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spicy almond butter curry chicken on a black plate
5 from 9 votes

Spicy Almond Butter Chicken Curry

This recipe for spicy almond butter chicken curry is easy to make and so delicious. And yes, it is a healthy recipe. MaraNatha Almond Butter is healthy, and very creamy. It is the perfect accent to this curry dish.

Course Main dish
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken curry, coconut curry, coconut milk, dairy free, Indian food, yellow curry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 4 servings
Calories 447 kcal


  • 2 lbs chicken breast boneless, skinless
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 3 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 onion small, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 ½ tsp ginger fresh minced
  • 1 carrot large sliced
  • 1 baking potato peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup lite coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp almond butter MaraNatha Creamy No Stir Almond Butter
  • ¼ tstp cayenne pepper
  • 1 roma tomato cored, diced and minced
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro chopped


  1. Cut chicken breast into 1" cubes, and sprinkle with salt.

  2. In a braising pan of large skillet heal oil on medium, add chicken, and cook for about 5 minutes, turning often to get it brown an all sides. 

  3. Sprinkle with cornstarch, and curry. 

  4. Add onions and garlic, and stir for an additional 5minutes. Add water to deglaze the pan.

  5. Add the ginger, carrots, and potatoes. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes, on medium, or until the potatoes begin to soften.

  6. In a glass dish whisk together the coconut milk, and the almond butter, until they are fully integrated. 

  7. Pour coconut milk mixture over the chicken. Stir in the cayenne. 

  8. Simmer uncovered for about 5 minutes until the liquid begins to thicken..

  9. Ad in the tomatoes and sprinkle in the cilantro. Serve with basmati rice and also naan bread if desired.

Recipe Notes

Swap rice for zoodles if you want to go low carb

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Almond Butter Chicken Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 447 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 905mg39%
Potassium 1262mg36%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 51g102%
Vitamin A 2770IU55%
Vitamin C 11.3mg14%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.