Curry Spiced Chicken Breasts – Gluten Free

by Sharon on July 1, 2018

This simple recipe for Baked Curry Spiced Chicken Breasts is a perennial favourite. Warm and spicy, this dairy free recipe is friendly to gluten free, paleo and keto diets. 

Curry Spiced Chicken Breasts on a white stoneware plate with salad greens in the background


This recipe features a combination of curry, turmeric, cumin and coriander. In addition to these dried spices are fresh onion and garlic. These spices are particularly beneficial to your body systems in many ways.

I first tasted this flavour combination at a restaurant 5 years ago. It was actually a lamb shank, but lamb is something I never buy so I recreated it as a marinade for chicken.

This group of seasonings is somehow warm and fresh at the same time. It has bite but is also smooth. 

Curry Spiced Chicken Breasts

I don’t eat a lot of meat in my regular day. I like greens and eggs and fruit and chocolate and cheese and snacks, etc. but not really huge on meat.

Beef is purchased now and then to make a bolognese and I’ll order steak on the rare occasion that I dine out but, typically, we eat chicken once a week so I like to mix it up or I get really tired of chicken.

With pretty minimal prep work you, too, can reinvent the humble chicken.

Curry Spiced Chicken Breasts

Mince up 1/2 a white onion and 2 cloves of garlic and gather those spices!


Curry Spiced Chicken Breasts

Combine those with the juice of one lemon and some olive oil in a small mason jar and shake.

Beautiful colours. 🙂

Curry Spiced Chicken Breasts

Meanwhile rinse and pat dry your chicken. Place in a glass container and season with sea salt and pepper.

Pour your marinade over the chicken and rub it all over.

Curry Spiced Chicken Breasts

Then, if you are remotely like me, you will wash your hands while singing happy birthday in your head. All you OCD’ers will get that one. 😉

Let the chicken absorb the goodness overnight then roast in the oven at 375 for 25 minutes. You are then rewarded with the tastiest Curry Spiced Chicken Breasts.

Curry Spiced Chicken Breasts

I serve this with baked sweet potato for me  along with a big salad.

Such a great dinner and a nice way to spice up the usual routine.

*Originally posted  May 23, 2013 *Updated July 1, 2018

Curry Spiced Chicken Breasts

Yields 2 servings

Serves 2

Baked Curry Spiced Chicken

15 minPrep Time

35 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 white onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp each curry powder, cumin, coriander & turmeric
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 chicken breasts


  1. Combine ingredients (except chicken) in small mason jar and shake well
  2. Pour over chicken and marinate for an hour (or overnight!) in the fridge in a covered glass container
  3. Bake at 375 for 35 minutes or until no pink remains in the middle


Diet :    
Allergy :    
gluten free
dairy free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
peanut free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free

curried chicken breast on a white plate with salad greens in the background

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Elaine July 3, 2018 at 4:40 pm
I'm always on the hunt for more recipes that use turmeric (and I love chicken dishes) so this is a "find" for me! Thanks!
Sharon July 3, 2018 at 7:44 pm
You will love this one Elaine! I've been tossing into some warm brown rice with some steamed veggies lately. Great meal. :)
emma smith August 16, 2018 at 10:03 pm

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