Irish Chicken Curry Recipe: Great 6 Freezing Ideas

Irish chicken curry is a dry curry that blends Indian and Ireland flavors. The spice paste, called masala, contains a blend of spices that include cumin, coriander, cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon.

It can be made up in advance so that the cooking time doesn’t have to be half the day long. Make sure you get plenty of basmati rice to prepare for when your meal is ready.

How to make Irish Chicken Curry Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Pinch salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons flour for roux (you may substitute gluten-free all-purpose flour)
  • 4 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 1 can coconut milk (not light)
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar.


Step 1: Start by melting the butter in a large skillet over medium to high heat. Add the curry powder and cinnamon. Stir constantly until combined.

Step 2: Add salt and pepper. Place the chicken thighs in the skillet and cook until browned on each side, approximately 2 minutes per side, then set aside on a plate.

Step 3: Add the flour to make a roux, browning for 10 minutes over low heat and constantly stirring to prevent burning (or substituting gluten-free flour).

Add the stock and coconut milk. Stir until combined. Cook until the sauce thickens, approximately 10 minutes over low to medium heat, stirring frequently.

Step 4: Serve with basmati rice and green vegetables. As you eat this dish, you’ll notice that it has a slightly different taste from traditional Indian or Thai curries.

The dark colors of the spices and brown sugar contrast with the buttery chicken thighs uniquely.

Step 5: Serve with coconut rice and a green vegetable on the side.

Nutrition facts of Irish Chicken Curry Recipe

Protein28.4 g
Carbs18.9 g
Fat13 g
Sodium339 mg  
Cholesterol58 mg
Dietary Fiber5.2 g  
Potassium553 mg

Health Benefits of Irish Chicken Curry Recipe

This Irish chicken curry recipe is simple but tasty. The spices contain a blend of healthy and unhealthy ingredients and fat, carbs, and protein.

Irish Chicken Curry Recipe
Irish Chicken Curry Recipe

Many vitamins and minerals can benefit your health when consumed in moderation. 

Calcium. The curry powder contains over 1100 mg of calcium. The chicken contains around 20 mg of calcium when cooked with curry. 

Great 6 Freezing Ideas for Irish Chicken Curry Recipe

1. Brown the masala in a pan and freeze it in an airtight container. Every two weeks, take it out and let it defrost. You can then add chicken thighs and stock to make a fresh batch of curry each time.

2. Freeze fresh curries in individual-sized containers for easy reheating the next day.

3. Freeze freshly cooked rice in baggies for easy side dishes on busy nights. Place the frozen rice into boiling water for about 5 minutes before serving for a quick convenience meal.

4. Freeze fresh basmati rice for quick meals and side dishes for future use.

5. Freeze leftover curries in individual-sized containers for easy reheating the next day.

6. Freeze freshly cooked curry-flavored pasta in baggies for an easy side dish on busy nights. Place the frozen pasta into boiling water for about 5 minutes before serving for a quick convenience meal.

How to store?

You can store this curry in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Make sure to let the curry cool before freezing it. You can use freezer bags for safe freezing or wrap the curry into parchment paper and freeze.

Using parchment paper, make sure that you leave enough room for expansion; otherwise, the rice will be stuck together when thawed.

Is Irish Chicken Curry Recipe Healthy?

The amount of fat, carbs, and protein in this Irish chicken curry recipe isn’t as high as many other recipes. It does contain butter, which can increase saturated fats,

but even the amount of saturated fat likely won’t be enough to raise your cholesterol levels significantly. This curry also contains a small amount of sugar, so you should use it sparingly.

Is Irish Chicken Curry Recipe Gluten-Free?

This Irish chicken curry recipe isn’t gluten-free. You’ll need to substitute gluten-free flour for the flour if you have a gluten intolerance.

Irish Chicken Curry Recipe
Irish Chicken Curry Recipe

The curry powder contains enough spices that you likely won’t notice a difference in taste if you use a gluten-free curry powder, but double-check its ingredients before buying it to ensure it’s safe for your diet.

Irish curry vs. Indian curry

Irish Curry (or Chicken Curry) is a dish that originated in Ireland. The recipe has many variations, but the ingredients always include chicken, potatoes, and onions.

Some recipes also add cilantro, carrots, and tomatoes. The curry sauce usually has spices such as cumin and coriander and other cinnamon and turmeric flavors.

Indian curry (or chicken curry) is a chicken or lamb curry style flavored with herbs or spices from India or Pakistan.

Old fashioned chicken curry

The old-fashioned chicken curry is an Indian dish with a very creamy sauce. It’s usually made with diced chicken, onions, and mild spices like turmeric.

It’s usually served over either white or brown basmati rice and can be eaten as a main course or as an accompaniment to another dish.

This recipe came from the fact that it was once a British favorite of cooked curry flavored with curry leaves, indigenous to the areas in Southern Asia that Britain controlled.


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