Chicken Curry Sauce

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Here is a great simple that require minimal cooking effort. ditch your regular red stew for this, I promise you it’s well worth it. Serve it with some white rice and enjoy.




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  • 8- pieces Chicken – Leg and Thigh (Cut into chunks)
  • 3 – cubes maggi
  • Salt – to taste
  • 4 – Tablespoons Cooking oil
  • 3 – cups cubed Sweet Potatoes or Yam
  • 2 – (400ml) Cans Coconut cream (milk)
  • 2-3 cups Vegetables of choice
  • 1 – Tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 – Teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 – Scotch Bonnet pepper (Atarodo) – Minced


  • Season the cut chicken with salt and 1 cube maggi – Set aside
  • Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add in the oil. Add in the seasoned chicken and sear on all sides until brown.

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  • Add in all left over ingredients with the chicken. Stir to combine

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  • Simmer on medium heat until chicken is cooked through and yam is tender. Adjust with water for thickness

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Serve with rice

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By |January 14th, 2015|86 Comments


  1. 08065002421 February 11, 2017 at 2:58 am - Reply

    what if i use Irish in place of yam and sweet potatoes
    will it come out gud

  2. Janet Desmond Woyens October 25, 2016 at 2:31 am - Reply

    Please what are the other things on the plate the carrot is?

  3. Lara September 14, 2016 at 11:36 am - Reply

    Well done Ronke. This recipe is ACE!

  4. chinwe August 20, 2016 at 8:12 am - Reply

    What is the skillet there pls

  5. Soph July 24, 2016 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Another winner!!!

  6. Damilola Adebayo July 10, 2016 at 6:38 am - Reply

    I tried this and it was AMAZING. It caused fight with hubby wen he packed d whole thing chop . Thanks Ronke

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie July 10, 2016 at 8:44 am - Reply

      Hhahahahah… abeg make more for hubby o. Thanks a lot for the feedback.

  7. Dora July 1, 2016 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    This is rather interesting. I just tumbled on your site because I wanted to see if I can make curry sauce differently. Glad I found you. Am going to get coconut milk. Making it tomorrow.. will send you a pic of it.

    Thanks God bless you. Already looking at the other recipes.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie July 3, 2016 at 8:54 am - Reply

      awesome! do let me know how it turns out.

  8. zainab bolarinwa June 7, 2016 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    okay, so i just tried it and i ended up using regular milk (i know i know, it wasn’t recommended ) and it worked out amazingly!! i’m in love with this recipe, thanks so much!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie June 8, 2016 at 6:19 pm - Reply

      Heiii!! that’s good to hear, thanks for the feedback.

  9. Uche March 1, 2016 at 7:36 am - Reply

    I made this with corn flour as thickener. Loved loved it. Thanks for these easy to follow recipes. I really appreciate them as I do hate to cook.

  10. Hadeeza January 23, 2016 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Pls when can I use the coconut oil in the cooking

  11. Jedidiah December 30, 2015 at 7:26 am - Reply

    What can I use in place of coconut cream milk and still get the same taste?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 30, 2015 at 9:20 pm - Reply

      Coconut milk is essential. Is there a reason you don’t want to use it?

  12. 07030817830 December 20, 2015 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Am so loving this recipes, it’s my first time and am so stuck here getting addicted already.

  13. Cynthia December 9, 2015 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Tried this recipe today. It’s soo good! Thanks for posting

  14. Ladi September 27, 2015 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Hi, do we need to use 2 400ml cans of coconut cream or do you mean 400ml total?

  15. victoria August 24, 2015 at 9:12 am - Reply

    hi, been longing to prepare this sauce, I want to know if it is complusory to use d tumeric powder and at what stage should it be added. thanks, I must confess u are doing a great job

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie August 26, 2015 at 9:33 pm - Reply

      No, you can do without the turmeric. Use a little more curry.

  16. Opeyemi August 16, 2015 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Made this sauce today. It absolutely delicious.

  17. Enny August 10, 2015 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Is it compulsory i use yam/sweet potatoes as thickner since I’ll be using flour? I’m actually not comfortable with using yam/potatoes in making sauce.

  18. Lisa August 5, 2015 at 6:31 am - Reply

    Please what do you use to make the rice come out shaped,not just in this picture,but in others as well? Thank you

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie August 10, 2015 at 9:39 pm - Reply

      I typically use a small bowl.

      • Lisa August 10, 2015 at 9:41 pm - Reply

        Thanks for your response

  19. ijay July 31, 2015 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    I usually add green and red bell peppers and green beans in preparing my sauce too

  20. Sarah Nzegwu July 26, 2015 at 5:47 am - Reply

    I must confess that am in love with ur blog. I just tried this dish and it tasted really nice.. My hubby commended positively, although i used corn starch as my thickener. Thumbs up

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie July 26, 2015 at 7:13 am - Reply

      That’s great to hear Sarah! thanks for the feedback.

  21. JUANITA ORIAKU June 30, 2015 at 8:24 am - Reply

    I reside in a place where there is no yam or sweet potatoes, only Irish potatoes. Can I use that instead?

  22. Akay June 24, 2015 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    So, I officially feel guilty because I have made this recipe five times and every time it was delicious and people wanted the recipe. Though, I say “Thanks I got it from 9jafoodie…”, I haven’t commented on here to say that.. it rocked. Cos it did.

    P.S. I tried it with fish on time and my oh my….Yum!1

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie June 29, 2015 at 9:59 pm - Reply

      awwwww… that’s awesome. thanks for the feedback.

  23. kemi June 9, 2015 at 12:18 am - Reply

    Hi, can I use irish potato in place of yam or sweet potato? Really wan do this today and iv got neither of them.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie June 9, 2015 at 2:31 pm - Reply

      Absolutely Kemi, those are great substitutes.

  24. ifeseye April 3, 2015 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    i love all your receipe . can i pound or blend the yam or potatoes. i would love to try this meal. it looks yummy!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie April 4, 2015 at 7:18 pm - Reply

      You can just cut them really small, they will be mostly dissolved by the time the sauce is cooked through.

  25. bosun March 31, 2015 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Coconut milk acts as a thickener right?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie April 1, 2015 at 11:04 am - Reply

      More like a creamer. The flour works as a thickener.

  26. ade March 21, 2015 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    can you use mix this with oxtail as well?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie March 21, 2015 at 7:32 pm - Reply

      Ox-Tail will take a lot longer to soften, just factor that in.

  27. Anaecheri Angel Okwuosa March 18, 2015 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Is tumeric powder necessary?

  28. bolanle March 13, 2015 at 8:31 am - Reply

    Hi,is it compulsory to add flour to thicken or the potatoes are enough to thicken the sauce thanks

  29. Dera March 12, 2015 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Hello, thanks for all your yummy recipes. I’m a big fan!
    Pls what are the names of other vegetables you used for this sauce? I know just carrot, others don’t look familiar.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie March 12, 2015 at 9:09 pm - Reply

      Hello Dera,
      Mushrooms and purple eggplant (Garden egg). Please feel free to make use of whatever vegetables you have locally available.

      • Confiance May 23, 2015 at 8:20 am - Reply

        I am using the green egg plant available on the streets but don’t want the green colour. Should i try to peel out the exterior? I have bought every ingredient i need and will be making this for dinner. Yipppeee. Kindly reply.

        • 9jafoodie
          9jafoodie May 24, 2015 at 8:54 am - Reply

          hi! The color of the egg plant will not change by removing the film. Are you just using it as added vegetable.

  30. Chioma February 14, 2015 at 2:54 am - Reply

    Pls where can I find turmeric powder in Nigeria? And what if I don’t want to fry the chicken? I usually grill my chicken.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 14, 2015 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      From a major supermarket like shoprite. Yes, you can grill the chicken.

  31. Adenike February 12, 2015 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Hi, is the potato/yam supposed to be mashed or is it to stand out? I want to try this out this weekend.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 12, 2015 at 8:46 am - Reply

      Some will get mashed (which will thicken the sauce) and some will remain whole. Don’t worry about it, the sauce is supposed to be rustic.

  32. H February 5, 2015 at 2:52 am - Reply

    Please how do you mould the rice to that shape?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 5, 2015 at 2:35 pm - Reply

      put the rice in a bowl, pack it down. turn bowl upside down, tap bottom gently to release rice.

  33. theodora January 21, 2015 at 5:29 am - Reply

    I stumbled on this site last year and i haven’t looked back since, thank you 9ja foodies ..

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 21, 2015 at 7:40 am - Reply

      This is great to hear. Thank you for appreciating our work .

  34. Dino January 20, 2015 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    Hi, so I just tried making the chicken curry sauce with coconut milk

  35. Yetty January 20, 2015 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Do you do home delivery pls?

  36. ChiO January 20, 2015 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Looks very tasty.

  37. Omi January 19, 2015 at 7:22 am - Reply

    Hello Ronke, I’m not a first time visitor to your page but this is my first post. I stumbled into your page when I was trying to get a ‘yam porridge’ recipe and have been stuck ever since. Not only did that turn out great, but subsequent recipes which I will comment on. I have to commend you for the precise as of your recipes, I’m always excited to cook now thanks to you.

    I tried this yesterday and it was amazing, my to-to sauce till I find another! Used everything u listed except the mushroom, sweet potato instead if yam and it was great.

    I look forward to more recipes this year! Good job!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 19, 2015 at 3:37 pm - Reply

      This is such great feedback Omi! it’s because of people like you who try recipes and come back to leave feedbacks I continue to do this. I am glad you like the recipe. Try our chicken suya sauce recipe, I have a sneaky suspicion you might like it.

  38. Oyebola January 19, 2015 at 4:51 am - Reply

    I will give it a try. I hope I will be fair to your recipe at least in the first trial, I usually add my own twist to a recipe.
    Thanks so much for this initiative of introducing Nigerian cuisine to the whole world. We have got really tasty meals! Your blog kinda stirred me into trying out new recipes after such a long time, which I was in the habit of doing. Hopefully, soon, I will post a photo of my prepared chicken curry.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 19, 2015 at 3:39 pm - Reply

      Thanks Oyebola, I am sure you will enjoy the recipe. Do let us know how it goes.

      • Oyebola January 22, 2015 at 5:37 am - Reply
        • Oyebola January 22, 2015 at 5:38 am - Reply
        • MAY January 23, 2015 at 5:52 am - Reply

          This is nice…. I tried it N it is turn out well… keep d good work going. THANKS

  39. Oyebola January 19, 2015 at 4:35 am - Reply

    You can also thicken with corn flour.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 19, 2015 at 3:40 pm - Reply

      Yes, corn starch work excellently as a thickener.

  40. ChiO January 17, 2015 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    Looks delicious. Happy new year!

  41. moshin January 17, 2015 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    I’m curious about the yams/sweet potatoes being eaten with rice. Seems a heavy meal.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 18, 2015 at 10:18 am - Reply

      This helps to thicken the sauce, it’s not heavy at all.

  42. Dean January 17, 2015 at 4:14 am - Reply

    This looks nice,can I use milk in place of the coconut milk?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 18, 2015 at 10:17 am - Reply

      I wont suggest milk. you can use water and plain yogurt. if you don’t have yogurt, use plain water and thicken with flour.

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