Grilled Curry Chicken



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This juicy grilled curry chicken is coated in a flavorful curry spice blend and doesn’t require any marinating time. Just rub on the spices, grill and enjoy!

Three curry rubbed chicken breasts on a cookie sheet.

Back in 2014 when I first starting eating meat again (after being vegetarian for a few years) I found these Thai curry seasoned chicken skewers from Whole Foods that I loved. It was the best tasting chicken I’d ever had before and I quickly became hooked on the skewers and bought them almost weekly.

Sliced curry rub chicken breast topped with cilantro and red pepper flakes. Chicken is served over a bed of rice and next to broccoli.

After a little research, I figured out how to make my own Thai curry spice blend that was similar to the Whole Foods version and it’s still one of my  favorite ways to eat chicken. My apple cider vinegar chicken is another fave!

I have a big batch of the homemade spice blend in the pantry and I make this chicken at least once a week. I love that it’s super flavorful without having to add any oil or sugar!

Ingredients measured out in glass bowls.

Just a note, the spice blend is a little on the spicy side from the crushed red pepper. I’m a big fan of spicy food, but if you’re not you may want to use less crushed red pepper than the recipe calls for to tone it down or simply omit it all together.

Three thai curry rubbed chicken breasts on a plate lined with paper.

What to Serve with Curry Grilled Chicken

To make a meal of this curry grilled chicken we usually serve it with a vegetable side (see some ideas below) and a little rice or serve it on salad. I’ve used it as a topping on this peach salad instead of the salmon and it was incredible!

Grilled curry chicken on a plate with rice and broccoli.

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4.54 from 15 votes

Grilled Curry Chicken

This juicy grilled curry chicken is coated in a flavorful curry spice mixture and doesn’t require any marinating time. You just rub on the spices, grill and enjoy! 
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts*

Thai Curry Spice Blend

  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons curry powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 2-3 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley


  • Combine the curry powder, onion powder, crushed red pepper flakes, sea salt and parsley in a small bowl to create the spice blend. Use the spice blend as a rub, using as much as needed to cover each chicken breast. You may have a bit of the spice rub left over — just store any remaining in an airtight container for later use. Just be sure not to contaminate it with any raw chicken juice.
  • Preheat an indoor or outdoor grill on medium heat. Lightly oil the grill grate, place chicken on the grill and cook for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, until juice runs clear. Cook time will vary based on the size of your chicken breast.


  • If you prefer, you can also use other cuts of chicken, such as boneless skinless thighs or bone-in breasts, thighs or wings.


Serving: 4-5 oz breast | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 1084mg | Fiber: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: curry grilled chicken
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  1. Making this tonight for sure! All of the recipes I’ve tried from your site have been amazing so I know it will be delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    Another perfect EBF recipe. I’m not sure if we just share the same flavor palette but nothing has ever been less than spectacular. This chicken is so flavorful and the rub locks in the juices and makes the chicken extremely moist. A perfect summer dish

    1. Ahh that makes me so happy to hear. So glad you loved this recipe, Ashlee. 🙂 Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

  3. 5 stars
    Have to say this recipe was amazing, the spices made the best mix, the chicken turned out to taste like restaurant quality. Can’t wait to eat it again! Thank you.

    1. Ahh yay, that makes me so happy to hear, Beth!! I’m so glad this recipe was a hit. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me. <3

  4. 5 stars
    This sounds so delicious! Do you know if it qualifies as keto? I’m a newbie but considering trying out this diet plan as part of my 2021 health goals so looking for healthy keto-friendly recipes! Thanks!

  5. 5 stars
    Delicious!! Cut the red pepper flakes just a tad and it was perfect. Used fresh parsley too. Cooked it on a cast iron grill skillet on the stovetop. A side of rice and steamed broccoli and dinner is done. Yum! Will definitely be making again! Trying the Chicken Wild Rice Soup recipe in the crock pot tomorrow.

    1. Totally! I’d bake it at 350F for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway. Just make sure the the thickest part of the breast is 165°F. 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    SO GOOD!!! This curry chicken is amazing. I love spicy things so this was great. I ended up using a little less crush red pepper my second time, but either way it is very delicious.

    1. Yay! Glad this recipe is a hit, Alexandra! Thanks so much for leaving a review, I appreciate it.

  7. 5 stars
    The grilled chicken curry was SO DELICIOUS! My best friend made it for me when I went to visit her new house, she knows I couldn’t have soy or dairy due to my picky breastfeeding babe who has allergies! It was delicious and I didn’t even notice it was “missing” anything. I was so full and have been CRAVING it ever since.

    1. Woo! So pumped to hear that you loved this recipe, Abigayle. I do have this blog post with 100+ dairy-free and soy-free recipes for nursing mamas that might be helpful for you!