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Preparation time: 15 minutes,
Cooking time: 25 minutes,
Portions: 2
Simple chicken curry, admirable recipe with pineapple which will certainly be enjoyed by every family member or visitor. Let’s try out Asian kitchen today with Hana’s Recipes!

Simple chicken curry with pineapple

There is no doubt that everyone prepares the chicken curry differently. It might be possible that you hear about the pineapple addition for the first time, or that you have never tried making this dish in such a way before. Fruit like pineapple creates in many of us so called “love-hate relationship” and that’s why the majority of people don’t include it anymore within their everyday meals.

With Hana’s Recipes, we would like to show you today how one ingredient like pineapple can enrich the whole recipe with its sweet flavour and overall aroma. Although it might sound unusual, the sweet and salty contrast will work ideally at the end. Not to mention the energy boost you will receive from this simple chicken curry, as the pineapple contains a high amount of vitamin C in itself.

Don’t hesitate any longer and follow the photo recipe below! Such a nutritious meal can be done in no more than 40 minutes and its simple and quick preparation makes it perfect for beginners in the kitchen as well.


  • 2 pieces of chicken breasts,
  • 1 red onion,
  • 2 garlic cloves,
  • 1 tsp (tea spoon) of ground / hot red pepper,
  • ½ tsp of ground black pepper,
  • Salt,
  • 2 tsp of curry spices,
  • ½ can of pineapple compote (sliced),
  • 1 can of coconut milk (300 ml),
  • 2 tbsp (table spoons) of oil (coconut, canola, olive,…)

Simple preparation of pineapple chicken curry

1Firstly, clean and dice the chicken breasts. Peel the onion and the garlic and chop them finely. Don’t forget to prepare the spices as well as the sliced pineapple compote.

Preparation of the ingredients. Photo - Andrea
Preparation of the ingredients. Photo – Andrea

2Slowly toast the onion in the oil. When it gets glassy enough, add the garlic to it and fry it for a short time.

Frying the onion and the garlic. Photo - Andrea
Frying the onion and the garlic. Photo – Andrea

3After that, add the chicken breasts, stir and season with black pepper, salt, ground paprika and curry spices.

Seasoning of the chicken breasts. Photo - Andrea
Seasoning of the chicken breasts. Photo – Andrea

4When the meat is almost ready, add half of the pineapple compote and 4-5 table spoons of its juice. Stir and if according to your preferences, add the coconut milk as well as water to dilute the sauce.

Pineapple addition. Photo - Andrea
Pineapple addition. Photo – Andrea

5Let it all cook together on medium power for approximately 15-20 minutes. Once ready, the dish can be perfectly served with rice. However, the choice primarily depends on your current cravings!

Simple chicken curry served. Photo - Andrea
Simple chicken curry served. Photo – Andrea

Done! Enjoy the simple chicken curry with your whole family!

Any chicken thighs left at home? The pineapple curry would go ideally with the traditional Eastern European chicken soup made of only 8 ingredients!

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Read more: Other types of curry you will fall in love with

In case the pineapple does not belong to the group of your favourite ingredients, we prepared a list of other curry dishes you are likely to choose from in the future:

  1. Chicken Tikka Masala: This type of curry originated and became highly popular in Indian regions. Later also in Britain and other parts of the world. It is typically made of marinated, grilled chicken pieces, all covered in tomato-based sauce and a wide spectrum of aromatic spices.
  2. Thai Green Curry: Thai Green Curry is a tasty dish, normally prepared from green curry paste, coconut milk and various vegetables. You can also enrich this recipe with a certain protein, such as chicken, shrimp or tofu as well. It is mostly enjoyed for its unique combination of spicy, sweet and savoury flavours.
  3. Japanese Katsu Curry: Such a curry meal consists of breaded and deep-fried meat that is usually either pork or chicken. It is served with an aromatic curry sauce, steamed rice and favourite vegetables according to one’s preferences and cravings.
  4. Rogan Josh: Another traditional Indian curry dish, particularly from the Kashmiri region. It includes tender lamb pieces that are made in a flavourful sauce containing yogurt, tomatoes and spices such as cardamom, cloves and cinnamon.
  5. Massaman Curry: This type of curry is usually prepared mildly spicy, thanks to the influence of Malay cuisine. It contains tender pieces of beef or chicken, then potatoes, peanuts and obviously a variety of spices such as cinnamon, cloves or nutmeg. This is all simmered in a sauce, typically made of creamy coconut milk.

FAQ: What kind of rice goes with the pineapple chicken curry the best?

The most common rice types, served with the pineapple chicken curry (or generally any other kind of curry) are steamed rice, jasmine rice or basmati rice. Obviously, you may choose for yourself based on your current cravings and general preferences. Despite the rice itself, what pairs very well with the simple chicken curry is the bread or even some types of pasta / noodles.


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