Curry Chicken

Quick & Easy Chicken Dinner

This wonderful one-pan meal takes less than 20 minutes to make. It features asparagus, which provides a rich source of vitamin K, an important nutrient for blood clotting and bone health. It’s seasoned with curry powder, a great source of the anti-inflammatory bioactive compound called curcumin. Serve over brown rice, quinoa, whole grain noodles or a bed of greens.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour or gluten-free all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or ghee
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and sliced into1-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons tamari soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. Combine water, honey, salt, and pepper in a small bowl or measuring cup and stir well. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and curry powder. Add the chicken and toss until each piece is coated.
  3. Heat the oil in a medium non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until chicken becomes opaque and begins to brown. Add the asparagus and continue to stir until asparagus become bright green, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add the honey mixture, tamari soy sauce, and rice vinegar and continue to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes to ensure chicken is thoroughly cooked, sauce will thicken.
  5. Remove from heat and season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve with a lime wedge.

Note: This recipe is an adaption of Ali Slagle’s Turmeric-Black Pepper Chicken with Asparagus from The New York Times

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD

About the Recipe Author

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD, is an integrative dietitian culinary nutrition expert with nearly two decades of experience working towards improving the health of others. She is passionate about educating others how to harness the healing power of food and healthful lifestyle changes.