Curry Braised Chicken Legs Recipe

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Eli Modified: October 7, 2021
Curry Braised Chicken Legs Recipe

How To Make Curry Braised Chicken Legs

Braised chicken legs get an Indian touch in this curry-infused recipe. The meat is braised in garlic, coconut milk, and various spices until tender.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • 2tbspunsalted butter
  • 6chicken legs
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • ¼tspcoarse ground black pepper
  • ½large yellow onion,diced
  • 4clovesgarlic,minced
  • 1tbspcurry powder
  • 1tspcumin
  • 1tsppaprika
  • 1tspturmeric
  • 1tspground ginger
  • 14ozdiced tomatoes,undrained
  • 2cupschicken broth
  • 1cancoconut milk


  1. Add butter to a dutch oven on medium heat.

  2. Season the chicken legs with half the salt and pepper and sear for 4 to 5 minutes on each side.

  3. Remove chicken from the pan, then add in the onions and garlic.

  4. Reduce heat to medium and stir, cooking for 2 to 3 minutes until softened.

  5. Add in the curry powder, cumin, paprika, turmeric, and ginger, then stir well.

  6. Add the chicken legs back into the pot, top with diced tomatoes, chicken broth and coconut milk.

  7. Bring to a simmer then reduce heat to medium low and cook for 25 to 30 minutes.


  • Calories: 965.20kcal
  • Fat: 75.23g
  • Saturated Fat: 31.14g
  • Trans Fat: 0.36g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 25.05g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 12.16g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.08g
  • Fiber: 2.42g
  • Sugar: 3.61g
  • Protein: 60.93g
  • Cholesterol: 332.50mg
  • Sodium: 648.38mg
  • Calcium: 86.89mg
  • Potassium: 1134.39mg
  • Iron: 6.17mg
  • Vitamin A: 152.43µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.48mg
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