Japanese Chicken Curry Recipe

Adapted from recipe by Namiko Chen

Delicious Japanese chicken curry recipe for a weeknight dinner! Tender pieces of chicken, carrots, and potatoes cooked in a rich savory curry sauce, this Japanese version of curry is a must-keep for your family meal.

Japanese Chicken Curry


4 servings

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 1 hour


  1. Cut chicken into bite size pieces. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Peel and cut carrot into rolling wedges.
  3. Cut onion into wedges.
  4. Cut potatoes into 1.5 inch pieces and soak in water for 15 minutes to remove excess starch.
  5. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat and sauté the onions until they become translucent.
  6. Add garlic.
  7. Add chicken and cook until it changes color.
  8. Add carrot and mix.
  9. Add chicken stock and/or water.
  10. Bring stock to boil and skim fat off the surface.
  11. Peel apple and grate it into the mixture.
  12. Add honey and salt.
  13. Let simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  14. Add potatoes and cook until tender (approx 10 mins). Make homemade curry roux while potato cooks.
  15. Turn off heat when potatoes are ready.
  16. Add homemade curry or dissolve 2 blocks of roux in a ladle. Stir to combine.
  17. Add soy sauce and ketchup.
  18. Simmer uncovered on low heat, stirring occasionally, until the curry becomes thick.