Easy 5 Tips for Irish Curry Chicken Recipe

Irish Curry Chicken Recipe ~This dish is a delicious and easy meal that you will want to make as many times as possible!

This easy one-pot recipe is based on the original Guinness chicken curry but uses a lemon-pepper marinade instead of curry powder.

This bold combination offers up some kick for those who are hesitant to cook with curry, but it’s still comforting enough for those who aren’t.

How to make Irish Curry Chicken Recipe


  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (8 oz. each)
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 jalapeño peppers.


Step 1: To make the chicken: Place chicken breasts in a shallow dish. Stir together lemon juice, oil, lemon-pepper seasoning, and salt in a small bowl. Pour over chicken and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Step 2: Make the Irish Curry Sauce: Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Remove chicken from the marinade and place it in the skillet (discard the remaining marinade).

Step 3: Cook chicken just until no longer pink, about 5 minutes per side.

Step 4: In a bowl, whisk together tomato paste, lemon-pepper seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, and water. Add to the skillet and stir.

Step 5: Stir in chicken broth and green bell peppers; bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Step 6: Stir in scallions, then top with cheese (if desired) and serve immediately over cooked rice.

Nutrition facts of Irish Curry Chicken Recipe

fat18 g
saturated fat4 g
cholesterol77 mg
sodium930 mg
sugar4 g
protein56 g

Health Benefits of Irish Curry Chicken Recipe

Curry contains many substances that are good for the health of our bodies. These include:

Irish Curry Chicken Recipe
Irish Curry Chicken Recipe

Curcumin, turmeric, ginger, and garlic are all known to have powerful effects on various tissues in your body.

Turmeric is one of the best spices for improving your immune system. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory agent; therefore, it can help reduce pain and inflammation from arthritis and cancer treatments.

Easy 5 Tips for Irish Curry Chicken Recipe

1. If you don’t like spicy foods, decrease (or eliminate) optional jalapeños.

2. The longer you marinate the chicken, the more flavorful it will be; however, if time is limited, 2 hours is still a good amount of time for marinating.

3. You can substitute your favorite all-purpose seasoning instead if you don’t have lemon-pepper seasoning.

4. Use your leftover chicken to create a delicious Irish curry chicken wrap or sandwich the next day!

5. If you prefer, substitute boneless skinless chicken thighs for the breasts.

How to store?

I store my meal in the fridge and use it within 3-4 days. You can keep leftover meals (if any) in the freezer for longer storage of up to 6 months. Place the ingredients needed for your recipe into a seal-able container/bag/box.

Can I Freeze It?

Yes, you can freeze your meal (if there is any) for longer storage of up to 6 months. Place the ingredients needed for your recipe into a seal-able container/bag/box.

How to reheat?

Irish Curry Chicken Recipe
Irish Curry Chicken Recipe

I prefer not to microwave the food because it makes the food rubbery. I recommend that you reheat the frozen meal over medium heat and frequently stir until thawed and hot.

Is there an Irish curry?

Honestly, I have to admit I’ve never seen an Irish curry in a restaurant or a store; however, it is as authentic and delicious as Indian curry.

How did you come up with this recipe?

Our family loves one-pot convenience meals. The original Guinness chicken curry recipe was created by my husband, who is of Irish descent.

Since my husband was very happy with the original recipe, I decided to try a version from scratch with all-natural ingredients that we would feel better about eating regularly.

Old fashioned chicken curry

It is a common misconception that curry powder is the main ingredient contributing to dishes’ “curry” flavor.

A few teaspoons of curry powder certainly lend color and spice, but many different herbs are used. Cumin, coriander, and turmeric are probably the most familiar to us. The original Irish Curry Chicken Recipe was adapted from the popular Guinness chicken recipe.

Irish curry vs. Indian curry

Irish Curry Chicken Recipe is a lot of confusion about the difference between Indian and Irish curry. Honestly, I was confused until my husband explained the differences.

Indian curry

The difference is in the spices used in each of these recipes. Most Indian Irish Curry Chicken Recipe are made with a powder that combines up to 20 different herbs,

including cumin, coriander, ginger, red chile peppers, and cinnamon. This is what gives Indian curry its unique flavor.


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