Perfect Japanese Chicken Curry At Home (2 Ways)

Perfect Japanese Chicken Curry At Home (2 Ways)

Japanese chicken curry is a comforting and delicious dish that is popular in Japan. It consists of tender chicken, vegetables, and a rich curry sauce served over steamed rice. Here's a recipe to make Japanese chicken curry at home:


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (optional)
  • 1 pound (450 grams) boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 tablespoons curry powder (Japanese curry powder is recommended)
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon honey or sugar (optional, to taste)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Steamed rice, for serving


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add the sliced onion to the pot and sauté for a few minutes until it becomes translucent.
  3. Add the chicken to the pot and cook until it is browned on all sides.
  4. Add the carrots, potatoes, and bell pepper (if using) to the pot and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Sprinkle the curry powder over the ingredients in the pot and stir well to coat everything evenly.
  6. Pour in the chicken broth, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and ketchup. Stir to combine.
  7. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and simmer for about 30-40 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and the flavors have melded together.
  8. If desired, you can add honey or sugar to balance the flavors and add a touch of sweetness. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve the Japanese chicken curry over steamed rice. You can also garnish it with chopped green onions or pickled vegetables for added freshness and tanginess.

Enjoy your homemade Japanese chicken curry, a comforting and hearty dish that is perfect for a satisfying meal!

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How to cook Perfect Japanese Chicken Curry At Home (2 Ways):