Chicken Korma Recipe

This clean eating chicken korma recipe will satisfy your most intense Indian food cravings!

Oh how I love Indian food. All those rich spices and fabulous aromas.

Clean Eating Chicken Korma Recipe shown up close. You see the chicken piled high in the white bowl with a golden sheen from all the aromatic herbs and spices.

I fell in love with my ex over Indian food and it’s been a semi-regular staple ever since. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ll be diving into Indian cooking a bit more this fall. Nothing makes the house smell as amazing as spices like curry, garam masala, cardamom and turmeric simmering on the stove in the evening hours. The second people catch a whiff, they seem to gravitate towards the kitchen. It’s an invisible force too powerful to fight. And thank goodness for that! It’s a great way to get the family to the dinner table!

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Clean Eating Chicken Korma Recipe

Chicken Korma Recipe

This wonderfully aromatic dish will settle your craving for Indian food!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 384kcal


  • 2 ¼ lb. chicken breasts (boneless, skinless – cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion (chopped)
  • 5 medium garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tsp. cardamom
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. allspice
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garam masala
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce (no sugar added)
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup light coconut milk
  • 1 cup roasted cashew pieces
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • salt to tast at serving


  • In a large skillet, sauté the onions and garlic in the olive oil until translucent.
  • Add the chicken to the pan.
  • Add all other ingredients in the order listed, EXCEPT for the yogurt.
  • Cook until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove the skillet from heat and stir in the yogurt and salt to taste.
  • Serve over brown rice, with clean eating naan or by itself.


Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 362mg | Potassium: 924mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3.6mg

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  1. Elizabeth Axelrod says:

    I made this for myself tonight, and loved it! This dish is soooo deliciously rich in flavor. I think next time I will add the spices before I add the chicken just so all the spice is evenly distributed throughout, but I took awhile to get all the spices measured out once the chicken was in the pan… Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, I love Indian flavor, more of your adaptations to Indian dishes would be greatly appreciated!!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Awesome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

  2. Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry says:

    I love chicken korma! My husband and I both love Indian Food as well and could eat it every day if it was possible ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for sharing such a tasty recipe I can make at home.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      My pleasure! Enjoy!

  3. graciouspantry says:

    How wonderful! I hope he enjoys it!

  4. Jeneva Rudis says:

    I made this over the weekend – my first recipe from your site!! – as well as the naan, and both were amazing! My fiance and I both wanted to lick our plates, it was so tasty. I look forward to trying more of your recipes in the future!! Thank you for sharing, and for making my transition to clean eating a little easier… ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. graciouspantry says:

      That’s so awesome! I’m so happy you enjoyed them!

  5. graciouspantry says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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  7. graciouspantry says:

    You can try low fat milk, but it won’t have the same flavor.

  8. Jodyberlinguette says:

    I think I might try a freezer-slowcooker version of this. I love my slow cooker and Indian inspired dishes. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. I made your chicken korma last night and we loved it. I measured the spices for 2 batches and now i can make it again pretty soon without the hassle of that step. I did not use the coconut milk and chicken broth it was still good. I used an 8 oz can of tomato sauce instead.
    I used cardamon out of a new jar and the flavor was pretty strong, i may use less next time.

    I served it with brown rice and steamed green beans with lemon zest and was a home run even with my 5 year old boy. Who loves all foods.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Angelica – That’s awesome! Nice twist on the recipe!

  11. Absolutely amazing and so easy!! My company was very impressed…thank you!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Natalie – My pleasure! I’m glad everyone enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Oh my goodness – as in delicious goodness. My family is new to Indian food. (we have tried Indian food 2 times and this is the first thing I have tried to cook). We all became fans. We will be trying more. Thank you.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Gaelynn – My pleasure! I love it to. Indian food is fabulous!

  13. Hi. I tried your recipe and it was fabulous. My husband is from North India and he is vegetarian so I made it both chicken for me and veggie for him and he went back for seconds! First time he’s done that thankyou. Very wonderful. I added some hing when cooking onions it’s to help make the sauce thick like cornflour n water. Thankyou. Or in punjabi dhanbaad

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Chloe – My pleasure!! What is hing made of? I’ve never heard of it…

  14. Jessica Forbes says:

    I just want to say thank you for setting up this site.
    I am new to clean eating, I’m not much of a chef.
    I am very excited to try your recipies.
    I made the banana ice cream today- my children hated it but I loved it (they don’t really do sweets).
    I will be trying the korma tomorrow.
    I really appreciate you putting all of these recipies on here for free for people to try, as your webside address says it’s very gracious of you!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jessica – Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy everything you try! ๐Ÿ˜€