Slightly sweet with a little heat, this easy Indian Spiced Chicken is sure to please the pickiest member of your family. With just a few basic ingredients, you can transform a plain chicken breast into a moist, succulent masterpiece in no time at all!
INDIAN SPICED CHICKEN
In our home, ketchup is one of the major food groups. There is ALWAYS a bottle of ketchup in the fridge, and at least one or two more in the pantry. John.e doesn’t consume ketchup as much as McKenna and I do. We are like the Frank’s Hot Sauce lady – we put that sh$% on everything! Indian Spiced Chicken uses ketchup to make a wonderfully delicious sauce.
Speaking of sauces or dishes with ketchup, have you tried my Catalina Salad Dressing? It uses ketchup and not only is it good on a salad, but it’s great on chicken too. Take a look at my Grilled Catalina Chicken! My Sweet and Sticky Chicken Drumsticks are a great option for kids, especially if they’re not a fan of curry, like in this recipe.
LET’S GET BACK TO THE CHICKEN!
I could go on and on about ketchup (ha!) but, let’s get back to this Indian Spiced Weeknight Chicken dish. We all lead extremely busy lifestyles, so anything in my home that makes mealtime prep easier, faster, and delicious is a win.
This chicken is super moist and so enjoyable. And, truth be told, it literally takes about 5 minutes to get it prepared for the oven. You come home from work or school, mix the sauce together, pour it over the chicken, and toss it in the oven. No mess, no fuss, and all in about 30 minutes. Steam some veggies to go with this chicken and you’ve got yourself a wholesome, healthy dinner.
Indian Spiced Weeknight Chicken not only promises great taste, but also less clean up. For the sauce, you need only a measuring cup and a spoon. For the chicken, you need only parchment paper and a baking sheet. Could weeknights get any easier? I think not, Dear Reader. 🙂
Even before this dish is ready to serve, it looks great. Here’s a photo of what it should look like before you place the chicken in the oven. Notice how thick the sauce is smeared onto each breast.
HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- Chicken – To keep this dish healthy, I used boneless, skinless breasts. You can use thighs too, but skinless is a must.
- Ketchup – I know I talked a lot about French’s Ketchup, but any brand will work just fine.
- Olive Oil – For flavour, shine, and to help brown the chicken.
- Spices & Seasonings – Of course, you will need salt and pepper, but also some onion flakes and curry powder.
- Parsley – Just for garnish and it’s completely optional!
In a hurry? Save this recipe to your Pinterest board for later! Click HERE!
Indian Spiced Chicken
- 4 whole chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
- 1 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons dried onion flakes
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Fresh parsley, chopped, optional
- Measure one cup of ketchup into a measuring cup. Add the dried onion flakes, curry powder, salt, and pepper. Stir together with a spoon.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set the chicken breasts about two inches apart with the smooth side facing down.
- Spoon about a tablespoon or two of the sauce mixture on top of each breast and smooth it over the top.
- Drizzle each breast with olive oil and flip the breast over. Repeat with the sauce and olive oil.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Garnish with fresh cut parsley and serve immediately.