiber and protein.
Turmeric powder contains vitamin B6, curcumin, iron, manganese, potassium, and thiamine. Also, turmeric is a good source of dietary fiber and protein.
Garam Masala contains iron and vitamin C. Also, garam masala is a good dietary fiber and protein source.
Onions contain vitamin C, chromium, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and vitamin B6. Also, onions are a good source of dietary fiber and carbohydrates.
Tomato paste contains lycopene, niacin, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, potassium, riboflavin, thiamine, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. Also, tomato paste is a good source of dietary fiber and protein.
Cilantro contains calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, thiamine, vitamin B6 and zinc. Also, cilantro is low in saturated fat and sodium while being high in dietary fiber.
The Bottom Line
I hope you found this article useful and informative. In my opinion, Costco chicken curry is a great dish to try if you want something different from the usual hot pot or fried rice fare.
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