Grilled Curry Chicken


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.

More Chicken Recipes You Might Enjoy

If you make this grilled curry chicken please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other readers who are thinking about making the recipe. 

Grilled Curry Chicken

4 from 9 votes
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! 
Grilled curry chicken on a plate with rice and broccoli.
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
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: curry grilled chicken


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    1. Alexandra Haan
      May 10, 2022 AT 9:38 am

      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. Brittany Mullins
        May 11, 2022 AT 7:44 am

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

    2. rosemary parkinson
      November 20, 2021 AT 6:35 pm

      can you bake this and if so, what temp?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 22, 2021 AT 6:40 pm

        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. 🙂

    3. Claudine
      January 12, 2021 AT 9:21 pm

      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. Brittany Mullins
        January 13, 2021 AT 2:29 pm

        So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Claudine. Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    4. Jennifer T
      December 30, 2020 AT 12:33 am

      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. Beth
      September 13, 2020 AT 3:31 am

      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. Brittany Mullins
        September 14, 2020 AT 3:14 pm

        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

Parchment paper lined with protein balls.


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