Curried Honey Baked Chicken

If you have been following me for awhile, you already know I like curries. Of course a lot of people do too, but we don’t always have time to plan and put together a curry from scratch. Today I have solved that problem by sharing a curry recipe that is much easier and faster to make than you might expect.

This curry recipe is cooked in an oven and takes minimal prepping and few ingredients. The secret is store-bought curry powder that does a lot of the traditional hard work for you. The ingredients may not look like your typical curry ingredients but work well to create something truly special. I am calling this recipe Curried Honey Baked Chicken.

I make this with bone-in skin-on chicken thighs as they have a good amount of flavor and fat. This helps with balancing out the sweet and slightly spicy flavor. I like to serve this over cooked basmati rice and sautéed zucchini. You can use any kind of steamed veggies or grilled broccolini or asparagus.

This might be the dish to introduce curry to someone who doesn’t think they are a curry fan!




  • 3 lbs. or 6 pieces bone-in skin-on chicken thighs, excess skin and fat trimmed
  • 2 1/2 cups yellow onion, julienne
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced or chopped
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced jalapeno, seeds removed
  • 1 tbsp. each chives and parsley, chopped
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp. red chili flakes (omit if don’t want spicy)

To serve

  • Cooked rice
  • Steamed or sautéed veggies


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine oil, honey, salt, mustard, chili flakes, and curry powder in a large mixing bowl. Whisk to mix well, then add the chicken pieces and coat all sides well.

Arrange onion, garlic, and jalapeno in a large heavy bottom oven proof pan. Place chicken pieces on top of the onion mixture, skin-side up. Pour the rest of the sauce over and around the chicken.


Bake your chicken in the preheated oven for an hour and fifteen minutes or until the chicken is tender and nicely browned. Baste chicken few times during the baking time. Sprinkle chives and parsley before serving.


Serve over some cooked white rice!

Serves 6

Did you make this dish? I’d love to know how it turns out! Feel free to like this post and comment or use the hashtag #globaldinein on Instagram. If you would like to be notified of upcoming posts,  please consider subscribing to my blog!

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